Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Brunch 7/21/2013


First and foremost, it is a pleasure to have you here.  Welcome to Harper’s Sunday Brunch Interview!

So, can you tell us what makes Leanna Harrow tick?  What got you started on the path to becoming an author?

I’d always wanted to write and when my youngest child…I have 4, turned 18, I decided it was time for me.

What are you currently working on?  Would you care to share a snippet?

I’m working on Why Not to Anger an Erotic Novelist lol.  The snippet is:

“Do you have the Roofies?” Lynn asked Debbie.

“Yep.” Debbie replied.

“Do you have the Viagra?” She asked Mary.

“Yes darlin, Bob will never miss them.” Mary replied with a wistful look on her still young looking face.

“You know what you’re supposed to do right?” Lynn asked Debbie who was the youngest of the group.

“Yes.” She replied meekly.

“Good, that bastard’s so got this coming.” Lynn said with a slightly wicked smile crossing her face.

“Mary, you’re set to get him up to the room at eight right?” Lynn asked the beautiful red head.

“All set.” Mary said with her own wicked smile firmly planted on her cherry red painted lips.

“Good,” Lynn continued, her smile fading. “If any of you have any doubts, now is the time to speak up. Once we start this, there’s no turning back.” She said, warning them for the twentieth time.

“I’m good.” Mary said.

“You’re sure he won’t know it was us?” Debbie asked; worry clearly showing on her pretty yet obviously pained face.

“He won’t remember a thing.” Lynn assured her.

“Then, I’m in too” she said almost hesitantly. Each of the women, one at a time, outstretched their hand into the center of the circle they were standing in making a pile of hands to show their unity.

It was done. There was no going back now. The wheels had been set in motion and Rich Simpson was getting ready to get back all of the humiliation, degradation and disrespect he’d been dishing out for years, in spades. He just didn't know it yet.  Even though he wouldn't remember it, the girls would. They’d even have a video as a souvenir.

Do you include some of your own personal experiences in your books or do you prefer to use your imagination?

I prefer my imagination for the sexier parts...It’s much better than a lot of my real life experiences ;)

Why Erotica?  What made you choose this genre over others?

An incident online with a “catfish” made me choose the erotic genre. I decided to find out what it was that men find so alluring about online sex…without actually doing it ;) Then, I used my life’s story as the back story and had at it!

Do you have a specific process or a ritual you go through when sitting down to write?

Nope, I’m a totally off the cuff kind of girl.

Where do you find your inspiration for your plots?  Do you have any tricks of the trade you would care to share? 

They just come to me like a movie. It’s all very surreal. My head is always working. I can’t stop it sometimes. lol

What is the oddest place/situation where an idea for a book/plot has come to you?

I was in the grocery store with a grocery list…I just started writing on the back of the list!

What makes a book stand out and perk your interest?

I have to be able to see myself in a character.  If I can’t, 
I can’t read it.

We all have our favorite authors.  Can you share some of yours and tell us why you like them?  

I am a Stephen King fanatic, I always have been, and I think it’s because he goes nearly insane at one point of the book, and I’m always waiting for it. I’m kind of like that in real life, but I keep it pretty well hidden. lol

We all have a pet peeve, care to share yours?

DISHES left in the sink OVERNIGHT and my kids know it…yet they do it regardless…I think at their ages, they still do it just to mess with me. lol

When you’re not writing, what are the things you enjoy doing to relax?

I LOVE to shoot pool. I have loved it since I was very young and got to hang out with a couple of the industry’s greats…Willie Mosconi and Minnesota Fats…Man…those guys were awesome!

Thank you so much for joining me here today, Leanna.  I know my followers will enjoy this spotlight as much as I have conducting it.  Good luck on all your future endeavors. 

Thank you for having me, it’s been a pleasure!


Leanna Harrow grew up on the Central Coast of California where the beaches were pristine and the sunsets were spectacular. She attended the school of hard knocks as traditional schools had too many rules and regulations. She raised four children who turned out happy, healthy, productive members of society. Each of her children grew up to possess her independent spirit and headstrong ways but are all awesome people.
For all of her love, time, and devotion, Leanna’s children have repaid her with the ultimate gift of grandchildren. They are her favorite past time and at present, she has four of them. Leanna’s sure that the future holds more of them.

Her hobbies include cooking huge meals for her extended family, a good game of billiards every now and then, reading a good book—as well as writing one, writing poems that pop into her head at the most inopportune times, listening to music as many hours a day as possible, and people watching, especially men!

Leanna lives in North Carolina and is very single.

Her Website
Twitter OR @LeannaHarrow
Amazon Author Page


Book One of the Maggie West Series How Many Lies Can One Man Tell? Maggie West has endured the worst luck: abusive relationships, cheating husbands, an emotionally-destructive mother, a daughter's bout with cancer, and a slew of last-resort jobs. A natural giver, she loses herself in others to the brink of numbness, isolation, and disillusion. However, when she joins a social network to fight her loneliness, Maggie encounters a beautiful man- who is full of lies. As a game, she allows herself to be willfully deceived, and in the process, gets wrapped into an experience that awakens her mind, body, and sexuality in ways she never imagined possible.


Leanna's Other Works

Link for Leanna's other works

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