about the author

Painting Blue Water is the debut novel for Leigh Fossan. A creative soul at heart, Leigh grew up with a paintbrush in her hand, and went on to study the arts in Florence, Italy. While abroad, Leigh was one of the few recipients of the Coluccio Salutati Award for Creative Writing. Today, Leigh is a professional artist and her paintings are collected around the world. She lives in Colorado with her family.

You can see Leigh's paintings at www.lavfineart.com

Fossan was recently featured on the award-winning blog Linda's Book Bag

Check out the interview here: 


How do you deal with writer’s block?

I like to walk or hike. Unfortunately, I tend to get my best ideas while I walk, and therefore I'm the idiot crossing the street with my head down, typing ferociously on my cell phone.

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

It's a great excuse to drink coffee all day without being judged.

What are you currently working on?

I am working on promoting Painting Blue Water. But I have also started my second novel! I'll be posting updates and progress for that on my blog.

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

I was sitting in front of a cottage in Nantucket, and I was painting. As an artist, I am used to painting in public, and secretly hoping passersby will notice. As I painted, and watched people walk on by, I got the first idea, the first "draft" of my concept for Painting Blue Water. It evolved a lot from there, but that was the moment it began!


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