Novel Synopses

The Queen’s Butterflies is set in Diaea, a country where the Queen is secretly her King’s spymaster, and a vast network of female spies keep the country safe and peaceful.  This story follows the lives of three girls, born on the same day but in very different worlds: Gretchen, the daughter of a soldier-turned-farmer who longs to fight as her father did; Mara, sold by her mother as a baby to a trader of flesh; and Liza, the tomboy daughter of a country merchant who fights her mother’s efforts to turn her into a suitable bride.  As the three girls are chosen and trained to join the Butterflies, the world changes around them.  The Diaean royal children fall in love and prepare for their futures.  A young woman is reunited with her first love only after she has married another.  Overshadowing all is a neighboring King, claiming the throne after his father dies suspiciously, who invades Diaea and thrusts a peaceful world into violence.  It then falls to the Butterflies and their students to reveal traitors and find a way to win the war.


Dragon Pendant
Ann Waters has felt out of place for her entire life, never quite finding success and always just a little jealous of her older sister.  When her grandmother leaves her an heirloom necklace, her dreams are suddenly filled with flight and fire, lifting an unexpected weight but adding mysterious questions.  Little does she know that the gift of the dragon pendant will reveal secrets about her true self and lead her on a journey only she can complete.

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Watson
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 09:18:00

    Leigh: First of all, a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! And second of all, don’t ever doubt your talent! Keep working at developing your ideas and feelings about your writing. As I’ve heard said, only good comes from large doses of hard work. You are definitely making strides in your aspirations! Have a great day!


  2. Gretchen Seidl
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 10:41:19

    Happy Birthday Leigh. Here’s hoping you reach (and exceed) your goal today. I enjoyed reading the synopsis of “The Queen’s Butterflies” and was especially charmed to see that one of the Butterflies shares a name with me. All the best of luck with getting it published – I will look forward to buying a copy and reading it. Enjoy your special day. Love, Gretchen


  3. monica noraian
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 15:52:28

    Keep writing! It is an isolating process but maybe the Blogging makes it more of a shared experience. Don’t give up on your good ideas and creative spirit – those who strive succeed! Building a support network and positive circle of friends really helps. Enjoy this and all of lifes adventures – Happy Birthday now and always.


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  5. Waterwim Celercornu
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 18:31:05

    Wow!! sounds awesome 🙂


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  7. angiewest
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 21:50:22

    That sounds like a really great story!


  8. Kristi Zook
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 08:31:00

    Happy Birthday Leigh! I work with your dad and he told me about your birthday so I wanted to support you. I hope you can meet your goal! Your novels sound wonderful and I am going to see if I can order your 1st one. Keep up the good work!


  9. The Soda Jerk
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 15:37:25

    The novels sound great! 🙂


  10. gentlemantomcat
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 18:33:08

    Leigh, may you always love your writing as much as you obviously do now. Good luck with your first novel.




  11. Akshita
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 01:38:23

    Just found your blog. And do I love the synopses! I sure hope I get to read the books someday…


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