Saturday, May 16, 2009

Interview with Leigh Brescia

Author, LEIGH BRESCIA, opens the door to Wrenn Scott's world where if Wrenn had only ONE WISH she'd wish to be thin. Overweight Wrenn Scott desperately wants to be popular and snag a hot boyfriend. Her amazing voice (for once) overshadows her weight when she lands a lead role in the high school musical. Pushing to get thinner by opening night, Wrenn's waistline shrinks as she learns all the wrong ways to lose weight from a new "it-girl" friend in the show. By opening night, the old Wrenn has almost disappeared. After a crisis reveals her weight-loss tricks, Wrenn realizes there are much more important things than being thin, popular, or even dating a hunk.

Leigh Brescia grew up in North Carolina, spending most of her days playing in the woods behind her home and imagining she was a princess.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Communication from Mount Olive College and her Master’s degree from Fort Hays State University. She currently teaches online English composition courses for three universities, and an online “Writing Novels for Young Adults” course for UC Irvine.

When she’s not grading papers or writing, she enjoys reading and watching movies. She sings when she’s in a good mood and has killed every plant she’s ever owned. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and her three-year-old.

When came to The Write Game I asked her to tell us just a bit more about herself. Here's what we talked about.

Of all your favorite books, which one do you wish you had written?

Everyone knows I am a huge Sarah Dessen fan, so if I had to choose I would probably pick one of her books. Of course, if I had to be specific, it would be a close race between The Truth About Forever or Just Listen.

What fictional character do you wish you could be?

Probably Elizabeth Bennet (an obvious choice), because she’s true to herself and still manages to snag the guy.

After chocolate what do you eat to make the writer-block pain go away?

Cheese fries (french fries/cheese/bacon bits) smothered in ranch dressing. This will usually make any kind of pain go away. :)

Why are authors such food junkies, I wonder? Not one has opted for salad or broccoli when I ask this question.

ONE WISH is now available at Amazon


  1. The obsession some girls with weight can be so difficult to deal with. Can you imagine Venus de Milo or Marilyn Munroe as anorexic beauties?

  2. No, I can't. And Reubens girls--what about them?

  3. I love junk food, too!
    :-) Great interview.

  4. It's a shame so many girls look up to the skinny models and actresses. Thanks for the book info.

    Best wishes,

  5. Sorry this is late! Thanks so much for having me!! :)


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