Kristie Leigh Maguire
is the author of Affairs of the Heart: Desert Heat and Cabin Fever (Collector’s Edition), Desert Heat, Cabin Fever, Emails from the Edge: The Life of an Expatriate Wife, From the Far Side of the Sun, and co-author of No Lady and Her Tramp, as well as a contributor to several anthologies.
She was voted Best Up and Coming Author of the Year and her novel Desert Heat was voted Romance of the Year by the Affaire de Coeur Magazine Reader/Writer Poll. Her novels Cabin Fever and No Lady and Her Tramp placed in the Top Ten in the Preditor & Editor’s Poll. Her novel Affairs of the Heart: Desert Heat and Cabin Fever (Collector’s Edition) was an Amazon.com Number One book in Sensual Romance.
Kristie Leigh Maguire and her husband have lived all over the United States and many foreign countries while following his career. While living in Japan, she found it very difficult to find books to read that were written in English. This situation was intolerable as she was an avid reader and had been known to resort to reading cereal boxes if nothing else was available. Have you ever tried to read a cereal box written in Japanese? It was not a pretty picture. Ms. Maguire began writing her own books just to have something to read. She discovered a new passion in writing.
Ms. Maguire had read romance novels since her early years. When she first began her writing career, she tried to pattern her writing after some of her favorite romance authors. This did not work for her. She soon discovered that she had her own voice and style of writing. She wanted to take romance beyond the kiss without crossing that shadowy line of taboo into pornography. She wanted to tell a good love story which included sex but told sensuously and with emotion. She wanted the characters to be everyday ordinary people and not some impossible hero or heroine who could only be real in the pages of a romance novel. Thus the “Kristie Leigh Maguire Style of Writing” was born.
Although Kristie Leigh Maguire is originally from the South and will always remain Southern at heart, she now divides her time between her homes in Nevada and in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. During her expatriate years she lived in St. Croix, Aruba, Thailand, Japan and three times in Saudi Arabia and visited many other countries.
Ms. Maguire is the Founder of Star Publish LLC, the Co-Founder of Global Publications Inc. (GAP Inc.), the Owner and Designer for Book Covers and More, and the Founder of NUW (Not the Usual Way) Authors Community.