Meet Leila Fuller, author of The Bag Lady

Meet Liela Fuller, author of The Bag Lady. Everyone has a story and this is the story of Bag Lady, a successful woman eager to enter into the next dimension of life holding onto the baggage she picked up along the way. What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? The one thing people usually don’t know about me is that I love architecture and building design. I don’t know when I fell in love with architecture, but I have such a wonderful love for the design of buildings that you may find me staring at a beautiful building for hours. What did your best review say about your work? The best review I have received for Bag Lady was from a person who does not typically read full books. She told me that she read the book in one sitting and called her best friend and read the book to her. She said they both loved the story and encouraged others to buy the book. How important are the names of any characters in your book? When I wrote Bag Lady, I initially wrote it to be a play so I didn’t think too much about the character names, but the more I wrote the more the names seemed to fit the characters. Are there any occupational hazards to being a writer? For me, the one occupational hazard is sitting too much. When I am engrossed in writing, I will at times have to force myself to stand up and walk around. To combat this, I will be ordering a sit to stand desk for my home office. Have you ever wished you could do, or be, something else? I think for m...
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