I would like to welcome LeeAnn Burke to my blog today. She’s written a blog about what inspires her writing. (Great reason.) And you can help out. Until the end of October, her publisher is donating one dollar for every ebook copy of Deadly Secrets in honor of Breast Cancer Month. If you would like, you can purchase the book for only $2.99. Here is the link
She’s hoping her publisher needs to write a huge check at the end of the month.
Good deal, great cause.
Here’s LeeAnn —
As an author I am often asked what inspires my writing, where to do my stories come from. I wish I had a straight forward answer, but the reality is that different things, people and events inspire and influence me and then my writing.
This month I found inspiration in a run/walk. Sounds odd? Well this is an event that is close to my heart. The Run For The Cure raises money to find a cure for Breast Cancer. Who wouldn’t want to help accomplish that? It’s not the run itself that inspired me this year, but the people who took part in it and those who can’t but were there to encourage others. As I stood near the back of the runners section and waited for the bell to go off so we can all start running I felt the buzz and joy of sharing a really great event with 9,000 other runners and walkers. We didn’t known each other but we all had the same goal – help find a cure, remember a loved one who died from the disease and have fun. Just to explain how big this run was, as I crossed the finish line 30 minutes after it started the last of the walkers were crossing the start line to begin their journey. That’s the best way to call it, a journey. As a regular runner running 5 km is no big deal for me, but as I see a woman wearing a pink shirt – a cancer survivor shirt, it hits me. I am the lucky one. I have a healthy body. I can’t help but remember my friends who didn’t make it and know that A B Wallace would be there to cheer me on if she could. Before she died I told her I would run for her, and have done so ever since. I know this will make me a better writer, because it makes me feel like a better person each year.
Once I got home I put my “who are you running for?” button next to my computer to remind me of the day and the inspiration that run gave me. I can’t wait to do it again next year.
A blurb about Deadly Secrets —
Philippe Lafrance is a well-known reclusive writer whose life is suddenly thrown upside down when the grandfather he never knew existed, dies. He investigates the reason and learns that his family has kept secrets from him. Deep, ugly secrets. Worse, a killer is murdering the men in his family. He discovers that his father, then his grandfather, were murdered by someone desperate to keep secrets buried.
Bereft, Roxanne St-Clair is left to manage a restaurant when the only person who ever mattered to her, her foster parent and mentor, is murdered. She puts her life on hold to find his killer and bring him to justice.
Thrown together by circumstance and a mutual goal, Philippe and Roxanne fight their attraction and team up to find the killer, bring him to justice and unearth the truth. To stay alive, they must keep one step ahead of the assassin in order to prevent him from killing his next target, Philippe.
Will they succeed in bringing to justice this killer before Philippe becomes his next victim? Will they be able to deal with the truth behind the deadly secrets?
And a bit about the author —
At the age of 12 Leeann put pen to paper and created stories. She finished her first and only short story within weeks. She kept on writing through high school, university and her first few dead end jobs. To this day she still has a pen and paper handy.
After 22 years of writing she finally got “the call”. The owner of LBF Books called to let me know she wanted to purchase DEADLY SECRETS. Her dream was finally coming true. She decided to give her dream more purpose by donating funds to the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) and to a Canadian organization that does Breast Cancer Research. DEADLY SECRETS is also a proud sponsor for ABCF. THE BOOK