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About Leigh Ellwood
Leigh Ellwood has written and published several novels and short works of erotica and erotic romance. Her anthology of lesbian erotic stories, SHE LOVES ME, was an Amazon.com bestseller, an All Romance eBooks bestseller for lesbian romance, and a finalist in the Gold Crown Literary Society “Goldie” Awards for Best Erotica.
Leigh is very active on Twitter at @LeighEllwood and welcomes readers to contact her there or via e-mail at ffcomingtogether (at) gmail.com.
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An Interview with Leigh Ellwood
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Leigh, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is a very special collection benefiting a very special cause. What can you tell us about how Coming Together: Girl on Girl came about?
LE: Thanks for having me!
I had contributed once before to Coming Together, and continue to enjoy the anthologies. Alessia Brio, who heads the organization, embraces diversity, particularly when it comes to selecting stories. Therefore, she hadn't considered an all-lesbian volume until I proposed it. I write all genres, but recently have had success with lesbian romance. As a supporter of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, I felt an F/F charity book would be a great fit for Coming Together.
HH: What can you tell us about the authors and stories in this collection?
LE: Many of the authors included have contributed to previous Coming Together books, and some are new to CT but have published elsewhere. Girl on Girl is a nice mix of sub-genres -- we have contemporary, sci-fi, historical, paranormal, interracial, and BDSM. Some stories are romantic and others are heavily erotic, but all focus on the dynamic between two women who share a mutual attraction.
HH: Do you have any favorite stories in this collection?
LE: Oh, it's a challenge to pick just one! There is a hot short about two women competing for a car, and another involving sex toys. If you want to know more, you have to get the book!
HH: Whom does the sale of this anthology benefit?
LE: The National Center for Lesbian Rights assists people in the LGBT community with legal and social issues. I became aware of the NCLR after hearing a story about a person denied permission to visit his partner in the hospital. It amazes me that this still happens today.
HH: What did you enjoy most about crafting this collection?
LE: I enjoyed reading the submissions. I've done anthology calls in the past, and I was very impressed by the quality of work that came. It was very difficult to draw up a final list.
HH: What are you working on yourself these days?
LE: I am about to submit a novella to a special publisher call, and after that I have the followup to my short, Long Awaited Friend, to finish. After that, I haven't decided yet. :)
HH: Where do you draw inspiration from?
LE: I must come up with a new story idea every day. I'll be out on a walk and see something that prompts a question, an idea, and next thing you know I'm writing notes.
HH: What's your writing schedule like?
LE: I write at night, when everybody is asleep. If I can get a thousand words a night, I'm doing well.
HH: Where can readers find you online?
LE: You can find me online here
HH: What's your favorite place to hang out online?
LE: I'm usually on Twitter more than anywhere else, but I'm also checking out AReCafe.com and Facebook.
HH: Thank you!
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