About Leila Gaskin

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Born on a dark and stormy night on the other side of the world from Richmond, VA, Leila Gaskin began a life full of imaginative wanderings. Taking inspiration from the world around her, she is constantly asking ‘what if…’ and writing down the stories that emerge.

She is a member of the James River Writers and the author of several short stories ranging from horror, speculative fiction, and science fiction. Her debut novel is Hot Flashes, an urban fantasy.

With her dog as her co-pilot and the cat as the navigator, Leila explores her world and tells her stories.

Welcome to my world.

You can contact me via email at leila(dot)gaskin(at)gmail(dot)com or message me on Facebook.



  • Hi there! Your blog caught my eye on blog surfer because we use the same WP theme, and low and behold, you’re also a writer as I am. I enjoy your voice, and liked the bit of Ella that I read (couldn’t finish — time was rushing by). I’ve been planning to shift some of the features of my website to WP and you’ve shown me how well it can be done.

    Come over and visit me on my blog sometime.

    All the best,
    Frankie Robertson

    • Thanks for the visit and the encouragement! I can’t wait to visit your site.

  • I just nominated you for the Versatile blogger award 🙂 check it out! http://fhhakansson.com/2011/12/10/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    • Thank you so much! I’ll get my list together. Thanks again!

  • Hi! thank you so much for following my blog! following you too 🙂 🙂

    • Thank you ever so much! I look forward to your thoughts and following your adventure.

  • Hi, Leila. I am going to sound like such a newbie here – how would I actually do a “Versatile Blogger” award post like you did? I looked for instructions on support and forums, but I couldn’t find detailed information about it – just links to people’s posts about winning! But how does one get the graphic? Is it sent to you by WordPress? How do you formally nominate the other 15 people? Is it just by the act of linking them in your post? And insights you could offer would be most welcome!

  • Hi, Leila!

    I’ve given you the Kreativ Blogger award! You can check out the details at http://jmmcdowell.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/the-kreativ-blogger-award/

    Have a great day!

  • I nominated u for the 7×7 link award 🙂 Congratx!!

  • I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award. There is no obligation to respond, unless you want to.
    Warmest wishes,

    • Kim, Thank you so much!

  • Good morning!

    You have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I’d like you to know that your blog really is inspiring to me. You can find the details at http://jmmcdowell.com/2012/02/05/very-inspiring-blogger-a-special-post/

    Have a wonderful day!

  • Hey! I’ve nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award! 😀

  • I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! GAH! You’ve already received it! Well, I guess one wouldn’t turn down a second National Book Award because they’d already received one, so enjoy your repeat award! http://valerierlawson.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=440&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

    • Thank you so much!

      • ah, you are very welcome. have fun with it!

  • oops! i think i made a mistake on the link. (i was still in the edit page and didn’t realize it.) try this one: http://valerierlawson.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/walking-on-sunshine-and-ive-got-versatility-the-blog-awards/

  • Hi Leila!
    I nominated you for the Liebster Blogger Award. First time dealing with one of these, so hope you don’t mind! Check the latest post on my blog for details.

    • Well, the ultimate answer is always 42. 🙂
      What is your most favorite band of all time? So many choices, I’d have to say Queen.
      Do you have siblings or are you an only child? Oldest of 5.
      What was your favorite pastime as a child? Escaping through reading.
      What do you want to be when you “grow up”? Do I have to?
      How do you take your coffee (or tea)? Non-caffeinated, but I love ginger lemon herbal tea.
      Art or sports? Arts hands down.
      If you could paint your house any color… ? Sunshine yellow.

  • Love your blog.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m always excited to make new friends.

  • Good morning, Leila. 🙂 You’ve been tagged you in The Next Big Thing blog hop. http://wp.me/p1H9Iw-bE

    • Thanks! I’ll get it posted. 🙂

  • A great author you are for sure! That’s why I nominated you for a kind of blog award, a hop post for published or aspiring writers. Check it out: http://evilnymphstuff.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/heres-the-next-big-thing/

    • Thank you so much!