I’m a Linux admin by day and fantasy writer by night. I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey and relocated to San Jose, California in 1999 to work in the tech industry there. After living in California and Texas, I moved to Finland in 2013.

I’m a geek girl, particularly fond of fantasy literature, Star Trek, Babylon 5, The Elder Scrolls Games, Death Note, ancient and medieval history and many other geeky things.

I got serious about writing after relocating to Finland and I’m currently working on my first novel, which is the first book of a grimdark fantasy trilogy.The story is set within a Near-Eastern culture, rooted in the political and cultural elements of the medieval Byzantine, Seljuk and Persian Empires, Turkic-Mongolian shamanism and the folklore of the Near East.


Email: drowqueen@gmail
Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/LRHenry
Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorlrh
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlrh
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/1/+LeonaHenry0/
About.me: https://about.me/leona.henry
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31 thoughts on “About

  1. Well hello. For some reason, I’m not getting notifications when you post comments on my blog. I get the emails, but it doesn’t come up with my likes and follows and such. I don’t know if it’s just you or if you’ve been the most recent commenter so it just seems like it’s only you, but this is me thanking you for visiting my blog and hoping you’ll forgive me if I accidentally ignore any of your comments πŸ™‚


    • I use the wordpress reader, it shows likes and comments with a little alarm bell on the upper right corner. It lights up when there are new comments, email is too cumbersome for me. This is strange, I didn’t see this comment on the notifications either. Maybe there are 50 shades fans among wordpress staff and they don’t like us trashing it?.


  2. Dear Leona,
    I love your About page interactive image. It is so simple, creative piece with many info about you. Living in many places is a gift, I believe. You will be a multi-culture person with many perspectives of thinking. I followed you via twitter; my favorite social tool to learn with and from you.
    Wish you the best with your new novel!


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  4. Leona,
    I have a big favor to ask. I have written a MG adventure mystery story set in 1961 that takes a young girl to Istanbul. Would you, an old Istanbul friend or anyone in your family be interested in reading it? I need to make sure I portray Istanbul correctly (for 1961). It is 34,000 word and a kids book, so it’s a fast read.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Christine Keleny

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    • I have no idea what the city was like in the 60’s (I grew up in the 80’s) but I have an idea from what my parents told me. It can’t be do much more different, anyway πŸ™‚


    • Thank you so much! The other blogs in the post are quite awesome! You are helping everyone discover all those nice blogs, bug hug to you for this great community service!


  5. Hey leona πŸ™‚ nice introduction πŸ™‚ I find turkey very beautiful πŸ™‚ though I have never been there but it’s in my bucket list πŸ™‚ But I have read alot about it through my one of the favorite writer orhan phamuk πŸ™‚ And recently I also started watching a turkish serial ..Feriha πŸ™‚


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