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Coffee and Papercuts

Coffee and Papercuts

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"Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon." ~Raymond Chandler


Writing is a constant, living, breathing thing. Everyone has something worth saying; something worth listening to. We are told one person can't change the world, that one voice in a crowd isn't loud enough and that truth can be in the eyes and ears of the beholder. Some writers, however, disagree.

This is a collection of stray thoughts and daydreams, poetry and prose, fueled by caffeine and punctuated by the papercuts we get when we try to turn the pages of our life without being careful enough. Speaking up can change the world... but even when it doesn't what we have to say is still worth saying. Even if the difference is only to one person. Enjoy the efforts within, let them make you smile and laugh, or think carefully about experiences shared. After, consider writing your own. Whether it's serious or silly, intellectual or idiotic, make a brew, pick up a pen and enjoy what happens next.


About the Author

Raised in the US but living permanently in the UK since 2003, Leah has an international point of view when it comes to the inspirational nature of the world around her. As a teacher of English Language and Literature for over ten years, and as a writer of poetry and fiction for more than 25, Leah has

dedicated her life to the written word and its ability to inspire and connect people. Connect them to the world around them, their own thoughts and emotions and the experiences we all share as we travel the paths of our lives.

Leah holds degrees in English, Comparative Literature and International Studies from Pennsylvania State University in the United States as well as a Minor in German Language and Literature. At Canterbury Christ Church University Leah Trained for a PGCE in teaching secondary English, Media Studies and Drama.

Most days are spent sharing her passion for the written word with young people, trying to comprehend British slang and making sure her coffee cup is never empty for the health and safety of others. She resides in Wimbledon, assisted in looking for inspiration by her cats Lord Merlin and Queen Mab.

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