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Leanne Hunt

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in Durban, South Africa
January 26, 1963




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Leanne Hunt lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her husband, three dogs and a garden full of wild birds. The gradual loss of her sight through early-onset macular degeneration has presented her with many challenges, but it also gives her a unique outlook on life. Her interests include psychology, spirituality and the way that stories can bring about a more conscious engagement with the world.

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Leanne Hunt Hi Lisa! Yes, your copy is on its way. I'm afraid our local postal service sometimes lets us down with irregular deliveries, but I assure you, the…moreHi Lisa! Yes, your copy is on its way. I'm afraid our local postal service sometimes lets us down with irregular deliveries, but I assure you, the parcel is being tracked and will reach you shortly. Thanks for following up and do enter again the next time I run a giveaway on one of my books.(less)
Leanne Hunt Thanks for asking, Lois. This was a decision I took early on in the writing for technical reasons. When discussing relationships, as I do on every…moreThanks for asking, Lois. This was a decision I took early on in the writing for technical reasons. When discussing relationships, as I do on every page of this book, it's easy to confuse the reader with regard to who you are talking about. I chose to use the female pronoun to refer to the blind person because I included a fair amount of autobiographical material and felt I could speak with more authority that way. However, I can see that it could be taken to infer that visually-impaired people are all female, or that the book only targets companions of female visually-impaired people. English can be very discriminatory that way, but I hope it doesn't detract from the main message of the book, which is that vision loss is not synonymous with loss of intelligence, potential for growth, or creativity.(less)
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Blind Walls Bleeding [Book 1]

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Leanne Hunt and 31 other people liked Rick Riordan's review of We Need New Names:
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
"Hard to say what drew me to this book -- the author's name is just awesome. The cover is eye-catching. The reviews have been stellar. Also, I've long been interested in the painful history of Zimbabwe (once British colonial Rhodesia) since I tried..." Read more of this review »
If Nuns Ruled the World by Jo Piazza
"I was listening to a talk given by Catholic apologist Peter Kreeft, and in the questions segment a member of the audience argued that all of his talk boiled down to "love the sinner, hate the sin", which was just empty lip service. Kreeft didn't d..." Read more of this review »
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
"What a rush... The whole tragic story takes place in one day as two girls, best friends go missing in the woods. But not together as is the assumption by law enforcement of the girls family.

A little girl who chooses not to speak can clear everythi..." Read more of this review »
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The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
"The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf is an absorbing novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. It is the story of Calli, a 7 year old girl with selective mutism and her best friend Petra who both are found m..." Read more of this review »
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Nikola Tesla by Sean Patrick
“Our first endeavors are purely instinctive prompting of an imagination vivid and undisciplined,” Tesla wrote. “As we grow older reason asserts itself and we become more and more systematic and designing. But those early impulses, though not immediately productive, are of the greatest moment and may shape our very destinies.”
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This must have been an invaluable book for any new homemaker in the early part of the last century. From a modern perspective, it provides excellent insight into the responsibilities associated with running a large household. I was particularly struc ...more
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A very enjoyable read, although I found the resolution of the mystery at the end to be somewhat contrived in its handling. The story begins slowly and gently before gathering steam with a sequence of mysterious events which may or may not be the prod ...more
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“Others imply that they know what it is like to be depressed because they have gone through a divorce, lost a job, or broken up with someone. But these experiences carry with them feelings. Depression, instead, is flat, hollow, and unendurable. It is also tiresome. People cannot abide being around you when you are depressed. They might think that they ought to, and they might even try, but you know and they know that you are tedious beyond belief: you are irritable and paranoid and humorless and lifeless and critical and demanding and no reassurance is ever enough. You're frightened, and you're frightening, and you're "not at all like yourself but will be soon," but you know you won't.”
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M. Scott Peck
“Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth... Love is as love does. Love is an act of will -- namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.”
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“The only two approaches to dealing with uncertainty are design and default. When you operate by default, your biology, which is wired for comfort, wins out and you almost always end up squarely in the gray zone.”
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Leanne Hunt I've posted a video on my GoodReads profile page about my novel "Jozi Gold", but it's also an insight into the themes I explore in fiction and my motivation for writing. Please take a look and share if it resonates with you.

Leanne Hunt Special announcement: My new book, "The Unravelling of Ingrid Steele" is free on Kindle till Friday 27 November. Get it now if you like women's fiction! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018CCHJFQ

Leanne Hunt I'm happy to let you know that my new novel, Blind Walls Bleeding, is now out in ebook format through Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Ibooks and Scribd. Blind Walls Bleeding is the first book in a series entitled The Case Files of Cara Merton, Rehabilitation Specialist, and follows the gripping story of a therapist and her client who fall in love with the same man in a strange boarding-house in Johannesburg. It's an intriguing novel about sight and blindness, generosity and jealousy, reason and madness.

Leanne Hunt Hi everyone! Just to let you know that the Kindle version of my novel Jozi Gold is on promotion at Amazon UK from Monday 10 August to Saturday 15 August. Jozi Gold is a contemporary women's fiction novel about a suburban housewife's rediscovery of self through marital breakdown. Set in south Africa against the backdrop of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Enjoy!

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