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Welcome to the Cerebral Writer website and blog!
I'm Lisa, but you can call me Leigh if you'd like. I'm a big fan of all types of speculative fiction, my earliest influences being The Twilight Zone and authors like Stephen King, Kurt Vonnegut, and Edgar Allan Poe. As a result, much of what I write draws from multiple genres along the speculative spectrum.
I'd like to think there is a happy medium between literary and genre fiction -- between artful and entertaining, provocative and mainstream. While much of my work gravitates toward darker themes, some stories darker than others, I'm always pushing myself to incorporate new archetypes and genres. In the pages to come, you'll find Gothic horror, Orwellian dystopia, science-fantasy, allegory, urban, strange fiction, psychological horror, and even a bit of poetry.
Thanks for stopping by!