Leigh Verrill-Rhys

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A native of Paris Hill, Maine, Leigh spent most of her childhood and early adult years in San Francisco before emigrating to Wales to marry and raise three sons. She has been a writer, editor and lecturer for most of her life, intermingled with career portfolios in marketing, finance and community arts projects.

An award-winning editor, she has published three volumes of women’s autobiographical writing about their lives in Wales and during World War II. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Welsh Academy and several RWA chapters. Wait a Lonely Lifetime is her first published novel.

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Leigh Verrill-Rhys I rarely have this problem. My biggest ghouls are procrastination (which I am doing right now!) and displacement activity. Both of these are avoidance…moreI rarely have this problem. My biggest ghouls are procrastination (which I am doing right now!) and displacement activity. Both of these are avoidance techniques (self-sabotage) and fighting them is difficult. There is always something or someone calling on my time. Saying 'No' is hard. Putting all the excuses aside, I always have something to write, whether a blog or the next chapter or revision of a completed first draft. I just have to do it!(less)
Leigh Verrill-Rhys There are so many good things about being a writer, saying which is 'the best' is difficult. If you love your work - of any kind - the work is the bes…moreThere are so many good things about being a writer, saying which is 'the best' is difficult. If you love your work - of any kind - the work is the best part of you. I am compelled to use words to describe my experience and what goes on in my imagination. I have other creative outlets - dancing, singing, textile art, but writing is the most satisfying. A writer creates worlds, inhabited by people you can explore at your leisure. Writing makes some sense of human behavior.(less)
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Wait a Lonely Lifetime

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Writers are arrogant pretenders. We freely usurp identities, characteristics, ideas, thoughts, voices of people we imagine as characters in our books and stories. These are all part of our craft—our toolbox—of storytelling. We step over the boundary between reality and fiction when we decide we also have the right, indeed… Read more of this blog post »
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