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Dr. Leanna Floyd
Dr. Leanna Floyd
  • Country: United States
  • Books: 1
  • Profession: Author
  • Member Since: Jun 2019
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    Crime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Mysteries
BIOGRAPHY

LEANNA FLOYD IS CURRENTLY WRITING THE SEQUEL TO OVER THE BORDERLINE!


Over the Borderline was loosely inspired by significant and tragic events in the author’s life that had a huge impact on her. There are two main events that forever changed her life and her view of the human mind. The first event was the heinous murder of her cousin. Sitting through the trial was one of the hardest things she has experienced. She can remember vividly all of the details and photographs shown. Once the trial started and the gory details were revealed, Leanna recalls her aunt and grandmother softly sobbing, and the judge asking them to leave the courtroom so that their crying would not have an impact on the jurors. She remembers the huge lump in her throat as she tried to remain strong for them, forcing her own tears and quivering lips to be still. She had a job to do at the trial, to support her family. When the trial was over, she found her voice in writing.

The second life changing event was when Leanna worked at a local Florida prison. It was in this prison setting that she would encounter her first stalker, be trapped in a room alone and encircled by a large group of male inmates, and have an inmate, who was pending an early release, threaten to kill her. Since this was her job and required training for her doctoral degree, quitting was not an option. Driving to the prison each day knowing that she had a death threat over her head was torture. It was in this setting that the idea of understanding the mind of a killer really started to become a central focus of her study. Like the trial, she had to hold in her emotions in an attempt to be professional and to project an image of confidence and strength. Writing gave her a voice that had once been silenced. Writing allowed her to have control and, in some way, make sense of the pain and terrifying events that she had to endure. These experiences, the murder of her cousin and working in a prison, influenced her first novel Over the Borderline.

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Over the Borderline

Publish Date: Jun 27, 2019

Genre: Crime Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Mysteries

avg rating4.9 - 28 reviews on Amazon

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Over the Borderline

Over the Borderline

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Publication Date: Jun 27, 2019

Crime Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Mysteries

4.9 (28 ratings)

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    • Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
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      • leannafloyd 1 month AuthorAuthor
      • Yes, I read most of my book reviews. There are so many factors that can influence others' opinions of my book, and I try to consider those factors when reading their reviews. For every good review, I’m so grateful and often times elated that someone enjoyed my writing. When I write a book, I'm putting my mind out there for the world to judge, which can be terrifying. So, when a good review comes in, it’s so special to me since I poured my heart and mind into the book. The bad reviews always feel like a blow to my gut, but I take the review a step further, and I wonder what was going on in their lives that could have affected their opinions (I’m sure my degree in clinical psychology comes into play here!), and I try to find value in their criticism. I choose to find the “good” in their bad reviews. It’s not always an easy task, but for me, I always want to choose to find the silver lining in the bad reviews.

        As an author, I will forever be grateful for every person who reads my book and takes the time to review it.
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    • allauthor 1 monthAllauthor
    • What inspired you to start writing? How long have you been writing?
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      • leannafloyd 1 month AuthorAuthor
      • I’ve always loved to write. For me, writing has always been an outlet to express my inner world. My love for writing became the central focus of my life when I was in the third grade. I can remember plucking away at my parents’ keyboard staring at the jumbo monitor wide eyed and wrapped up in my first story that would be submitted in a local writing contest. The contest was titled “My favorite older person.” I won third in the state and received a $50 savings bond, and from that moment a new passion was lite within me. I’ll never forget the pride and joy on my grandmother’s face. Even at a young age, I saw the impact that writing could not just on me but on others too.
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      • leannafloyd 1 month AuthorAuthor
      • My dream goal that I want to achieve before I die has nothing to do with writing, but it has everything to do with love. My dream would be to have the opportunity to mentor others in need and to let every individual know that they’re worthy of love and that they were created for a purpose. I see the beauty in brokenness, and I believe it’s a common link amongst most individuals. There’s usually some aspect of another’s life that has elements of rejection, criticism, and/rejection, and my dream is to reach those individuals and to remind them of just how valuable they are and that the lies of their past don’t define them.
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