If you're looking for a formal biography and photos to use for a book review or article, you may copy this bio. Leanna Mae Sexton, nonfiction author of 4 books thus far, writes adult workbooks and educational guides on a variety of topics within lifestyle & health + wellness. Her bookography includes Happily Frugal: A wise money management workbook, The Subject of Salvation: A topical bible study guide, Lactation Lessons From Leanna, & The Book Coach’s Secrets: A guide for self-publishing authors. Her ideal reader is the driven individual seeking knowledge to improve their life through reading, taking classes, and striving to elevate their journey. Education is empowerment. Leanna loves to connect with people who love to learn and grow. You can learn more about her books at www.LeannaMae.org Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter at the links given on her website.
Her degree is in health sciences. She is particularly passionate about evidence based maternal-infant health care. She also holds a passion for supporting and encouraging individuals with anxiety, depression, and substance abuse disorders. With a heart for patient education, she loves to teach. She enjoys watching people grow on their own unique journeys in life. Leanna is an INTJ with a love for — okay, obsession with — writing, organizing information, presenting knowledge in an easily applicable manner, and learning about the things that interest her. When she’s not busy writing, she’s probably thinking about what to write next.
Casually about me
If you want to know who I am, here is your starter kit. This is me.
* I’m Christian. I was atheist until I was 17. I became a Christian in November 2005. Deciding to follow Jesus was the best thing I ever did. * I love to write. I'm an author :) I have 4 books so far. * I'm an INTJ personality type, although I'm very close to INFJ. * My degree is in health sciences. * I'm certified as a breastfeeding specialist. * My college plans were to get my associate's in health sciences, become an IBCLC (lactation consultant), transfer for my bachelor's in nursing, and gain a master's in midwifery. Nurse-midwifery has always been very important to me. * I've decided nursing isn't quite the right niche of health care for me, but I confess I always knew that. I love to teach. Patient education is where my heart is. My favorite way to teach is through my writing. * My favorite areas of health care are women's health and the chemical dependency side of mental health. * I have a very strong passion for evidence based practices in maternal-infant health care. I was definitely made to be a "birthworker" as some call it. * I’m a very passionate person. I have an unquenchable thirst for learning about things that interest me. * I want to spend my life helping others improve their lives. I grow by growing others. I enjoy watching people on their journey of progress and self-discovery. * I'm a really big fan of autumn. I get extremely excited about pumpkin season. I talk about it all year long. I even keep a few fall decorations out year-round because it makes me happy.
My hobbies and activities include ~ writing ~ reading ~ researching whatever interests me ~ making lists makes me happy ~ organizing things ~ Pinterest ~ drinking coffee in the middle of the night (always decaf though) ~ eating an excessive amount of burritos ~ pondering the universe ~ introverting
My interests include ~ books! (In case you didn't notice my love for books by the whole author status. I even have a tattoo of a stack of books :) ~ learning about whatever catches my attention ~ maternal-infant health care ~ drug abuse counseling, treatment, epidemic, etc.. ~ public health ~ safety of chemicals and the impact on our health and the environment ~ learning more self-sufficiency skills such as gardening, food preservation, and sewing, etc... ~ deep, meaningful conversation with the rare humans that can stimulate my mind
Favorites Colors – red, purple, turquoise, and pink Foods – biscuits and gravy, pizza, goolash (mac n cheese w/ turkey sausage and diced tomato), chicken strips, turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes. Side note: I'm an unfaithful kinda vegetarian. I try not to eat red meat. I fail at that from time to time. Drinks – cold water, sweet tea, cappuccino, hot chocolate, and apple cider Restaurants – Honestly, I prefer to cook at home. Bible verses – Jeremiah 29:11-13, Joshua 1:9 Quotes – “Be the change you wish to see in the world” , “She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans” , “Be yourself. They don’t have to like you, but you don’t have to care.” And in regards to tragedies or people struggling “look for the helpers” Books – the bible and my own books. Check out my page on recommended reading. Music style – Country is my main thing. I also listen to Christian music. I enjoy relaxing to Native American flute music. Music artists – Josh Turner, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, Natalie Grant, Casting Crowns, Plumb TV shows – I rarely watch TV (because I'd rather spend my spare time writing), but when I do I like Gilmore Girls, Call the Midwife, Counting On, Reba reruns, The Big Bang Theory, and Law and Order SVU Movies – The Shack, Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes, For Richer or Poorer, Father of the Bride part 1&2 Stores – thrift stores, Kohl's Cars – minivans (Seriously, why are these not considered luxury vehicles with their sliding doors and spacious interior?) Gemstones – mystic topaz, pearls, rubies, garnet, amethyst, emeralds, and turquoise Jewelry – white gold, earrings especially holiday themed earrings. I unofficially collect Christmas earrings. Day of the week – Saturday Holiday – Thanksgiving, but Christmas is a close second Season – Autumn especially in Appalachia (Okay, slightly obsessed with fall). If it's below 75 degrees, I'm probably happy. Flowers – fuschia, red gerber daisies Trees – dogwood trees, red maple trees Scent – vanilla Flavors – vanilla, caramel Animals – rabbits, dogs (the 2 cutest and sweetest animals on the planet) Home décor – country, rustic, farmhouse style with lots of red Charities – individuals in need rather than organizations, church food pantries, homeless shelters, pro-life centers, foster care kids, rehabs, halfway houses, and random acts of kindness
Random things that I love Mason jars, rocking chairs, big front porches, screened in porches especially on upper levels, deep conversations, the smell of apple pie, purple skirts, red purses, and any fabric that is plaid! I may be compelled to buy anything plaid that is brown and red or burgundy.
Things I could never have too much of if I had the time or space Family time, reading, books, writing supplies (Any guesses on how many pens I own? I don't even know.), clothes, blankets, candles, and mason jars