Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Leigh Duncan!

*Giveaway!* Easy Entry! U.S. only~Ends 12/10/17
 Today’s featured author is the lovely Leigh Duncan! Learn some fun facts about Leigh in this short Q&A.  Leave her a question on the blog for a chance to win – Journey Back to Christmas!

1. What genre(s) do you write?

Women’s fiction and contemporary romance

2. Coffee or tea lover? 

Coffee. I’m addicted to my Keurig and sip on half-caff all day.

3. Name one thing on your bucket list

I’d love to spend a summer writing in a mountain cabin.

4. Do you have pets?

Sadly, no.  But I’m lobbying hard for a Corgi or a Beagle.

5. When I wake up every morning I… Hit the ground running.  Coffee (while I check in with Facebook and answer emails), then a nice, long walk before I tackle my daily To Do list.

​6. Weirdest​ or unique thing you own.

The over 150 roosters in my kitchen. Ten years ago, I bought one—one!—ceramic rooster to set on my kitchen counter. Despite my objections, (“Oh, you shouldn’t have.  Really.”) friends and family have added to the collection ever since. The thing is, I don’t particularly like roosters.

​7. Do you have ​any hobbies or particular skills? 4 Cozies Turned

Cooking, baking and crocheting.  Last year, several of my friends went crazy for Halo Top, so I made them all cozies for their ice cream containers.

8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories? 

There’s so much turmoil and strife in the world. I write tender, heartwarming stories that give my readers an escape from their troubles and a chance to relax.


Meet Leigh Duncan

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More books by Leigh Duncan

Leigh was honored this year when Hallmark Publishing chose her novelization of Journey Back To Christmas as the book to launch their new publishing venture.  An Amazon best-selling author and a National Readers’ Choice Award winner, Leigh has written over two dozen novels, novellas and short stories. Her first full-length book, The Officer’s Girl, was released by Harlequin American Romance in 2010. Leigh went on to write seven more books for Harlequin, including the highly acclaimed Glades County Cowboys series, before she began writing the more complex and emotional stories that have resonated with her readers. Leigh lives on Central Florida’s East Coast where she writes heartwarming women’s fiction and contemporary romance. To learn more about her, visit her website at www.leighduncan.com or visit her on Facebook at LeighDuncanBooks.

 


Journey Back to Christmas

Journey Back To Christmas E-Book
Available on Amazon

Treat yourself to ebooks inspired by Hallmark Christmas movies. Enjoy a heartwarming, feel-good story…and find out what happens after the movie ends.

WWII is finally over, but Hanna’s husband, Chet, didn’t return home. She puts on a brave smile during the day while nursing her hospital patients, but at night, she grieves the loss of her love.
Then the Christmas Comet appears for the first time in over seventy years, and Hanna’s caught in a snowstorm and knocked unconscious. She wakes up in modern times, and much to her confusion, her small town has changed. A local cop takes pity on her and invites her to stay with his family over the holiday.
As she searches for her place in this familiar yet different town, Hanna discovers that even small acts of kindness impact lives…and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless. Now, she hopes to find her way back to her own time…and this year’s comet may lead her to a Christmas miracle.

This sweet story includes a free original recipe for Gingerbread Cupcakes with Christmas Comet Cookies.


Giveaway!

Winner is Diana!

Leigh Duncan is giving away an ebook of Journey Back to Christmas , (U.S only) to one lucky commenter!

To enter, simply leave Leigh Duncan a question about her books or based on her Q&A responses.  Giveaway ends on 12/10/17.


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21 thoughts on “Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Leigh Duncan!

    1. Leigh says:
      Thanks so much for chiming in! Hubby and I spent quite a few summers prowling through Maggie Valley and the Bryson City area when he was really “into” fly fishing. (His interests have shifted to bluegrass and fiddle of late.) That was such a pretty area that I’d really like to go back there, spend a summer in a rustic cabin and write, write, write.

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    1. Leigh says:
      The Smokey’s are beautiful in the fall! And the summer, too! We rented a huge cabin outside of Gatlinburg where we spent a wonderful week with our kids and their families one year. That area is sooo pretty!

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  1. I am one of those who read to escape all the ills and troubles of the world. Why the mountains instead of a beach house for a writing retreat?

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  2. My husband and I plan to take our kids to a cabin next year for winter they have never seen snow! When you wrote this book what inspired you to write it! Cant wait to read it!

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    1. Leigh says:
      This was the perfect movie for me to write the companion book for ‘cause I love World War II love stories, and have always been interested in time travel. (Anyone remember the White Gold Wielder series?)

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    1. Leigh says:
      I’m an East Coast gal, Martha. We spent a few years in LA, but I was constantly getting lost out there ‘cause the ocean was on “the wrong side.” So, anywhere north of Georgia on the East Coast would be terrific. I especially like the areas around Gatlinburg, Maggie Valley and Bryson City.

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  3. I love Hallmark and this movie was great! I’ll be looking forward to watching it again. Now, I’ll look forward to reading this book!
    Would you ever consider writing a suspense romance book?

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    1. Leigh says:
      Thanks for writing! I hope you enjoy the book as much as you did the movie, Donna! And yes, I’ve written a suspenseful romance. Look for Pattern of Deceit. It’s the story of a young woman’s search for her missing father and her efforts to free him—and herself—from a dangerous cult. Let me know what you think of it.

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  4. From Leigh Duncan:
    I’m so sorry, everyone, that I haven’t been able to respond to your posts individually. For some reason, Word Press has been giving me fits lately. But I’ve read all your comments and responded below. Thanks sooooo much for taking time out of your busy days to respond! And many, many thanks to Lorelei for inviting me onto the blog and putting up this comment.

    Lisoo: Thanks so much for chiming in! Hubby and I spent quite a few summers prowling through Maggie Valley and the Bryson City area when he was really “into” fly fishing. (His interests have shifted to bluegrass and fiddle of late.) That was such a pretty area that I’d really like to go back there, spend a summer in a rustic cabin and write, write, write.
    Bn100: Good question! I’ve weeded them down to a relatively few 20 or so of my favorites.

    Sue G: The Smokey’s are beautiful in the fall! And the summer, too! We rented a huge cabin outside of Gatlinburg where we spent a wonderful week with our kids and their families one year. That area is sooo pretty!

    Girlfromwva: Thanks for chiming in! Oh, a beagle! And corgi’s! They’re adorable—those little legs and round bellies. Smart dogs, too!

    eawells: Excellent question! I would probably choose a mountain cabin over a beach house because I live in Florida and would appreciate a change of scenery. 🙂

    Shannon Capelle: This was the perfect movie for me to write the companion book for ‘cause I love World War II love stories, and have always been interested in time travel. (Anyone remember the White Gold Wielder series?)

    Martha T.: I’m an East Coast gal, Martha. We spent a few years in LA, but I was constantly getting lost out there ‘cause the ocean was on “the wrong side.” So, anywhere north of Georgia on the East Coast would be terrific. I especially like the areas around Gatlinburg, Maggie Valley and Bryson City.

    Kathleen Bylsma: Yes to HEA’s! Always! Even though my Women’s Fiction books (The Orange Blossom series) deal with a little bit more serious situations, there’s always an HEA.

    Donna Garigliano: Thanks for writing! I hope you enjoy the book as much as you did the movie, Donna! And yes, I’ve written a suspenseful romance. Look for Pattern of Deceit. It’s the story of a young woman’s search for her missing father and her efforts to free him—and herself—from a dangerous cult. Let me know what you think of it.

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  5. Leigh I loved your story about roosters 🐔 it is so funny how things start. My younger sister and I were on a trip and there was a 🐸 frog involved in our room one night, and my sister had a fit!! It was hilarious so ever since she gets frogs all the time😜😜. I love your books!!

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