Leigh Podgorski

Leigh Podgorski - Ghostwriter

Van Nuys, California,United States

An award winning playwright and screen-writer as well as a novelist, I love the challenge and creativity of working in collaboration .

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Overview

A writer for over four decades, I have created in all forms and many literature genres. Among my favorite projects are a play and documentary on Cahuilla elder Katherine Siva Saubel entitled We Are Still Here and the one-act play Windstorm about the work of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross. Both of these pieces arose from lengthy oral histories and interviews of Dr. Saubel and Dr. Kubler Ross. I produced, directed, and wrote a documentary about Dr. Saubel as well.
My novels include The Women Debrowska that is loosely based on my Polish ancestry, Ouray’s Peak which follows the story of one matriarchal Ute Indian lineage, and the Metaphysical Mystery Stone Quest series that includes Desert Chimera, Gallows Ascending, and Neuri Shape-Shifter. Just published are Western Song by Solstice Publishing and The Season of the Neuri Knight in their Realms of the Fantastic Fantasy Anthology, Vol 2.
In addition, I was the lead teacher and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Developmental Skills at Glendale Community College where I helped adults and high school students earn either their GED or HS Diplomas. In addition to instruction in every subject with a concentration in English, I also designed and created curriculum.

Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Politics & Current Affairs
True Crime
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Plays & Screenplays
Romance

Certifications

  • Skip Downing "On Course" Completion
  • Recognizing Learning Disabilities in the Adult Student
  • Developing Curriculum for the Adult Basic Student Learner
  • Recognizing Credible Sources Library Workshop

Awards

  • Women in Film and Video
  • Blackburn Award of Excellence, Dayton Playhouse
  • CA Council on the Humanities CA Stories Initiative

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
January, 2006 – Present (over 12 years)

Violet Hills Productions presents films, screenplays, plays and novels by Leigh Podgorski and reaches out to others interested in documenting their stories

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Developmental Skills

Glendale Community College
January, 2000 – June, 2014 (over 14 years)

Working with adults and high school students to help them achieve either their GED or HS Diploma. Instructing in all relevant subjects; specializing in English.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Desert Chimera (Stone Quest Book 1)

Leigh Podgorski

Desert Chimera, the first book in the Stone Quest Series, introduces the reader to recluse, tracker, and reluctant twenty-eight year old psychic visionary Luke Stone and to his paranormal universe. Luke has been sequestered in the serene woods of Northern Michigan under the tutelage of Cherokee guide Shadow Wolf. When the shaman suddenly dies, Luke flees on a desperate cross-country quest that... read more

Desert Chimera, the first book in the Stone Quest Series, introduces the reader to recluse, tracker, and reluctant twenty-eight year old psychic visionary Luke Stone and to his paranormal universe. Luke has been sequestered in the serene woods of Northern Michigan under the tutelage of Cherokee guide Shadow Wolf. When the shaman suddenly dies, Luke flees on a desperate cross-country quest that... read more

The Women Debrowska

Leigh Podgorski

Anatola Debrowska has a family spinning into separate orbits and a life spiraling into soul-stealing monotony when the 25 year old son she gave up at birth suddenly materializes on her doorstep. The reunion does not go smoothly. When Pyotr returns abruptly to the East Coast, Anatola, determined not to lose her son a second time, follows. With sister Clarisse in tow, she finds him disheveled an... read more

Anatola Debrowska has a family spinning into separate orbits and a life spiraling into soul-stealing monotony when the 25 year old son she gave up at birth suddenly materializes on her doorstep. The reunion does not go smoothly. When Pyotr returns abruptly to the East Coast, Anatola, determined not to lose her son a second time, follows. With sister Clarisse in tow, she finds him disheveled an... read more

Gallows Ascending (Stone Quest Book 2)

Leigh Podgorski

Gallows Ascending continues the saga of tracker and pyschic visionary Luke Stone in Book Two of the Stone Quest Series.It has been thirteen years since Luke's confrontation in the desert with his nemesis, black magician Armand Jacobi. Luke's wife Consuelo, whom he met at Eppie Falco's Desert Inn and Café has died, and Luke has placed himself once again in exile. This time, his wanderings have ... read more

Gallows Ascending continues the saga of tracker and pyschic visionary Luke Stone in Book Two of the Stone Quest Series.It has been thirteen years since Luke's confrontation in the desert with his nemesis, black magician Armand Jacobi. Luke's wife Consuelo, whom he met at Eppie Falco's Desert Inn and Café has died, and Luke has placed himself once again in exile. This time, his wanderings have ... read more

Western Song

Leigh Podgorski

Contemporary Western Love Story about a bull riding rancher and his deceased best buddy’s Thai immigrant mail order bride. As she discovers the power of freedom, he discovers he’s lost his heart.

Contemporary Western Love Story about a bull riding rancher and his deceased best buddy’s Thai immigrant mail order bride. As she discovers the power of freedom, he discovers he’s lost his heart.

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