My name is Charlene Leatherman. I love stories about strong women. I find historical women like Catherine the Great, Queen Elizabeth and Deborah, Judge of Israel to be fascinating. In my stories, my women are strong. Strong-willed, physically and mentally strong. They are faced with problems that demand as much as they can give, and they give it. In my life, I have lived as a strong woman who does not give up no matter what is thrown my way. I fight to discover the solution to a problem and solve it.
I live in a tiny town called Desert Center in California. It was founded by gold miners in the early 1920’s. It is in the exact middle of two towns, fifty miles from each town. That is why it is called Desert Center. The population is about 150 people and swells to about 1000 during the winter with tourists. I am the caregiver for my quadriplegic husband of 35 years. I have two wonderful sons and two marvelous daughters-in-law. I have two grandbabies, one from each son. I love being a wife, a mom, a grandmother, and a writer.
I have been writing since I was old enough to hold a crayon, but never tried to get published. I am thrilled to be working with Cerridwen Press. I visit exotic worlds with my characters. I reach for the stars with them. I fight the good fight, defeat the bad guy and win the love of my life. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoy writing them.