Yes, I'm very well aware that it's Veteran's Day today and not yet Thanksgiving, but turkey day will be here before I'm ready for it, so I'm going to post this now while it's fresh.
Don't get me wrong, though. I am very thankful for the veterans in my life. Growing up as a military brat, I understand very well the sacrifices made for family and country. So I'd like to give a shoutout to the veteran who influenced my life the most--my dad. Thanks for everything, Dad. So many of the details in my stories come from the experiences I've gained from bouncing around the US and the world and having the opportunities to explore my interests. And my family was always right there with me. You guys are the best.
So... Custom-built Family, one of the stories up on my Free Reads page, has been updated, expanded a bit, and features a pretty new cover. Christmas Cogs is the next one to get a makeover and will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. If you'd rather read over on Wattpad, I've posted it there as well.
I'm so grateful for everyone who's supported me and my writing journey over the past several years. Creativity is an ever-evolving process and I'm always amazed by the progress that can be made in a short amount of time. I'm convinced that no piece of art is ever truly finished and the fact that I still find things to tweak after I deem something 'done' just underscores that belief. I like to think that at least my art is getting better as it evolves and I hope others get the same enjoyment out of it that I do.
In case I don't have a chance to update again before the holiday, I wish all of my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. And for those not celebrating a 'stuff your face' day, I raise my glass to you too. Thanks for reading.
Leah Ross is a writer and graphic designer with a penchant for loud music and sappy love stories. She believes that love should be both unconventional and unconditional, rules are negotiable, and age is nothing but a number.