Lea Griffith began sneaking to read her mother’s romance novels at a very young age. She cut her teeth on the greats: McNaught, Woodiwiss and Garwood. As she got older, her need to devour all genres of romance–including contemporary, paranormal and sci/fi–grew. Any romance novels she couldn’t buy were borrowed or traded in her quest to read about that elemental emotion that keeps us strong: love. She still has most of those books; dog-eared, their pages yellowed with age, they still bring her joy.
Lea lives with her husband and three teenage daughters in rural Georgia and she writes her own stories now. With two dogs, a cat and a beta fish named Coddy George, there is never a dull moment. When she’s not working her day job you can usually find Lea at her keyboard, using every spare second to write. Shifters, artificial intelligence, and gene splicing, oh my! Nothing is off-limits when it comes to her writing.
This is Me:
Reading, for me, is the truest escape. Well, reading and writing. Letters become words and words become sentences. When those sentences come together and transport you to a different place it’s a beautiful thing. I still read, but now I’m penning my own stories. And yeah, they take me to the places I’ve always dreamed about. I love…love. Romance lives between every beat of my heart; it’s in every tug of my soul. It takes many different forms. Sometimes it’s sweet. Sometimes it’s hot. But it’s always elemental and very, very real.
I graduated from college with a Bachelors of Science Degree. I majored in Biology, minored in Chemistry. Physics nearly killed me but I’m a sci/fi junkie from waaayy back. And I barely passed my Genetics class but it fascinated me just the same. My current projects are based in that fascination. Genetic manipulation is very real and even if you don’t believe, it’s happening as we speak. Frightening or not, the future holds some truly fantastic potential.
Now maybe my stories are true or maybe they aren’t. Maybe I just know something you don’t. (Can you hear the theme from X-Files right now?) Whatever the case, I’m writing about strong women and men who have gone through hell and come out on the other side…different. In my world, you may start out human but what you’ll end up as is anybody’s guess.
And don’t forget the romance. Because it’s all about the love, folks, no matter where you’ve been or what you become.
Happy Reading 🙂