Wednesday, January 30, 2008


In Detail with Leeanne Marie Stephenson
Tell us the book title and your author name.A PRESCRIPTION FOR LOVEBY LEEANNE MARIE STEPHENSON
What inspired the book? my life took a dramatic turn as I was diagnosed with kidney failuredue to my diabetes. The prognosis was less than promising. As myphysical condition deteriorated, I was forced to give up my career as anurse. Fatigue and weakness encompassed my entire world as I underwentdialysis treatments. Desperate and determined to still be part of thiswonderful profession, I started writing a romance novel based on theexperiences I had encountered as a nurse. When the days that lie aheadof me seemed impossible to face, I did not allow my tears to compromisemy strength. Instead of giving up, during the darkest time in my life,I drew on the love that surrounded me from my wonderful husband and family to write this loving story. When I wrote, I was released from my physical problems and taken back into the world of nursing, which I loved so much. Romantic stories can always release us from the problems of real life. They send us into a fantasy world where our imaginations can soar. I strove to take my readers and myself into that world. Thus was born my book, “A PRESCRIPTION FOR LOVE”.
What makes this book special to you? This book is so very special because it represents the strong love Ihad surrounding me, and what I could accomplish because of it, duringthe lowest point in my life.
What makes this a book that other people MUST read and WHY?It is a truly wonderful romantic journey, where you will wish thatthe Hero was definitely the man in your life! You are drawn into thedrama of the medical world with breath taking life and death scenarios, aworld of wealth and prestige, and underhanded schemes that lend themany twists and turns to this hard to put down read. You will wish it would never end! It also is a book that demonstrates what can be achieved when life seems overwhelmingly hopeless.
What people NEED to read this book and WHY? Lovers of romance novels, people wanting to know what true love isand how it is demonstrated between 2 people. People facing thechallenges of great adversity in their lives will hopefully be inspired to readthis book, to see how I achieved my dream while living without any hopein my life.
What sparks your creativity?
Any tips to help others spark their owncreativity? My creativity for this book came from the great love affair I have with my husband. Also, I wanted to still of the medical world so I wrote about that. I think you can be very creative if you use a lot of your own personal experiences in your writing.
What has been the biggest stumbling block in your writing?
Can youshare some tips to help others get past similar problems?The hardest thing about writing when you are sick, is the fatigue and weakness that you experience. You just have to have an unfathomable resolve to forge ahead and accomplish what you set out to achieve!
What do you think motivates people to become authors?
What motivatedyou to get into this unusual industry? I became an author, because the writing allowed me to escape into my imagination and go to a place where the world was wonderful! It allowedme to escape the horrible world and circumstances I was in. I wroteabout a place in life that I loved which was being a Nurse.
Tell me about the most unusual things you have done to promote anybooks? I persistently sent many media packages and e-mails to a TV show until they relented and had me on their show.
FICTION - If there is a setting, tell us how you decided on thatsetting and what you did to create a complete and vivid setting for your readers? My setting is where I worked my own career as a nurse so it is very personal to me and easy to describe throughout the book.
FICTION - What inspires you about the hero or heroine in your book?What makes them memorable for the reader?
What motivates the hero and/orheroine? You can include information about both if you want. Well, the heroine is a Nurse as I was, so alot of her characteristics magnify my personality. The hero is every woman's dream, truly aloving caring man.
FICTION - Is there a villain or something that causes friction in your story? Tell us about what or who it is and how that contributes to thestory. Any details about conflict and friction is good information to know.There are several villains in the story, all with the same goal of keeping the hero and heroine apart! Each has their own selfish reasonsfor their phoniness and manipulations of the characters. It lends many twists and turns to the plot with their underhanded schemes!
If there's anything else you would like to share, this is the time and place. After a year on dialysis, I was told I could have a kidney transplant. My wonderful brother stepped forward and gave me the gift of life. From that moment on, my whole world changed for the better and I eagerly embraced this second chance at life. When I felt well enough,I set about getting my romance story published, so I could be an inspirational example of what can be accomplished when life seems overwhelmingly hopeless.
Thank you for visiting with me and in closing, give us your website address and a link to order your book.

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