Leigh Ann Thornton

About me

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, I now reside in the Houston, Texas area. I recently earned a Master of Arts Degree in History with a concentration in U.S. History from the University of Houston-Clear Lake where I am currently employed. I have completed my first novel, book one of a series, and am currently editing the second book while my readers critique the first. Will be seeking representation when the first book, Wells Without Water: Frontiers, is polished. My writing has been published in Life is Good! magazine and has been featured on The Southern C website at http://www.thesouthernc.com and in The Southern Coterie newsletter.

From my website

The Tomato Man

            Fall has arrived, and I've turned the calendar page to October, but where I live, in coastal Texas, the thermometer has not received the news. Humid days in the 80s linger along with our summer wardrobes. And so, there's still time to visit the Tomato Man.                        His place…

A Mess

              “Ah, she has arrived!” he declared, pushing through the door. He was the most professorial professor I had seen, in his tweed sport coat with suede, elbow patches. He introduced himself and I did the same and I think there must have been some small talk about how I…

The Send-Off

            “Anything else to send-off to surplus?” the employee from the Facilities & Maintenance Department asked me as he rolled an old filing cabinet out of my office. I looked around and noticed the typewriter sitting on a metal stand in the corner.             “You can take this typewriter and…

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