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Leigh Michaels
Leigh Michaels is the author of more than 100 books, including Regency-period historical romance novels, contemporary romance novels, non-fiction books on writing, and local history books. Her romances have been published in 25 languages and in more than 125 countries around the world, and more... show more



Leigh Michaels is the author of more than 100 books, including Regency-period historical romance novels, contemporary romance novels, non-fiction books on writing, and local history books. Her romances have been published in 25 languages and in more than 125 countries around the world, and more than 35 million copies have been sold. Six of her books have been finalists in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest, and she has been honored with Reviewer's Choice awards by Romantic Times magazine. The Iowa Library Association presented her the Johnson Brigham award in 2003 for substantial and sustained literary contributions to American culture.Her non-fiction books include On Writing Romance, which has been called the definitive guide to writing romance novels, and Creating Romantic Characters. She teaches romance writing online at Gotham Writers Workshop. She is also the coauthor with her husband, Michael W. Lemberger, of a book about the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904, and of many local history books.She wrote her first romance novel when she was a teenager and burned it, then wrote and burned five more complete manuscripts -- sending more than a quarter of a million words up in smoke -- before submitting to a publisher. Her first submission was accepted and published by the first editor to read it.

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Book Hoarders Anonymous
Book Hoarders Anonymous rated it 5 years ago
That was awkward. The secret baby who wasn't...a secret that is. More that his origin was. So our H - random hollyweird actor - is in smalltownville to make a made for TV movie - a sequel for one made 4 years earlier. He has his kid (adopted) with him, and nanny no. 4 who really is only in it for ...
oh, carrots.
oh, carrots. rated it 8 years ago
I found this on my Kindle while looking for a book to help me with some issues I'm having while editing a story. Not sure when I bought it (maybe it was free). How does this keep happening? It's got some great advice for working out problem spots in specific areas of plotting. I don't have any other...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it 8 years ago
I was hoping for a good, older Harlequin goodie when I picked this up, but I didn't get my fix that I wanted. Reading this was like swimming through molasses. I don't know if it was my mood or if the story just didn't do it for me. I suspect it was a bit of both. Now I am not the girl who thinks e...
kathymartin9237
kathymartin9237 rated it 9 years ago
This was a fun romance. An over-bearing father and a scheming great-uncle gang up on siblings Emily, Isabel, and Lucien to give them much improved lives. Emily has been living in seclusion since her fiance was killed in a duel with the brother of the woman he compromised. She got very tired of her f...
MizNikki
MizNikki rated it 9 years ago
A very informative book for romance writers. I think I used a whole highlighter. A book to keep on hand for future reference.
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