Menu
Log in
logo For the South Carolina Writers Association.


Debut Adult Fiction Novel

12 Jun 2024 11:16 AM | Anonymous member

I have been a nurse for 35 years, working diligently to serve the people of the Lowcountry. When I turned 50, I decided it was time to chase my dream. It took me 2 1/2 years, but I self-published my debut novel, Home Cries the Soul in January 2024.

I will admit, I have no clue what I am doing. I am a nurse trying to be an author. It is much easier for me to deal with a bloody wound, or a distraught family then it is to market and advertise myself. But here I am, being brave.

My book has a current rating on Goodreads and Amazon of 4.6 out of 5 stars. I have done my best to capture the soul of the south with characters, places, and food. Based in a small-town of Venice, MS my story follows the second daughter of a prominent family, Laura Lynne. I hope she captivates you as she uncovers a past she thought she knew, along with skeletal remains.

It is a pleasure to be a part of your group and I hope you will consider taking a chance on me.

In grits and gratitude,

Leah Dawkins


Connect with SCWA

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software