Welcome to our Writers Wednesday Spotlight! Each week we will be highlighting a different geeky writer we think you might like to check out. For this week’s spotlight, we are excited to introduce you to Leann M. Rettell!
Her most recent book “Across the Veil, Conjuragic Book 1” was released May 16, 2017! Her upcoming book “Over the Bridge, Conjuragic Book 2” is scheduled for release in early May 2018.
You can purchase it here: Across the Veil, Conjuragic Book 1.
About Leann M. Rettell
(in her own words from her website)
Leann M. Rettell was born and raised in West Virginia but now lives in North Carolina with her husband, three children, two crazy dogs, and two aloof cats.
She is the author of the Conjuragic Series and the upcoming Dream Thief Series published by Falstaff Books.
She has dreamed of being a writer since she was a little girl. Never give up. Dare to dream and believe in magic.
5 Questions with . . . Leann
- When did you first realize you were interested in becoming an author? What drives you to write?
I started writing poetry as a teenager and took creative writing in high school with the ultimate goal of writing mystery and thrillers. However in undergraduate, I realized I should follow my passion of fantasy. The characters in my worlds push me to keep writing so they can tell me their stories.
- How would you describe your style or genre of writing to a potential fan?
I write urban fantasy and paranormal which is short hand for witches and magic hidden amongst the real world.
- What are you currently working on? What are you working on next?
I am in the middle of a rewrite of Into the Fire, book 3 in the Conjuragic Series. After this I’ll work on book two of the Dream Thief series.
- What existing book do you wish you had written and why?
Harry Potter. Not because of the fame or earnings, but because of how awesome it would be to create such an iconic world that generations of people can relate to and driving young people to read.
- What is one piece of advice you would give to a budding writer?
Don’t give up. Write your story to the best you can and then learn from others and editors to make it even better. Have fun and love your characters.