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Leslie Truex


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Moxie Vie Media, LLC

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Jenna Harte
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Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, author, speaker, entrepreneur and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of home. She is the author of Digital Writer Success: How to Make a Living Blogging, Freelance Writing, and Publishing Online, The Work-At-Home Success Bible and Jobs Online. By day she's a freelance writer and blogger. By night she's a novelist writing under the pen name Jenna Harte. She's the author of the sexy cozy Valentine series, the first book of which reached the quarter-finals in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award in 2013.

Leslie teaches classes in writing, blogging, publishing, and platform building through PVCC's Workforce services. She's spoken about social media, book marketing, and romance writing at the VWC Navigating Your Writing Life Symposium.

Her goal in life is to live on a beach and write every day on her lanai.

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Chapter Information

VWC Chapter (if any)
Blue Ridge

Speakers' Bureau

Speaker Area(s) of Writing Expertise
  • Craft
  • Fiction (long form)
  • Non-fiction (general)
  • Platform Building/Marketing
  • Publishing

Poems, Novels, Plays, or other Works

Work 1 - Title
Digital Writer Success
Work 1 - Genre
(Nonfiction) Nonfiction
Work 1 - Genre (Other)
freelance writing, blogging, publishing
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Work 1 - Description
TA No-Nonsense Plan for Making a Living Writing Online

The Internet has opened a world of opportunities for would-be writers. Now, anyone with a computer and Internet access can get their knowledge, thoughts and passion out to the masses with little to no barrier to entry. Moms and teenagers have become rich blogging about their lives and interests. Freelance writers unable to break into the magazine market, are now making a living writing for online media. Authors with an inch-high stack of rejections are now epublished and being offered traditional publishing contracts. You can join them!

Digital Writer Success: How to Make a Living Writing Online provides budding writers with information and resources needed to earn income from blogging, freelance writing and/or epublishing including:

• How to choose the best writing topics for maximum income potential.
• How to quickly, easily, and affordably set up a blog that makes money through a variety of income-stream options.
• How to get hired to write content for businesses and online media sources.
• Ebook publishing from start to finish including how to pitch digital publishers or self-publish through major e-tailers, such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and more.
• How to market blogs, freelance writing services and books.
• Systems and tools to save time and effort when managing and marketing a writing career.
Work 2 - Title
Jobs Online: How to Find and Get Hired to a Work-At-Home
Work 2 - Genre
(Nonfiction) Business Books
Work 2 - Genre (Other)
Career, telecommute
Work 2 - Cover
Work 2 - Description
Learn the Secrets to finding a legitimate work-at-home job. If you're tired of scams and schemes, discover how 137 million people worldwide telecommute and you can too!

In Jobs Online you will learn all about work-at-home jobs including:

* Hundreds of places to search for legitimate work-at-home jobs.
* The truth about telecommuting and what companies utilize telecommuters so you can zero in on the right companies.
* The most common work-at-home jobs found online right now. Several require little to no experience.
* How to identify your skills, experiences, interests and even hobbies that can be used in a work-at-home job. Did you know some people get paid to watch television?
* How to prepare for a work-at-home job search to substantially increase your chances of getting hired.
* How to avoid costly mistakes when searching for a work-at-home job.
* How to protect yourself and avoid scams.

Plus you'll find hundreds of companies that take applications on-going and the best places to search for legitimate work-at-home jobs.
Work 3 - Title
Deadly Valentine: Valentine Mystery Book One
Work 3 - Genre
(Fiction & Literature) Mystery & Crime
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Work 3 - Website
Work 3 - Description
"Written with precision and care, this intriguing romance/murder mystery is a fun read that will keep readers guessing until the very end." - Publisher's Weekly

Tess Madison walked away from her two-timing fiancé, a multi-million dollar trust fund and a cushy corporate law job to pursue the single life indulging in chocolate and fancy French underwear. But her newly reordered life comes unraveled when she reluctantly accepts an invitation to a dinner party and stumbles upon the host’s dead body. Now Tess is in the middle of a murder investigation pitting her wannabe-boyfriend police detective against Jack Valentine, a man from her past with blue-green eyes and sinful smile that causes her to rethink her self-imposed celibacy. Tess has many reasons to avoid Jack including the fact that he’s the prime suspect in murder. But Tess doesn’t believe Jack’s the murderer and with an honest attempt to keep her hormones in check, she agrees to represent him. With Jack’s help, she uncovers a 30-year-old secret someone is killing to keep hidden and discovers sensual delights that don’t include chocolate or French underwear. But when her professional and personal relationship with Jack threatens to ruin her career and end her life, Tess has to decide if Jack, is worth the risk.

Deadly Valentine is the first in the Valentine Mystery series featuring Tess Madison a chocolate and French underwear connoisseur and Jack Valentine, her handsome, environmentalist love interest.
Work 4 - Title
Old Flames Never Die: Valentine Mystery Book Two
Work 4 - Genre
(Fiction & Literature) Mystery & Crime
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Work 4 - Website
Work 4 - Description
Tess Madison is jobless, homeless and hopelessly in love with the sexy, blue-green eyed Jack Valentine. But their new love is put to the test when the husband of an old flame of Jack’s is murdered. Jack thinks she innocent and vows to help her. Tess isn’t so sure and with the help of her friend and Jack’s nemesis Detective Daniel Showalter, she joins the investigation. Now Tess is pitted against Jack and as they each seek answers, not only do they put their love at risk, but their lives as well.
Work 5 - Title
With This Ring, I Thee Kill: Valentine Mystery Book Three
Work 5 - Genre
(Fiction & Literature) Mystery & Crime
Work 5 - Genre (Other)
Work 5 - Cover
Work 5 - Website
Work 5 - Description
Wedding bells are in Jack and Tess’ future, that is, if the people trying to kill them for Tess’ engagement ring don’t succeed. Together Jack and Tess research the ring to discover why people are willing to kill to possess it. Their investigation takes them back to 18th century France, when black magic and potions were used to secure love, power and status. Tess’ friend, an expert in French antiques, agrees to help, but is she really helping or is she behind the plot? And will Jack and Tess make it to their wedding day or will fate tear them apart forever?

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Additional Works
Lifestyle Career Design (Kindle only) by Leslie Truex,
Career, Entrepreneurship,

Lifestyle Career Design helps you identify careers that you will enjoy and that fit into the life you want to live. You won’t find lots of fluff and stuff in Lifestyle Career Design. Instead you’ll go right to the meat of the matter and begin planning your ideal career. With questionnaires and worksheets, the book guides you will:

* Determine what your ideal life and career look like.
* Inventory your skills, interests, hobbies and passions you can use to create a career.
* Investigate careers to determine if they really fit your needs.
* Plot your new lifestyle career path
* Launch your new career (2013)

'Til Death Do Us Part: Valentine Mystery Book Four by Jenna Harte
Tess and Jack are living in wedded bliss, until Jack’s childhood friend, famous actress Ava Dumont shows up in town to film a movie. Years ago, fans of her popular TV courtroom drama, speculated on whether or not Ava and her handsome co-star, Reece Wilder’s off-screen chemistry was as hot as it was on screen. The question was seemingly answered when Reece married Ava’s nemesis, D-List actress, Amya Grosse. Now estranged and seeking a divorce, Reece has pushed to do a movie with a reluctant Ava. But, their highly anticipated on and off screen-reunion is ruined when Amya turns up dead in Reece’s hotel room. Jack’s loyalty and Tess’ curiosity put them in the middle of a murder in which everyone they meet had a reason to want to Amya dead. Will they be able to discover the murderer or will ’til death do us part’ come much sooner than they’d dreamed? (2014)
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