Interview with contemporary romance author Leigh Carron

Today’s
special guest is contemporary romance author Leigh Carron and we’re shining the
spotlight on her novel, Fat Girl.


Leigh
will be awarding a digital copy of Fat
Girl
to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop. A Grand Prize of a $50
Visa or Amazon gift card, an autographed copy of Fat Girl and an invitation to discuss the book with the winner via
phone or online will be awarded to a randomly winner. All prizes will be
awarded via rafflecopter during the tour. So, to be entered for a chance to
win, use the form below! And to
increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and
enter there, too!
Welcome, Leigh. Please tell us a little
bit about yourself:

An American living in Canada. Chocolate snob. Recovering yo-yo dieter.
Devoted mom and wife, blessed with a brilliantly witty daughter and
unintentionally humorous husband. My wacky family feed my creativity and fuel
my passion. Most nights, you will find me either curled up with a great book
or, more often, sitting at my computer, tapping out the countless visions in my
head. 

To me, there’s nothing better in a narrative
than perfectly flawed but strong characters and intense romance that is sexy,
deep, and sensual. Mm…I liken such stories to a box of Godiva. Decadent and
delicious! You can’t stop at just one. In fact, I’m now hard at work on my next
novel—A Naked Beauty, the conclusion
to Fat Girl


Please tell us about your current
release.
Dee is a successful children’s attorney. On the surface her life is
together. But it’s built on a shaky foundation of lies, secrets and
insecurities. A fact she quickly discovers when Micah Peters walks through her
office door and cracks those carefully concealed fissures wide open.
Fat Girl is a sexy romance
about the tumultuous and passionate relationship between former lovers and the
family ties that re-connect them. But it is also the story of a woman’s journey
to find what we all want and need, unconditional love and self-acceptance.

What inspired you to write this book?
Growing up with insecurities about my body and hearing how self-critical
women were about theirs, a heroine struggling with the same for my debut novel
was a natural. And since I adore steamy romance and complex characters that are
strong, yet vulnerable and beautifully flawed, I was inspired to combine all
those aspects into a provocative love story. 
Excerpt:

What exciting story are you working on
next?

A Naked Beauty, the conclusion to Fat Girl. There will be a total of 4
books in the Perfectly Imperfect series. The first two are Dee and Micah’s
story. The next two will feature Dee’s friends: Jordyn then Lexie.

When did you first consider yourself a
writer?

The
day I published Fat Girl. However, I
knew I wanted to write since I was ten or eleven and read Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret by the amazing and talented
Judy Blume. I finally did it!

Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your workday like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?

I
am fortunate enough to be self-employed as a business change consultant, which
allows me some freedom to write more often than if I had a 9-5 corporate job. I
enjoy that work, but writing is my passion.

What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?

Water
is my muse. Whenever I am spinning or stuck, I wash my hands, take a shower,
walk by the lake (when it’s not freezing here in Toronto). Not sure why water
clears my head, but it does!

As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?

Before
I caught the writing bug, I wanted to be the lead singer of an all girl group.
Too bad I couldn’t sing that well. Something I sadly discovered when my dad
recorded me belting my heart out to “Ben” by Michael Jackson. Lol.

Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?

I’d
like to share a heart-felt thank you for all the interest and positive
response. Writing Fat Girl affirmed
my dream and gave my creative outlet purpose. When women reach out and tell me that
they related to Dee and found a little inspiration among the pages, I am truly
humbled.
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Thanks, Leigh!

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11 thoughts on “Interview with contemporary romance author Leigh Carron

  1. Leigh Carron says:

    Such a sad truth, Morgan. Just as important as being loved by someone unconditionally, is learning to love ourselves, no matter what the size. That's the path Dee's on…one I can relate to. Thanks for stopping by and posting. ~ Leigh

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