Leyla Leyton

Leyla Leyton

I came into writing late in life and really wish I had discovered the joy of writing earlier. But its never too late and I am glad to have found it. I have written many hundreds of stories and feel I have improved my technique. But its like painting - the next one is always going to be better. I have had a few stories published which gives me great joy and I have written three children's books (as yet unpublished) and am writing a family saga.

I am a mother and a very proud grandmother of three grandchildren, two lovely girls and a boy.

Writing is my sanctuary; I can sit in my office on a cold miserable day and transport my mind to any place I like and during the time I'm writing I am lost in the story, sometimes so much so that I don't remember writing it! The story just seems to take over and almost writes itself!


Leyla Leyton in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

1995 At home

What do you love about short stories?

That I can transport myself and hopefully the reader anywhere very quickly.

Do you write in other forms?

Novels, I have tried poetry also

What distracts you from writing?


Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

travel, reading, painting, cooking.

What is your favourite book?

My favourite stroy is The Dwelling Place by Catherine Cookson

Who are your favourite writers?

Dan Brown, Dean Koontz and Barbara Lee

Where is your dream location?

A deserted Carribean beach with the turquoise sea lapping the talcum powder white sand.

What one item would you put into Room 101?

Able people who park in disabled spaces

Do you have any advice for new writers?

Just do it - don't put it off! I at first thought 'who am I to write?' and then I thought 'who am I not to write?'

Work by Leyla Leyton:

Another Broken Heart
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Jeff had betrayed Sandra in the worst possible way and now he wants to come back!
The Power of Love
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As Carol looked back on that terrible time she soon discovered that she was not alone.
Love Is All That Matters
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A grieving woman looking back on happy times and in the process discovers something which she never knew which finally gives her the peace she desperately needs.
Having It All
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We had been so happy Phil and I but now something seemed to be tearing us apart - it was more than I could take, I had to do something about it and soon!
Early Days
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I walked away alone. Tears sprung quickly but not unexpectedly to my eyes - I realised I was now alone!
A Tormented Soul
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I looked out over the restless sea my mind fighting through a haze of confusion. Was this the same view I shared with Jeff for all those years? We had been so happy in this place never suspecting that such evil lurked close by!
An Encounter Too Close
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The triangular craft hovered unnoticed over the wooded area the lights necessary for navigation still unseen by those below.
A Light in the Darkness
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Do you believe in fate or that things happen for a reason? No? Well neither did I until one day.....

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