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Title: The Author Within You!

Author: Leanda Wood


I always had an active imagination when I was young. I hated
school, and would pass the time away day- dreaming about things
I should not even have known about at such a young age. I used
to make up stories in my head, that would always have me as the
centre of attention, like collecting an Oscar for a Hollywood
film that I had starred in, or recovering from a major operation
or accident. I think I was like this because I was a shy kid who
lacked a lot of confidence. It was no different when I started
work. Those long boring days stuck in an office with bitchy
overweight girls with no meaning to their life apart from bingo
on a Friday night and watching Eastenders with their doubly
overweight boyfriends. I always dreamed about writing a book or
acting. When I realised that I was far to old to be dreaming
such girly things such as acting, I decided that I would become
famous for my imagination instead. I decided to write a book. I
thought about it long and hard. What do I write about? What era
will it be set in? What will be the background basis for the
book? Who would want to read a book from the likes of a person
like me? I always liked reading about the Second World War. I
had a morbid fascination surrounding the rise of Hitler and the
Holocaust. Don’t get me wrong, I am by no means a Nazi, and I
totally disagree with the treatment and atrocities he handed out
to the poor Jews. Nether the less it did interest me, so after
much pondering, I decided to write a story about the Holocaust.
I based it on a young Jewish girl growing up in occupied Poland
during the Nazi invasion. I never believed for one minute that
it would be published, but after submitting my manuscript to
quite a few online publishers, I finally got accepted. I could
not believe that little old me would become a successful writer.
My book is due for release on 3rd March 2005 and is for sale at
most leading bookstores, including my publishers , you see anybody can write, but it takes
confidence and you have to believe in yourself. I never did for
so many years. I t was only my Husband telling me how good my
story was that I decided to give it a go, and believe me I am
just a regular girl with no silver spoon in her mouth, I just
plucked up the courage to do something to change my life for the
better. The moral of my humble little story is, don’t let doubt
and the lack of confidence hold you back. Give it go, for you
never know where your courage may lead you. You can view my book

About the author:
Leanda Wood has written many short stories over the years, and
has just had her first novel "There Are No Children Here"
published. Excerpts from her book can be found at

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Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:45 pm
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