Bonnie Leon – Featured Woman




At age sixty-four I am keenly aware of how quickly time passes. We don’t have a second chance to live our lives, so I encourage you to make the most of each day, even if it’s a day to rest.

Author of twenty-one novels, Bonnie’s days are filled with writing, being a grandmother and relishing precious time with her aged mother.

Bonnie and her husband live in Oregon.


Storytelling has always been an integral part of Bonnie Leon’s life. From childhood, she cherished the legends and family history handed down through her Aleut ancestors.

Throughout the ensuing years, Bonnie dabbled at writing but didn’t seriously consider becoming a professional author. Instead, as a young woman, she happily stepped into the full-time profession of homemaker and mother. Pollywog hunting, finger-painting, blackberry picking, and creating fun messes in the kitchen with her children are some of her most precious and irreplaceable memories.


Anna or rivers of gold–which will captivate his heart?

The lure of the nineteenth-century gold rush calls to Erik, a civil-war veteran. He and Anna, his Aleutian bride, set sail for a new life together in Sitka.

Anna stands strong against the adversities of the new land with its unfamiliar culture and fearsome challenges. She fights the prejudice of others, while growing her newfound faith in the white man’s God.


When forced to move farther north and begin again, Anna refuses to give up, allowing nothing to stand in the way of her family’s happiness. They discover joy as well as heartache in the Alaskan wilderness. But will Erik’s love of gold put all they’ve worked so hard for in jeopardy?

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In the Land of White Nights (Northern Lights Book 2)












1) What exactly is your business and what made you get started?

I write fiction novels, primarily historical romance. After being badly injured in an auto accident in 1991, I was unable to return to work and stepped into the world of writing, with the hope of doing something meaningful with my life.

2) What one thing do you do every day to move yourself forward and stay focused? Where do you find your inspiration?

I begin my days reading scripture and chatting with God. With the Lord, all things are possible.

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The Journey of Eleven Moons
3) What do you do regularly to take care of yourself?

I having standing appointments with an acupuncturist twice a month and a physical therapist four times a month. They offer me wisdom, and encouragement and make my life better.

4) How do you keep yourself emotionally balanced while you are pushing forward?

I have close friends who know me inside and out. They love me just as I am and hold me accountable when I need to hear their honest perspective.

5) What’s the best part and the worst part of your job?

Creating characters is so much fun. As I get to know the people who live out the story, the tale comes to life. And I hate the time crunch—there is always a deadline hanging over me and always too much that needs to be done.


6) What failure taught you the most and what was it?

I once failed to refine a story, and at some level I was aware but too weary to push myself.  Now it is in the public domain and it’s too late to make revisions, which haunts me—I needed to be patient with myself, maybe asked for more time and possibly even taken a break to recharge.

7) If you had to do something different, what would that be?

When I was healthier and stronger I would have jumped into more adventures. Now, my physical limitations keep me grounded more than I’d like.

8) If you had advice to give to someone else who was thinking of becoming an entrepreneur, what would that be?

Perseverance and hard work are necessary if you want to be a success, but don’t set aside the things you love most. Do them.

9) What did you have to overcome personally to be able to do what you do?

There were many obstacles, but the biggest hurdle was to stop listening to my inner voice that told me I couldn’t do it.

10) Any last parting words?

At age sixty-four I am keenly aware of how quickly time passes. We don’t have a second chance to live our lives, so I encourage you to make the most of each day, even if it’s a day to rest.




TWITTER: https://www.@bonnie_leon



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