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About Sue – Sow The Heart: One Story at a Time

Sue Leonard is also blog mistress of The blog site informs, inspires and educates readers about many of the things which brings her great personal fulfillment – independent publishing and the arts (literary, visual and performance) and the humanities and community involvement.

Sue’s blog writing has brought has a growing list of business and publishing clients who seek her expertise in independent publishing including how to effectively use e-marketing and social media to become visible on the world-wide-web.


Heart of Community, a sequel to Sew the Heart, Book 1 of the Neighbor to Neighbor Series which was published in 2016.  Book #2  to the Neighbor to Neighbor Series, Heart of Community has been released and is now available through, and through

Sue is pleased to announce a biography she penned in 2020 titled Richard Galusha: An Artist’s Journey was an Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist. The Hoffer Award has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic and independent presses.

Sue Leonard’s first full length publication, Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected, (ISBN#978-1-937862-70-1) published by the Book Crafters has won three awards, including two from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. It has been listed on Book Riot’s book list of one of the top 45 books for family. And on another book list as  one of 100 of the most rewarding memoirs.  It is available in paperback, e-book and audio book format through major online bookstores.

Short Stories: Lessons of Heart & Soul,(ISBN#978-1-310362-57-6) was published in December 2014 and is available through major e-book sellers.

On the Fast Track: The Independent Publishing Industry, Sue’s on-line basic introduction to the independent publishing industry is also available through the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.

As founder and organizer of We Write Steamboat, a meetup group for independent publishers in Routt County, Colorado she enjoys networking with authors to foster publishing success.

Sue has seven published articles on subjects relating to e-commerce, e-marketing, independent publishing and technical writing. 

A creative non-fiction family history story is in progress. Stay tuned for more information.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]