Leigh Goff

Young Adult Author

Hi!

cropped-ckq95vrwgaajp-4.jpgLet me introduce myself…I’m Leigh. I’m a young adult author, I’m sixteen-years-old at heart, and I’ve been imagining and writing stories since I can remember.

As a kid, I craved books with enchanted main characters; however their real strength wasn’t magic, it was courage, which they’d possessed all along. Doesn’t everyone want to read about heroes/heroines like that?

When I’m not writing or keeping up with book club novels, I’m hangin’ with the ones I love–the hubs, the kids, and a little golden retriever who likes to play hide and seek.

19113561_1938219849757274_2876231179891732599_nSerious fact–I’m living and thriving with type one diabetes–#T1DLooksLikeMe.

Fun fact–I recently learned that I am the eighth great-granddaughter of accused witch Elizabeth Duncan of Virginia who went to trial in 1695 for bewitching livestock and causing birds to fall from the sky–I totally love that!

Speaking of Chesapeake witches, here’s a blurb about my second enchanting ever-after, BEWITCHING HANNAH…

bhcoverartbevel-2When an ancient prophecy reveals the rise of a young, powerful witch and the impending death of another, sixteen-year-old Hannah Fitzgerald realizes she can no longer afford to suppress the magic that has taken away so much. She seeks out the frighteningly scarred, yet mysterious W who is destined to change her life, but even he cannot prepare her for the danger that surrounds her in the historic town of Annapolis.

BEWITCHING HANNAH released September 17th! Click here to order a copy and here for my schedule of events.

My debut novel, DISENCHANTED, a fantasy inspired by the Wethersfield witches of seventeenth century Connecticut (you’ve got to check out these babes) is now available at Amazon, BN.com, IndieBound, and can be found on the shelves at select Barnes & Noble stores.

I’m still writing, hope you’re still reading!

5 thoughts on “Hi!

  1. Congrats to you Leigh! I’m looking forward to more writing… Well done…!

    • Thanks so much! Nice to hear from you.

      • Hi Leigh. My name is Jeanne Adair and I stumbled upon your website while doing some research. Yo I am a direct descendant of Sir Robert De Adair Fitzgerald. His father is Gerald Fitzgerald the 3rd Earl of Desmond who is said to have been romantically linked to the Goddess Aine. Where did your inspiration for this book come about? I always found the different legends of my ancestors to be the most interesting. I look forward to reading your book and passing it along to my daughters.

      • Hi Jeanne,

        So nice to hear from you! I love that you’ve researched your family’s ancestry and what an exciting family to be related to!

        So part of my inspiration for Bewitching Hannah comes from where the book is set—Annapolis, Maryland (my hometown). The founding families from this area are the Calverts and Arundels, who originally came from the UK. As I researched their family trees, I found they were related to the Greys and the Fitzgeralds, both of which are related to notable witches and wizards. It was amazing finding that information and became the basis for the main characters’ families and heritages (the main character, Hannah, is a Fitzgerald!). Maryland also has a history of witches/witch trials so I incorporated that, as well.

        I hope you enjoy the book and thank you so much for reaching out to me!!!

        Warmest regards,

        Leigh Goff

  2. Hi Leigh – Thank you for your writing and publishing story along with writing tips shared yesterday at the MWA Annapolis Chapter’s writing workshop. Joseph Ross Arundelburning.com

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