Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Book Signing Results and Reviews

The Book signing this past weekend was an amazing success, resulting in a total of nearly 50 books sales at the event, and more than 40 more following. The staff of Ambiance Art (Patty and Heather to be specific welcomed the A Marked Past fans with open arms and cookies!
I’ve posted some pictures below if you’d like to see for yourself.

For all of you who are reading, plan to read, or have already read A Marked Past, I’d love to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to post your reviews on one of the following sites:
·         www.amazon.com
·         www.barnesandnoble.com
·         www.goodreads.com

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Marked Past Book Signing and the Dayton Daily News

I am bursting with exciting news! I just finished an interview with the Dayton Daily News and (drum roll please) my very first book signing in one week from today!
I’ll let you know when the interview will be publishedin the paper but until then, here are the details about my book signing.
I’m coming home to Springboro next weekend and I’d love to see you!
Here are the details:
Saturday, October 22, 2011 11:00am-2:00pm
Ambiance Art @ 345 S. Main St, Springboro, OH 45066
If you will be in the area, please stop by and see me! You can bring a copy of A Marked Past to be signed, buy one there, place an order for one, or just stop in for some coffee and to say hello. Hope to see you there!!
Paperback books are available now at:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Book sales, Book Signing and an Interview!

I’m excited to share that we have sold about 80 books in 8 days. That is so amazing!! Thanks so much to everyone who has placed an order. I can't wait to hear what you think about the book!
I’m working with a small business in Springboro (Ambiance Art) to coordinate a book signing for Saturday 22 October and I'd love to see you! So mark your calendars and tell your friends! I’ll be sure to share more info when it’s all set up.
Until then, here’s a link to an online interview I did recently for a book club called Never Too Young for Y.A. Books. Hope you enjoy!   Author Leslie Deaton Interview

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Some Overdue Acknowledgements and Thank Yous!!

In the midst of publishing my book I have had the opportunity to think a long time about how I could have possibly achieved such a feat. How did I, as normal everyday person, achieve such a wonderful thing? What made it possible? I know you will say I did it, that I worked hard and focused and dreamed and wrote a book but it’s more than that. It’s a million little things that add up to having the courage to even pick up a pen and start a story.
It’s coming from a mom who took the time to read to me and took me to the library to get my OWN library card as soon as I could sign my name on the back. It was watching my dad pick through his stack of western books to choose the next one he would read, and paging through the his auto body books in his garage researching the perfect part to make a repair to his GTO. They may have been young, but they were nothing short of amazing to me.
It’s knowing that no one would work as closely with me as my sister Sarah to get just the right phrasing for AMP, and no one would put up with my “creative” ideas with more patience that my brother Ed. It’s having an extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends) who know I am a little odd but love me anyway.
It’s elementary teachers who read to us every day, expanding my vocabulary and piquing my interest. It’s high school teachers who gave me a chance to be in honors English, and classmates who despite my differences (yes I was the chubby girl, the smart girl, the nerdy girl, the band girl,) never treated me like I was anything other than Leslie. It’s for all those people who had to listen to me read my writing because the teachers always called on me and you never made fun of the stuff I wrote about.
For all those little things you did that let me just be me, Thank You!