Acclaimed romance novelist Leigh Michaels will be at the Clive Public Library on October 16 at 6:30 p.m. to present a program entitled “Romance: When You Care Enough to Read the Very Best.” She begins with talking about romance novels and the history of the genre, than segues into how she got started and her publishing experience, followed by audience questions.
Leigh is the author of nearly 100 books, including 80 contemporary novels, three historical romance novels, and over a dozen non-fiction books. Her work has been translated in 25 languages and published in more than 125 countries around the world, selling more than 35 million copies.
Leigh Michaels is the pseudonym used by LeAnn Lemberger. She was born in Iowa and received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Drake University after just three years of study. She has taught romance writing online, at the University of Iowa and at writer’s workshops across the country. She lives in Ottumwa with her husband, Michael Lemberger, an artist-photographer.