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Bonnie Leon

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Born
in Yakima, Washington, The United States
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Bonnie Leon is the author of twenty-one novels, including the recently released To Dance With Dolphins, the popular Alaskan Skies and bestselling The Journey of Eleven Moons.
Bonnie’s books are being read internationally and she hears from readers in Australia, Europe, and even Africa.
She enjoys speaking for women’s groups and teaching at writing seminars and conventions. These days, her time is filled with writing, being a grandmother and relishing precious time with her aged mother.
Bonnie and her husband, Greg, live in Southern Oregon. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

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Bonnie Leon My most recent book, Where Eagles Soar, is a true story. A woman contacted me and asked if I'd write her life story. At the time I was in the middle…moreMy most recent book, Where Eagles Soar, is a true story. A woman contacted me and asked if I'd write her life story. At the time I was in the middle of another series - The Alaskan Skies - and so I had to decline. She contacted me the following year and I was still unable. But she came to a book-signing I was doing and we got to chatting. She told me a little about her life and I couldn't hold back the tears. I knew I had to write her story. And so we set out on the journey, putting in hundreds of hours. And finally, Where Eagles Soar was completed. It is an incredible story and an honor to be the one chosen to write it.
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Bonnie Leon I have a new book out, Where Eagles Soar, so I am working hard on marketing, but I'm also working on a new novel - my first contemporary.

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I have a new book out, Where Eagles Soar, so I am working hard on marketing, but I'm also working on a new novel - my first contemporary.

The title is To Dance With Dolphins and is a story about five disabled friends who journey across the U.S. in search of lost hopes and dreams. They discover true friendship and learn to embrace the unfamiliar and to trust God's leadership in their lives. (less)
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In the spring of 1885, Luba Engstrom meets Nicholas Matroona, a strong, brooding Native from the island of Unalaska. Against her parents’ wishes, she elopes, believing love will be enough to bridge the gap between the civilized world of Juneau and the primit... Read more of this blog post »
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Abigail Mitchell Thanks for adding me!


Bonnie Hi Dawn.

I love boxers. Sadly, Emma acquired a taste for my neighbor's chickens and we had to place her with another family. Still miss her--she was precious to us.

I write historical/romance. The amount of romance varies from book to book. But there's always some. What's life without it? ;-) I write about a variety of times periods and places.

You can visit my website at www.bonnieleon.com and see all my previous books. My most recent, which will release in July is not up yet, but I'm excited about it. It's 1935 and is about a woman named Kate who loves to fly.

Have a great day.

Bonnie


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Dawn Kunda Hi Bonnie,
Thanks for being my friend...I had to try to add you when I saw your boxer picture. I also have two boxers and hope to never be without one.
Your novels look interesting. What genre are you writing in? I've started a list of authors that I want to read, instead of just trying to remember their names when I'm at the book store!


Donald Parker Hi Bonnie,
Hope you've weathered the winter ok. I think I read on the AFCW NW loop that you had a pretty good dose of snow.
God bless and have a wonderful 2009!
Don


Bonnie I loved the book Hawaii. I've got to reread it. It's been a while.

Blessings,

Bonnie

www.bonnieleon.com


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Lisa Hendrix I remember sitting next to the bookshelf in the hallway one Saturday morning while my folks were asleep, struggling to read parts of Hawaii. I must have been all of 7. I was on the part about the leper colony. Terrifying. Wonderful. I knew the book was beyond me, but I also knew I would read it one day, and I did, during high school. Michener was amazing in the way he held the big picture, weaving all those individual stories into a fascinating whole. I can't think of anyone else who comes close.

Thanks for friending me. And thanks for reminding me of what was likely my first introduction to a 'grown-up' book.


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