Alison Leonard's life as a writer ranges over a wide area: starting with fiction for young adults and children ('Tinker's Career', 'Kiss the Kremlin Goodbye' and 'The Mystery of the Rugglesmoor Dinosaur') she then wrote plays for BBC radio and for community theatre. Her work has always had spiritual and political resonances, and her specifically spiritual works ('Telling Our Stories' and 'Living in Godless Times') look at life through meditative eyes, merging Quaker mysticism with pagan earth-centredness. Poetry and short stories: not prolific in either of these areas, she is nevertheless receptive to a poem or a story when it comes. Now her passion is for fiction that turns its own particular world upside-down: in 'Flesh & Bronze' she looks at great art from the point of view of the model and the artisan, and in her 'Heavenly Lilies' trilogy (in preparation) she explores the politics and passions of three women during the last three turbulent decades of British history.
To see a short video about 'Flesh & Bronze', visit Alison's website at www.alisonleonard.co.uk