The Broken Hearts' Society of Suite 17C

Friends don’t let friends get their hearts broken twice.


First World Problems

Sofia doesn’t think that Dad sending her on a gap service year to Guyana to address how “spoiled” she is will change any of that.



Sofia just might be proven wrong.


Solving for Ex

1 crush on your best friend +
1 gorgeous, scheming new girl +
1 Mathletics competition =
1 big mess




When having two powers makes you a Super and having none makes you a Normal, having only one makes you a sad half-superpowered freak. It makes you a One.

Sixteen-year-old Merrin Grey would love to be able to fly – too bad all she can do is hover.



Elias and Merrin are on the run.

After escaping the Biotech Hub, they thought they could breathe easy, or at least a little easier. But when bombs slam into the Social Welfare Hub only hours after their arrival, it becomes clear there’s nowhere to hide – and no end to what Biotech will do to get them back.


You're It

Julia Thomas never meant to spend the final weeks of senior year running around town half-naked trying not to get squirted with a water gun.

And she certainly never meant to fall in love with her toughest opponent.

Coming April 12, 2016!


About Me

Raised on comic books and classic novels, LeighAnn developed an early love of science fiction and great literature. As an adult, she rediscovered her love for not only reading, but also writing the types of fiction that enchanted her as a teen. Her novels are packed full of flights of fancy, first loves, unexpected friendships, and all the other things that make self-discovery stories so fun to tell.

LeighAnn, her husband, and four children live in Columbus, Ohio. When she’s not immersed in the world of fiction, you can find her with her nose buried in her Kindle, obsessing over the latest superhero movie, or using her kids as an excuse to go out for ice cream (again).

For foreign, film and other subsidiary rights inquiries, please contact literary agent Louise Fury at The Bent Agency –


Review Copies

If you would like to read any of my books for review before the release date, please send me an email at telling me a little about yourself and linking to your blog, Goodreads, or Amazon reviews. I’ll send you a digital ARC, unless there are very special circumstances that require a paper copy.


Please contact me at to discuss setting up a visit with your school, library, or book club! Interacting with young readers and writers is a high priority of mine (not to mention one of my very favorite things)!

The (Self) Publishing Industry

Why I Self-Published, and Why I’m Going to Keep Doing It

My self-published books have enjoyed a very modest amount of success in the nine months I’ve been published. Because of that, or their presentation/packaging, or because someone read a sample and thought my writing was good, or a dozen other reasons I can’t imagine, a lot of people have assumed I decided to self-publish “for the right reasons.”

From what I can gather, “right reasons” to self publish fall in the category of making the right business decision for me and my book, independent of any other factors, and “wrong reasons” include self-publishing because my book couldn’t sell traditionally. Because I gave up….


Three Things I Believe About Publishing

1. Every publishing path has its drawbacks, and no drawback is ultimately worse than any other.

I chose self-publishing after knowing, and accepting, the drawbacks, one of which was the unavailability of many discoverability channels. The fact that my book will never be in Wal-Mart or in a magazine is something that I made peace with a long time ago. I published my books anyway, because I thought they could succeed despite that. And they have, modestly.

The drawbacks in self publishing are different than those in small or traditional publishing (some people say low royalties and lack of creative control are drawbacks…


Encouragement & Inspiration

Click “play” to hear Ira Glass on the persistence required to become great at pretty much any creative pursuit.
If you’re even trying at all, he believes in you. So do I.

So should you.


Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,

Listen to the DONT’S

Listen to the SHOULDN’TS


Listen to t he NEVER HAVES

Then listen close to me–

Anything can happen, child,

ANYTHING can be.


You hove to write whichever book it is that wants to be written. And then, if it’s going to be too difficult for grown-ups, you write it for children.

Madeleine L'Engle, Author