Spotlight On Leslea Tash #Imaginarium

If you’ll be in the Louisville area Sept 19-21, come to the Imaginarium Convention.

A creative writing convention featuring 11 tracks of programming, catering to all genres of writers, as well as screenwriters, game designers, and comic/graphic novel creators. A full convention experience themed on creative writing, including a film festival, vendor hall, costume contest, art show, and much more! visit for further information!



SPOTLIGHT ON: Leslea Tash / Red Tash


How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I guess I’m a joiner, because I saw a bunch of friends were going and I applied.


What is your latest release and what genre is it?

The Rancher Takes a Wife, Montana Brides #1. Historical Western Romance.


Quick description of it.

This is a sweet story you don’t have to be embarrassed to read in front of your grandmother. I’ve written a lot of horror, fantasy, and R-rated books, and I wanted to try my hand at something more PG-rated.


Something unique about it.

The Rancher Takes a Wife is a historical Western set in the aftermath of the Stock Market crash, aka Black Friday. Rather than recycle the tired old Mail Order Bride trope, I twisted the genre to tell the tale of a young woman who effectively…

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New Alternate cover for Bird After Bird

If you’ve read the reviews of Bird After Bird, doubtlessly you got the point that there are a lot of birds in the book. Birds are part of nature and nature is the spiritual home for the two main characters.

For some folks, that was a turn off. For others, it was a delight. To each his own, right?

And since I’d like for more birds of my particular feather to flock together and give Bird After Bird a try, I’ve been asking myself for months what I might do differently to package this story in a way that gets it in front of the right readers.

To that end, I rewrote the blurb this week. Today I had another idea: why not make a new cover?

In truth, I LOVE the original cover. I really do. I did a little more homework, though, and realized that it’s totally possible a different look would appeal to a better audience for the book. So…I’m nervous to reveal it, but here it is…



It may not be the final version. I haven’t decided. It’s such a different direction, I reserve the right to change my mind as often as I’d like. Why be your own publisher if you don’t exercise all those rights and privileges, right?

At any rate, I thought this could be the dock where Laurie writes and sketches. It could be a spot on the lake where Wren birds. It could be where Billy fishes. It’s my hope, as well, that the new cover appeals to lovers of the outdoors, and evokes that “field guide” look, at least in part.

What do you think? If you’ve read the book, I’d love to hear your opinion.