Leanne Sally Beadle is a 43 year old stay at home mum and aspiring author. She lives in Keyingham, a small village near Hull in the UK with her husband Len, her two children, William 14 and Sophia 11 and a small menagerie of animals; Ceris, her 11 year old retired Guide Dog and Roxy her two year old current Guide Dog, also Mittens and Whiskers their two adorable black cats.
Leanne studied the Higher Diploma of Nursing (child) at the University of Leeds and upon qualifying she interviewed for a post on the ICU at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital which she got. She worked on ICU for a year, moving on to High Dependency, then the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Eventually, she interviewed for ward six at Booth Hall Children’s Hospital which was orthopedics and trauma.
In 2001 Leanna received a huge blow when she was diagnosed with Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy. She was registered as partially sighted and eventually had to give up working as a nurse.
She wrote her first book ‘My Naughty Little Guide Dog’ in February 2016. Nine books sold mostly to friends and family. Her second book ‘William’s Wonderful World of Gaming’ was inspired by her son’s love of Gaming in particular Xbox and PC. Her third and current offering ‘ Sophia’s Wonderful World of Gymnastics was inspired by her daughter’s love of gymnastics. She is currently working on ‘Jet and the Great Snoozy Heist’
Next week we will take a look into Leanne’s world; one where she doesn’t let Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy hinder or discourage her from a career in writing. In fact, in speaking to her she never gave it a chance to hold her back in any way.
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