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Ananda Leeke launched her writing career as a poet in 1992 with a chap book, My Soul Speaks.  From 1994 to 2001, Leeke published several chap books of poetry and creativity workbooks that she used in her creativity workshops and coaching practice.  Black Classic Press published her poem, “October Death” in Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century in 2002.  At the request of her book editor, she began blogging in 2005 to overcome writer's block during her novel writing journey.  Two years later, her first novel, Love's Troubadours - Karma: Book One was published.  See her 2008 video interview with WUSA Channel 9 Morning News Anchor Andrea Roane below.  Blogging also helped her write That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman's Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery in 2009 and Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online in 2013.  Her books can be purchased on Amazon.com.  Smith Magazine featured her six-word memoir in It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure in 2010.  Leeke has discussed the power of blogging and social media in her writing journey and facilitated writing, journaling, yoga, and self-care workshops for BlogHer, Capital Bookfest, Holy Cross Hospital, Washington National Cathedral's Sacred Circles Conference, and Women Write Now! Two.  Click here to learn more.