Interview with Leesa Bow

LeesaLeesa Bow grew up in Broken Hill and later worked as a nurse at the local hospital before moving to Adelaide in her early twenties. Leesa began writing seriously when her second daughter became sick with cancer. Initially writing was therapeutic, but when her daughter got the all clear, she decided to continue writing seriously.

On weekends Leesa enjoys reading, watching basketball and football, having beach days with the family, catching up with girlfriends, and daydreaming about strong heroines for her next book.

You can find out more about Leesa at:

Read the interview with Leesa Bow below.

What made you become a writer?

In 2006 my daughter was diagnosed with bone cancer. At such a stressful time I struggled to read, so I jotted down my emotions and dreams to distract myself of an uncertain future. Eventually the notes turned into the essence of a story.

How do you get your inspiration for the story-lines/characters in your books? 

Most of my inspiration comes from life experiences, family and friends, though sometimes music and other books incite ideas and characterization.

What genre do you prefer to write about?

I prefer to write contemporary New Adult, although I have a NA fantasy/romance shelved at home. I hope to revisit this story at the end of the year.

What are you working on at the moment and when is due to be released?

Currently I’m writing contemporary NA with a sport theme, similar to Winning the Player, with an Aussie Rules football theme. It’s the third book in the series.

Who is your favorite author and your most loved book of theirs?

My favourite author is Jennifer Armentrout.

My favourite book… Gosh, all of them but I’m going with Wait for You.

What do you think of Book Trailers?

Personally I like them and have completed one for Charming the Outback.

Here is the link:

What is your favorite part of designing the book covers?

My covers are designed by my publisher Destiny Romance, an eBook imprint of Penguin Australia.

How do you come up with character names?

Some names I just love so I use them. Other times I Google names, trends and meanings. My eldest daughter is a teacher and I find some names I like on her class lists. Although, all my hubby and daughters also offer suggestions.

What character in any of your books would you say has a similar personality to you?

None and for very good reason 🙂

Your favorite TV show?

Game of Thrones.

All time favorite movie?

Walk the Line.

What do you love to do when you’re not writing?


Spending time with my family or girlfriends.

Dinner dates.

Days at the beach.

Watching sport, especially football.

Going to the cinema.

Hiking on beautiful trails.

What country would you love to visit and why?

Brazil, as the first book I wrote is set there, and I find the culture intriguing as well as the country.

What book are you reading at the moment?

All for This by Lexi Ryan

If you could say anything to your readers right now what would you say? 


The thing that makes me happier than writing is readers’ enjoying my stories.

I owe them so much as it drives me to keep writing.

I love hearing from readers so if you ever want to drop me a line, you can contact me on Facebook: or on Twitter: or visit my webpage:

The one thing my wonderful readers can do to help me is post a review or rate my book on Goodreads:



It helps get the word out to other readers and there’s nothing I want more then to share my stories with the world.





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