Monday, November 23, 2020

Jessica Leed has high a book giveaway

We are pleased to have Jessica Leed back at CLC today. She was here last winter to feature her debut novel, Nine Years, so it's fitting that we've asked her to write a letter to herself in ten years! She now has a sequel, Here I Stand, and she has FIVE e-book copies for some lucky readers!

Jessica Leed is a 31 year-old school teacher, former fitness professional and dancer. She was born and raised in Bendigo, Victoria before moving to Melbourne in 2008. For as long as she can remember she has had a passion for storytelling—in all forms. From writing countless short stories as a child to later being inspired to complete a creative writing course, written by her favourite and best-selling author, Karen Kingsbury, Jessica was adamant to become a published author. 

HERE I STAND is the second book in the two-part series BENEATH THE CLOUDS. (Bio courtesy of Jessica's website.)

Visit Jessica online:

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A compelling tale about redemption, unlikely relationships and an unforeseen event that will stir your emotions and have you reflecting on what is most important in life.

Healing from the past is difficult. Especially when it has a way of following you everywhere you go.

New beginnings are often faced with challenges. But not in the way Sienna Henderson could have ever anticipated when she comes face to face with an unexpected truth that will change her life forever. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

Dear Older Me,

First, I would just like to say, you're getting old … It’s weird to think about myself 10 years from now. I imagine I’ll be close to entering into a mid-life crisis, or maybe I’ll be fully living out my calling. 

I hope it’s the latter. 

I figured maybe I should give you an insight first, on what life is like now. Currently, I am a school teacher who’s attempting to balance a social life whilst working as an author in the evenings. 

I’m in that in-between phase of finding out how I manage to pursue both of these loves of mine (teaching and writing) to my full capacity. I’m starting to realise that I’m not ‘Wonder Woman’ (as much as I wish I could be) and have discovered that burn out is a real thing. Navigating how I can do both to the best of my ability I hope now, 10 years later, I have perfected.

I’m hoping at this point, life still excites you where you wake up happy to go to work every day and have trouble sleeping at night because you’re dreaming about what’s yet to come. I hope you own the beautiful house that you've always envisioned – the one with a white picket fence with perhaps a couple of Alpacas out the back. I hope you have found the man who makes you laugh, inspires you and loves you unconditionally. 

Maybe you have even created a family together? 

I hope the stories are still pouring out of you when you write, you haven’t lost your quirk, and you’re finding ways to bless those around you. I hope you can look back at the life you have lived so far with a smile on your face knowing you have loved well.

I clearly have very high hopes for us 10 years from now. Most importantly, I hope we are happy, healthy and a good human being. I hope that all the efforts I’m making now have helped us reach the desires of our heart 10 years later.

Your 10-year younger self

Thanks to Jessica for visiting with us and for sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends November 29th at midnight EST.


jodi marinich said...

i am so thankful for my families health this year

Mary C said...

.I am thankful that family and friends are well.

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