Leanna Sain's Blog

Mountain Woman + Bear = Innovation

When I returned home about 9:30 last night after babysitting my grandson and began the evening chores by flashlight, I knew something was amiss the moment I saw the lidded five-gallon bucket, that normally sat under the chicken house, out in the … [Read more...]

Missing Mrs. Jones

I’ve just returned from my public library and my blood is boiling… again. Don’t get me wrong; I love the concept of the public library, and I make frequent use of its wonderful books and DVDs, both for personal enjoyment, and for research when I’m … [Read more...]

Heritage Festival

Come join me at the Heritage Festival in Mars Hill, NC on October 3, 2015 from 10am-4pm. It'll be a beautiful time to enjoy the fall colors, eat some good food and buy a new book! Come see me! … [Read more...]

Grainger County Tomato Festival

I'll be at the Grainger County Tomato Festival on July 24-26, 2015 selling my books.  It's a beautiful place with lots to do and see. Come see me!! … [Read more...]

Weavers of Words (WOW) presents Sheri L. Swift….

I'm very excited to introduce you to my author-friend, Sheri Swift. I met Sheri about three years ago in Galax, VA at the Writers on Grayson event hosted by Chapters Bookstore, and I look forward to seeing her every year. I know you're anxious to get … [Read more...]

Winter dreams

We had a snow moon recently and it inspired a poem. Yeah...maybe I should just stick to novels. But I wanted to share it with you along with a photo I took this morning. We had a heavy frost. Too bad it wasn't snow. The old mountain pulls a … [Read more...]

Introducing…Lin Stepp!

Welcome to Weavers of Words (WOW), Lin. I know readers are excited to get to know you, so let's jump right in. 1. Tell us a little bit about where you live. I live in Knoxville in east Tennessee not far from the Smoky Mountains. I am a native … [Read more...]

North Carolina Society of Historians Awards Magnolia Blossoms with Clark Cox Award

Judges' Collective Comments: "Our panel has been intact for the past several years now and we have had the privilege of reading Ms. Sain's first two books in the trilogy. May we state we are very sorry to see this story end...even though it ended as … [Read more...]

Introducing … Carol Heilman

I'm excited to introduce you to my dear friend and wonderful author, Carol Heilman. Carol's newest book will be released this fall, and believe me, I can't wait to get a copy of it in my eager, little hands! Now, let's get to know Carol … [Read more...]

The blog I never wanted to post

It’s official. My mother has Alzheimer’s. We’ve suspected it for months … maybe even years. It started as little things. Things she said or did … something not quite right; occasional at first, but growing in frequency. Now we know, but knowing … [Read more...]