Author Interview: Leigh T Moore

Posted 14 April, 2013 by Gabbie in Interview / 3 Comments

Author Interview

Hey guys! Today we have the fabulous Leigh Talbert Moore here on Rampant Readers. She has graciously agreed to answer a few questions for us readers. So let’s get to it, shall we?

Hey Leigh and welcome to the blog! Can you start by letting us a little about yourself?

Leigh: I never know how to answer this question. I don’t want to say the usual “I’ve been writing since I was a kid…” Even though it’s true, it’s boring. Here’s something new: two years ago, the economy drove my little family far, far from home. My dream is one day my writing will help get us back. I never dreamed I’d write books, and now I can’t imagine not writing books. I hope readers will love, treasure, and tell everyone they know about what I write. From the response to my first three books, I’m encouraged to keep trying… :)

What are 3 things that you loved about writing The Truth About Faking or The Truth About Letting Go?

Leigh: I’ll split these and give you one for each book—okay? :)

With Faking, living vicariously in Harley’s ditzy head was funny and fun for me. I imagined her being like Cher from the movie Clueless, and I would literally giggle when I knew something was coming, but I also knew Harley had no idea. So that was lots of fun.

In Letting Go, I loved writing Ashley’s journey back to a certain someone… (no spoilers!) She starts out so angry and hard, and going with her through her experiences and helping her regain that softness was very touching to me.

What was the most difficult part to write in The Truth About Letting Go?

Leigh: I think the hardest part was when her brother gave her the memory book from her dad. I actually cried writing that part, so I knew it was going to be emotional for readers. The idea for her to have that late-night “walkabout” in her neighborhood—when she finally puts all the pieces together and reconciles with her mom—grew from writing that scene.

What is your favorite part of The Truth About Letting Go?

Leigh: I really love the scene at the creek with Ashley and Jordan toward the end—when they’re sort of fighting about how it’s time the other one opens his (or her) eyes? I don’t want to be spoilerish, but I really liked that scene a lot. It felt very real and powerful to me for those characters. But I also liked their very first encounter in Jordan’s bedroom. That was fun. :)

Can you tell us a little about your upcoming novel(s)?

Leigh: I’m super excited about the next series of books I have coming out. Starting in June, I’ll release the first Dragonfly, which is the very first book I ever wrote in 2009. Early August, I’ll release #2 Driftwood, which was the second book I wrote, and then in Sept, I hope to have #3 out followed by #4 in January.

It’s a contemporary romance book all set in a small, coastal town. The dad’s a super-rich real estate developer hiding a BIG secret, and the main character gets swept into the mystery and drama by dating his son. She discovers the secret, and then it’s all about whether she’ll tell, who all will be hurt, the ultimate fallout…

It’s very lush and soapy, and kind of a mixture of my book Rouge and The Truth books. I hope readers like it!

I’m sure that we will. Now for some fun ones! If you could choose to live in a different time period, past or future, what would it be and why?

Leigh: I’d really like to live in the future when we have those robot/self-driving cars. Wouldn’t you? Flying cars would also be nice.

If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?

Leigh: Before I was an author, I was the editor for a local magazine. I assigned stories, worked with photographers, etc. It was a fun, fantastic job, and I’d do it again in a second.

If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?

Leigh: Flying.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Leigh: The beach. Preferably along the Gulf, which is just lovely…

Do you have any pets? What are their names?

Leigh: I have one grumpy cat named Flower. My dad rescued her from the wild as a tiny kitten, so she wasn’t “socialized” by her mother cat, which means she bites and basically does all sorts of wildcat behavior. But she’s ours… Ha ha!

Favorite drink?

Leigh: Coffee. Or wine, depending on the time of day! :)

Favorite food?

Leigh: Anything my husband cooks—seriously! He’s an amazing cook.

Favorite quote?

“Just keep swimming.”

Leigh: In my circle of writer-friends, we tell each other that pretty often.

Favorite candy?

Leigh: Anything chocolate.

Favorite season?

Leigh: Summer!

Coke or Pepsi?

Leigh: Coke

Gum or Mints?

Leigh: Gum

iPhone or Android?

Leigh: iPhone

Car or Truck?

Leigh: Car

Facebook or Twitter?

Leigh: Facebook

Skittles or M&Ms?

Leigh: M&Ms!

Thanks again for joining us today Leigh!

Leigh: THANK YOU so much for having me here, Gabbie! It was too fun chatting with you today. And thanks for reading my books! Best~ <3


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3 Responses to “Author Interview: Leigh T Moore”

  1. LTM

    Thanks so much, Gabbie! And thanks, Christianna! This was a fun post/interview! I hope everybody likes my books! Happy reading~ :o) <3

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