I started reading at a very young age. By the time I was nine, I always had a book on my night table. I didn't realize then but they were romance's in a way, Sue Barton, Cherry Aimes, Senior Prom...stories of spirited young women who broke convention searching for careers and discovering love!
In college, I had a three hour break between classes and my Grandmother lived close to the university so I would spend the break with her three times a week. Grandma Elsie worked hard her entire life so in her retirement, her days were filled with true confessions magazines, Harlequin romance books and watching The Guiding Light on television. I began to read the Harlequins....and OMG my grandmother was reading those books!!! Even back in the eighties they were pretty darn hot, and at 16- 17 (I went to college early) I thought they were deliciously scandalous and loved every single page.
Needless to say my love of books was solidified. I did have to sidetrack into the extremely boring, sleep inducing world of text books for several years while working toward my degrees, but later I was able to expand the genres I enjoy.
I have my favorite authors who are more dazzling to me that any Hollywood star and like all fans I had secret aspirations to join them one day on the "bookshelf walls of fame" at my local bookstore. I will be honest with you, it was always a dream. I must have used "I want to write a book" hundreds of times over the years when asked "greatest wish" questions, but now I no longer can.
The pressure is on to come up with a new "One day I hope to...." response because Ladies and Gentlemen, I am proud to announce the publication of my first novel, "Darkness Before Dawn" the first book in the Never Lose Sight Series by me...Author Leigh Robbins.
I hope you enjoy the book. It is based on a true life story, and is about surviving, switching gears after tragedy and becoming someone new, discovering the important things in life and making your dreams come true.
Stranger things have happened...It can happen to you.