The Romantics

Friday Writing Inspiration from Neil Gaiman

neil-gaiman-writing-quote I'm finally back to doing my regular Friday afternoon writing inspiration. And boy, do I need inspiration, because between The Romantics coming out and getting married, I am way behind on all my deadlines.

Anyway, this one comes from fellow children's book author and storyteller extraordinaire, Neil Gaiman: “Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.” ― Neil Gaiman

Key word, sometimes! And we're really lucky when it does.

I really like this quote because it reminds me of what I was going for in The Romantics. It might not be my own love story, but there's elements of my own experiences on every page. And I'm hoping that even though it's all technically a "lie," that it will feel true to readers out there.

Happy Friday and happy reading!

 

The Romantics is coming out SO SOON!

theromanticsfinal Between getting married and honeymooning, I've been admittedly a little not focused on work these days. But apparently, just like in show business, publishing must go on! And that means that my new novel, The Romantics, is coming out one week from tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1st! Ahhhhh.

As part of the celebration, I'm kicking off a weeklong series where Love (the narrator in the book, and yes, that's supposed to be the actual entity) shares different romantic personality types straight from the book. Starting TOMORROW, I'll share a new personality each day, plus a quiz at the end, so you can find out which one you are. Stay tuned for exclusive book content each day, plus a giveaway to wrap it up on launch day.

Happy reading (and loving)!

xo, Leah

P.S. The primary reason for this post is a chance to share this awesome GIF. Thanks, Abrams/Amulet, for giving me this adorable image!