Author Spotlight – Linda Leigh Hargrove

My bio

Linda Leigh Hargrove blends suspense, humor, and faith into compelling stories about race and class in America. Her writings include three novels, in addition to several “sweet” romance novellas and short stories.

What is your genre? What draws you to this genre?

Most of the books I’ve written in the past five years are sweet romance set in the South. I was born in North Carolina and I think it’s a place that is full of good memories and romance.


What is your purpose? Who has influenced your life as an author?

My purpose as a writer is to entertain and enlighten. My writing is influenced mostly by Sharon Ewell Foster, the first black Christian author who was addressing racism, one of the same themes that I wrote about in my first book. 


What is your favorite marketing technique? How do you get your book in front of readers?

I don’t do a consistent job of marketing, but I’ve found that posting consistently to my Facebook author page has been successful as well as doing joint promos with other black Christian fiction authors? 


What is something you want readers to know about you?

I want them to know that I’m not serious all the time. 


What are you reading right now?

I’m currently reading an old high school classic, Lord of the Flies. It’s part of book research I’m doing for a new book series. 


3 Fun facts about yourself.

I like to knit and crochet. I taught myself to roller skate, and I can’t sleep if my sheets aren’t tucked at the foot of the bed.

SHORT STORIES:
Dancing on the Moon (2018)
Catch a Falling Star (2019)
Entertaining Angels (Christmas story) (2020)

CHRISTMAS ROMANCE NOVELLAS:

Santa’s Secret (2017)
Letters From Santa (2018)
The Wish List (2019)

NEWLAND ROAD SERIES:
History Lessons, romance novella (2017)
Walking Music, romance novella (2018)
Cooking School (2019)

ISAAC HUNT CONTEMPORARY NOVEL SERIES:
The Making of Isaac Hunt (2007)
Loving Cee Cee Johnson (2008)
Saving Tate Michaels (2015)

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