Leigh offers seminars and programs to writers’ groups and other groups. Workshops range in length from one hour to a weekend.
for general audiences:
Romance: When You Care Enough to Read the Very Best
Romance novels are the best-selling segment of the paperback book market in North America, and a huge portion of the e-book market, with thousands of titles published each year and $1.5 billion in annual sales. Who is reading all those books – and why? What makes a book a romance novel? And how did a woman from small-town Iowa end up a best-selling author of both contemporary and historical romances, published in 120 countries and 27 languages?
What I Learned About Life from Writing Romance Novels
Life lessons acquired through forty years of making a living and supporting a family as a full-time writer. Suitable for keynote addresses for general audiences as well as for students and women’s groups.
For the Love of Tea
The history of tea and tea parties, served up along with a cuppa (and a companion cookbook)
Much Ado About Shakespeare
Exploring the real man behind the pen name adds immensely to understanding and enjoying the works of the Bard.
Louisiana Exposition: The 1904 World’s Fair
One of the most important events in the history of the new United States occurred in the early 1800s when U.S. President Thomas Jefferson negotiated the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France, doubling the size of the country. A hundred years later, the city of St. Louis hosted the Louisiana Exposition, one of the world’s biggest worlds fairs and the largest ever held on American soil. See more than 100 photographic views of the fair.
Additional programs are available.
Speaking fees are negotiable. All reasonable expenses (including travel, hotel, and meals) must be covered by the sponsoring group.