Wednesday, December 14, 2011

5 Easy Questions with Leigh Caron!

Every Wednesday, I ask a writer the same five easy questions. In an effort to support and promote fellow wordsmiths, I feature authors who write a variety of genres, from sweet inspirational to mainstream thrillers. The writers themselves may be aspiring, published, or best-selling--all have made an impact on my life.

Thank you for joining me in welcoming…Leigh Caron!!

Leigh and I met through MVRWA, and I quickly bonded with her. Terrific writer, stylish, accomplished—Leigh inspires me. I’m delighted to have her here today. She amazes me with her range of writing, including screenplays and religious horror, and she is currently focusing on humorous women’s fiction.

Let’s get to it!

1. Beverage of choice?

Ozonated water

2. Any pets?

The sweetest cat in the world, and the dust bunnies under my bed.

3. Dream vacation?


4. What are you listening to right now?

The clatter of my fingernails on the computer keys.

5. What's for dinner?

Homemade chicken soup with wild rice and mushrooms and a handful of vitamins.


Okay, I’m asking it. What is ozonated water? It sounds healthy, as do your handful of vitamins and chicken soup. Boy, you know how to ward off a cold, don’t you?

I didn’t know you had a cat. Aren’t they lovable? I love every cat that comes my way. They’re so sweet! Your dream vacation sounds…perfect! Wouldn’t it be cool to spend a week in heaven? Of course we would never want to come back… 

Have fun clattering those keys and thanks for being my guest today, Leigh!


Leigh Caron ~

I began writing poems when I was ten. I was influenced by Edgar Allan Poe, so the poems were very dramatic and dark. I started writing novels in my twenties but never finished any. I finally took my writing seriously about ten years ago when chapters of a book kept flooding my head till finally I said, "Hm? I think I got a novel here." I finished it. The genre was dark, religious horror (trust me, there's no market for this).

I've since switched to writing humorous Women's Fiction and have completed three books in one series. I'm working on number four. I'm currently pursuing finding an agent who will love and believe that these stories resonate with women of all ages, but particularly women 50+. I write under the pseudonym, Leigh Caron primarily to protect my daughters. I think it would be too embarrassing for them (and their in-laws) to read about their mother's libido...even though my books are works of fiction. ;);)
To learn more about Leigh and her writing, head to her blog, Em-Musing, and follow her on Facebook!

I miss summer fruit. A fresh, ripe watermelon sounds so good right now. Do you miss any of your summer foods?

Have a fantastic Wednesday!


  1. I have a chihuahua called Rocky and for dinner tonight: artichokes, risotto with pumpkin and cinnamon rolls. Favorite beverage, water.

  2. I miss tuna salad...for me, it's a summer-only food. But I could really go for some about now. :)

  3. Great interview. I chuckled at the chicken soup and vitamins, simply because it was unexpected. I miss BBQ foods, like grilled chicken, ribs, hamburgers and hot dogs.

  4. Short and sweet. Love it! nice to meet you Leigh! I also have dust bunnies. i think they are a popular pet.

  5. Religious that sounds interesting. Thanks for the interview. ;)

  6. Okay, I want to read the religious horror. I'll probably be thinking about it for hours. No kidding. Nice to meet you, Leigh!

    Jill, I didn't know what that kind of water was either. :)

  7. I'm coming for dinner (and could I please have a glass of that healthy water, too?).

    And heaven sounds like my kind of vacation!
    ~ Wendy

  8. Great to meet you, Leigh. I love the hat you're wearing in your photo. So cute!

  9. Wow, Leigh. You sure know how to say a lot with few words. This wordy writer could learn a lesson from you. =)

    I have dust bunnies so large they could be mistaken for my ski cap. I don't drink ozonated water. At least I don't think I do. Since I haven't a clue what it is I couldn't tell you. That's a question I'll ask my chem teacher hubby tonight. (He loves it when I talk science.)

  10. Another great interview Jill and nice to meet you Leigh. Color me intrigued, what is Religious-Horor?

  11. Ha! Ha! Loving all these comments, guys! I just got off my stint as the Sloppy Joe lunch lady--go ahead, start singing it!--so I'm keeping this brief. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  12. Happy to meet you, Leigh! Your writing sounds deeply mysterious. I pray you'll find the right agent very soon so we can read your stories :-)

    Laughing about the dust bunnies as pets!

    Great interview, Jill! Thanks for introducing us to Leigh.

  13. Water melon and BBQ chicken...YUM.

    Leigh sounds like a fab writer, person and mom!

  14. Well hi and thanks for the comments. I apologize...I've had writer-interuptus...I'm closing on my house tomorrow and YIKES! Didn't realize I had so much to do.

    And thank you Jill for featuring me today on your blog.

  15. OK, ozonated water is made with a machine that splits the 0-2 part of H2O into 0-3 particles so your body uses the oxygen bettr. It's really a small machine.

    Religious Horror takes a story from the Bible and then adds a horror twist. I was careful not to rewrite anything from the bible, but where there's ambiguity...there's a tale to be spun. My novel, Azael's Lot is about a struggle between angels and demons, and how an evil plot conceived at the time of Noah is playing out in current day and will annihilate mankind.

  16. I miss fresh-from-the-farm corn on the cob!

    Your religious horror story sounds interesting. Have you ever considered publishing it as a Ebook?

  17. Again, loving these comments! Leigh, thanks for clearing up the ozonated water question and for sharing your religious horro--it sounds fascinating!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


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