Leigh Fallon

I started out life in South Africa. A year later my parents moved home to Dublin, Ireland. When I was older and realized my parents had moved me from exotic Durban, to sedate Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, I was rightly ticked off. I fantasized about the amazing life I could have had in South Africa, and that fantastic accent that could have been all mine.
Instead, I got myself a fine Irish brogue growing up in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains where I went to a convent school and had to contend with uniforms, gabardines, and nuns.
During college I met a dashing sailor who swept me off my feet, all the way to Cork in the south of Ireland. I worked in corporate treasury and traveled Europe doing all sorts of fun finance stuff.
When I had my children I decided to take a career break, and soon discovered a love of writing. That career break became a career change when I wrote my debut novel, Carrier of the Mark.
I posted Carrier of the Mark on a HarperCollins website called Inkpop. Within weeks it was voted into the top five books of thousands on the site, and was reviewed by a HarperCollins editor. Two months later that same editor offered me my first publishing contract.
My husband swept me off my feet again, this time with our four children, and we landed in Massachusetts, USA, where I continue to write books about magic, ghosts, and romance, with a bit of Irish flavor. 

Quirky writing habit: 
Well, I wrote Carrier of the Mark and Shadow of the Mark all in long hand before transferring them onto my laptop. I find I can express my ideas more fully when using ink. Weird, huh? Other quirks are in first drafting phase, lots of very loud music...and coffee. Then when I'm editing I need utter silence.

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Their love was meant to be.

When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she's surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRÍs.

But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.