Leila Meacham
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Leila Meacham

Leila Meacham writes of East Texas with authority. She has lived in Texas all of her life with the exceptions short sojourns out of state with her Air Force husband and her birth in Minden, Louisiana, because her father could not get her mother across the border of the Sabine River into Texas for her to be born. She says that as far as she knows, it's the only regret he ever had of his daughter.

Leila graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor's Degree of Arts. She married a pilot in the US Air Force during the war years of Viet Nam and served in numerous capacities of volunteer work as a military wife before resuming her teaching career in San Antonio. She taught high school English until her retirement from that profession, developing the gifted and talented program still used in the tenth grade curriculum of Converse Judson. She was twice elected by her peers as Teacher of the Year.

She came to her love of writing late, she says, even though she dabbled briefly into the process when she wrote a romance novel in the mid-eighties that she never expected to be published. It was followed by two others because she was under contract, but the experience and genre left her with a desire never to pick up a pen again.

"That changed when I ran out of things to do after retirement," she says, "and one day I sat down and wrote ROSES."

Leila has no children and has been married to her husband for forty-three years.

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    • Roses

    • A Novel
    • By: Leila Meacham
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Roses takes place in a small East Texas town against the backdrop of the timber and cotton industries, industries controlled by the scions of the town's founding families.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scarlett O'hara meet Mary Toliver

    • By Rozette on 03-22-10

    Regular price: $43.93

    • Titans

    • By: Leila Meacham
    • Narrated by: Casey Holloway, Brian Hatch
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Texas in the early 1900s, its inhabitants still traveling by horseback and barely familiar with the telephone, was on the cusp of an oil boom....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, especially if you are from Texas and love the land.

    • By Paige on 04-19-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Tumbleweeds

    • A Novel
    • By: Leila Meacham
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Tumbleweeds is the story of three young friends - the saint, the sinner, and the angel - growing up together in the sort of small Texas Panhandle town that lives and dies by its Friday night football games....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tumbleweeds

    • By denise on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Somerset

    • By: Leila Meacham
    • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry
    • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    We begin in the antebellum South on Plantation Alley in South Carolina, where Silas Toliver, deprived of his inheritance, joins up with his best friend Jeremy Warwick to plan a wagon train....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Prequel done RIGHT!

    • By bonnie on 02-18-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Ryan's Hand

    • By: Leila Meacham
    • Narrated by: Kelly Lintz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Some friends are more like family...and that's exactly how Cara Martin feels about Ryan Langston. He stood by her side through the most difficult time of her life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Draws you in

    • By Beth Wise on 11-18-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Aly's House

    • By: Leila Meacham
    • Narrated by: Casey Holloway
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Aly Kingston has only ever loved one man: Marshall Wayne. But she put all of those childish dreams behind her ages ago when the Waynes left town.....

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Crowning Design

    • By: Leila Meacham
    • Narrated by: Linda Henning
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Some people aren't meant for happily ever after. And Deborah Standridge is one of them. When she called off her wedding to the perfect man to pursue her passion as an architect....

    Regular price: $22.80

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