“Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It’s a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until it is about four in the morning and you reach the point where you have to write.”
– Paul Rudnick
My name is Leanne Fairweather and I am a freelance writer and blogger. I grew up reading Harry Potter books and writing memoirs of my daily findings in a black composition book. As far back as 10 years old, I was composing short stories, writing haiku poetry, and illustrating the images for my flip books. I spent my summers reading my entire book list and could recite the words of Shakespeare at 13 years old. Now, over a decade later my literary interests have evolved into experiences. The moment you open the page of a book the words come alive and the reader becomes a key player in a series of events. I use reading and writing as an escape from my everyday challenges, and collect ideas from various sources. E-books, blogs, compact discs, podcasts, magazines, newsletters, and novels are just a few places where I draw inspiration to write. The works of Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, and Langston Hughes motivate me to learn about the reward of writing. Moreover, I want to share my thoughts with the world through my own written accomplishments.
My topics of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- Blog updates with information relevant to various reggae genres: Ska, Dub, Lover’s Rock, Roots, and Dancehall
- Interviews for artists and producers to discuss current musical projects
- Press releases for album launches, single debuts, and product releases
- Copy posts for websites seeking the latest entertainment, music, and international news.
As a resident of Atlanta, I contribute to local newspapers, community forums, and weekly newsletters. My writing has been placed in International web publications Nirvana Magazine, Irie Zine, L3 Magazine, and The Coco Magazine.
I currently contribute to various web blogs including New York based Complex Media’s official reggae site Boomshots under the alias “Black Queen.”
Are you interested in having me write for your website, newspaper, or brochure? Contact me via email with the following information
- Title of publication/project
- Topics of interest
- Target market and demographic
- Press kit (if available)
Read about my personal experiences at Moments of a Black Queen blog