About Leigh Anderson

Large Blog ImageLeigh Anderson fell in love with Gothic romances when she was studying for her master’s degree in English literature and she wrote several articles on vampires in Gothic literature. She then lived in Asia for many years, which inspired her to write romances set in ancient China. Leigh has been widely published around the web, but mostly under another name. She also teaches writing for several American universities. You can find some of her work on the Publications page. Feel free to contact her at leighandersonromance@gmail.com.

  • Geanie Marie

    What an interesting combination of elements. I love
    gothic literature – throw in a vampire and all the better. I’m also
    fascinated with ancient China. Do you combine all these things into one
    plot (sounds intriguing) or just write a variety of genres? I’m also a
    writer so can relate to your situation. Congrats on being published
    already and good luck

    • LeighAndersonRomance

      Actually, I have had people ask me why I don’t set The Vampire’s Daughter in ancient China. So that is something I might work on. The problem is that Chinese vampires and European vampires are completely different beasts, and of course, you have to take the culture into consideration. If I wanted to write a Chinese vampire story, it would have to be something new, not just adapted.
      I do have one Gothic Chinese horror erotic story I will release as part of a collection, but not as a stand-alone work.

  • Katy Smith

    Very interesting background. It’s cool that you have a niche that makes you stand out from other writers. What other parts of Asia did you live in?

    • LeighAndersonRomance

      I’ve only lived in mainland China, but I have been to Hong Kong, Macau, and Thailand. But I’ve lived in several places in China, from rural villages to bustling cities, so I draw on my own experiences and the experiences of people I have met in my writing.

  • Darleen Miller

    Great to know the background of my favorite writer 🙂