Welcome to Sow the Heart.com: One Story at a Time, my new “Official Author Website.” Today, I’d like send marc taking photos at karas weddingout heartfelt thanks to Marc R Leonard. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been pretty quiet. Along with my son, I’ve been stitching creative ideas together. I think you’ll agree our combined talents and energy have brought together a great new website. Thank you, Marc, for inspiring me with your work as a creative in the film industry and with your technology expertise and talent. I’m grateful.

I hope you find something on this website that lifts you up and encourages you to find the passion in your life.Whether it is through artful expression, community involvement, fulfilling relationships  or through a walk with faith.

Visit frequently, I’ll look forward to it!

December 1, 2016

Sew the Heart, a fictional story, has arrived! It is available through Amazon and it is being rolled out in retail craft shops across the country.  It is currently available at Quilt Vine in Trappe, Maryland and Sew Steamboat in Steamboat Springs, CO. Stay tuned as we continue to add other craft shops where it’s in stock.

September 1, 2016

I am pleased to announce I was a finalist in the House That Built Me writing contest sponsored by the Fuller Center for Housing.  Check it out.

August 2016

Thursday, August 25th, 2016  9:30am

Bud Werner Memorial Library

Presentation on Memoir Writing with the Geneology Club

Writing & Marketing a Family History Story

Writing a Family History Story: Marketable Beyond Family
 A Powerpoint Presentation by Sue Batton Leonard
  • Narrowing your Focus
  • Developing Theme and Marketing Platform
  • Finding Potential Book Buyers
  •  Marketing Your Book is FUN!
  • Q & A

January 2016

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This past Christmas, thanks to the Mickey Barrows Memorial Endowed Fund which “benefits children who are confined to the hospital during the holidays,” copies of Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected found their way to families through the Childrens Colorado Foundation in the Denver area.

The hope for the initiative is that the book brought some smiles and cheer to faces and encouragement to teen cardiac patients who were hospitalized over the holidays.

 

 

June 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015 @ 12:30 pm.

Author Talk and Book Signing

Routt County Senior Citizens, Community Center, Steamboat Springs, CO

May 23, 2015

The Wild West of Publishing, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Presented by Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.

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(Photo courtesy of Joe McDaniel)

The panel discussion about Marketing Your Indie Publication was presented by:

Sue Leonard, Mary Walewski and Kathy Mason (pictured –  front row – 3rd, 4th & 5th from left)

 

May 2015

LISTEN IN TO THE MAY 21, 2015 BROADCAST OF

FINDING YOUR PATH TO PERSONAL FULFILLMENT

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

featuring Award-winning Author Sue Batton Leonard

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May 2015

Book Talk & Reading

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Friday, May 1st, 2015

 A Writer’s Life &  book reading from award-winning book

Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected

 

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Above: Photo of my lovely afternoon with the Girl Scouts. The girls pictured with  posey’s I write about in “Paper Flowers” chapter of my memoir.

Below: One Day in the Life of An Author. I shared my typical day on the job with Girl Scout troup #12622

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January 3, 2015

Upcoming Book Event – January 2015

Saturday, January 3rd  from 11am to 2pm Award-Winning Author Sue Batton Leonard will be at Come & See Christian Bookstore. Stop in and come and see the only bookstore in Steamboat Springs Colorado where you can get Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected.

 

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 November 2014

Another book award sticker graces the book cover!

Harvest Book Competition

Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected wins in the Young Adult Category of the 2014 Harvest Book Competition. For more information, please follow this link to the Showcase Magazine associated with the contest.

Upcoming Book Appearances:

October 11, 2014 Sue Batton Leonard will be doing a book signing and author talk at Ukazoo Books in Towson, Maryland from 1pm to 4pm. Author talk at 2pm.  Photo below: Book signing at Ukazoo Books

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October 21, 2014  Dorchester County, Maryland Book Club will be discussing Gift of a Lifetime: Finding  Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected for their October book selection. Author Sue Batton Leonard will be present to discuss the book with the book club members.

September 2014 – Author Interview on Let’s Talk about Writing and Publishing. Show Host: Salley Gibney of GNAT-TV

 

 

Book Club Selection:  The Hayden Public Library in Hayden, Colorado has announced their Women’s Teatime Book Club has chosen “Gift of a Lifetime:Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected” as a summer book selection. Sue Leonard will be present for an author event. Date to be advised.

Tuesday, June 17th: Author book signing and presentation Kiwanis International, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Will be held at the Steamboat Springs  Community Center from noon until 1:00 pm. Open to the public and lunch is available for approximately $7.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014: Sue Leonard will be signing books at Kneading Hands Therapy on Oak Street in Steamboat Springs, CO from 5 to 7pm.

Monday, May 5, 2014 – sponsored by United Methodist Women, United Methodist Church, Oak Street, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 6 pm.  Open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 4, 2014 – Yampa Valley University Women, 11:30 am – 1 pm. Selbe Apts, Rollingstone Road, Steamboat Springs. Colorado. All are welcome. Soup, salad and bread luncheon is available for $3.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014   Sue Leonard will be speaking with the Young Professionals Network of Steamboat Springs, Colorado about the publishing industry, her group We Write Steamboat and the upcoming World Book Night (4/23/14).

September 23, 2013 Author Workshop on Independent Publishing, Bookworm of Edwards, Colorado

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Left to Right:  Sue Leonard, author Lindsay Eland and  Co-Owner of the Bookworm, Nicole Magistro.