LeAnn Weiss

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LeAnn Weiss is a best-selling inspirational author, international trainer/speaker, and political consultant. Since she was first published in 1997, she has authored or coauthored 50 books. LeAnn is best known for her personalized paraphrased Scriptures which are featured in over 6 million books in Howard Publishing’s popular Hugs™ series, recipient of the 2002 Retailers’ Choice Awards for Best Series.

Her first major gift book, Hugs for Friends (over 544,000 copies sold) hit #1 on the CBA Gift book best-seller list and was listed among the top 10 overall gift books in the Christian market from 1999 to 2002. In 2001, Hugs for Friends ranked #28 over all CBA books and #42 in 2002 sales.

LeAnn also authored the popular Heartlifters™ series with coauthor Susan Duke, selling over 300,000 copies. Teaming together with best friends Susan Duke, Judy Carden, and Caron Loveless, she coauthored the God Things Come In Small Packages series. LeAnn’s books have been translated into Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, Indonesian, Chinese, Russian & Norwegian. In addition to top sales in the Christian market, her books have crossed over into Hallmark, Wal-Mart, Target, Barnes & Noble, Cracker Barrel, Books-A-Million, SAMS Club, COSTCO, and BJs Wholesale.

Her paraphrased Scriptures have also been popular items in ancillary products being featured in a major greeting card line by Lawson Falle (2001 to 2004), in addition to mini books and calendars in the secular arena by Andrews McMeel, and a Hugs™ screensaver.

Known for her creativity, LeAnn, continues to serve as the President of Encouragement Company™ which she founded in 1994. Specializing in lifting hearts with God’s Word, Encouragement Company produces custom personalized books, magnets, bookmarks, mugs, and t-shirts. Her clients have included popular Woman of Faith Speakers Barbara Johnson and Marilyn Meberg, Orlando’s WTLN Christian Radio Station, as well as churches and ministries around the country.

Encouragement Company™ was profiled in Marilyn Meberg’s best selling book, I’d Rather Be Laughing:

“…I felt a powerful jolt from these scriptures when I saw my name included within each one in bold print. It was if a new translation of the Bible had been written especially from God to me.”
-Marilyn Meberg (page 159)

LeAnn compiled One Step Closer (winner of CBA’s 1999 Impact Award) for David Edwards and received cover recognition for her story contributions to Intimate Moments with God. She’s been published in Charisma Magazine and writes book reviews for Christian Retailing.

She enjoys traveling training churches and Christian leaders, hosting Encouragement Parties, researching and interviewing for stories, in addition to teaching at writers conferences. LeAnn is a CLASS graduate and member of the Advanced Christian Writers & Speakers Association and CBA.

Academically, LeAnn received the highest awards in both of her fields of study. With double majors in Political Science and Economics from Stetson University, LeAnn achieved a successful political career in campaign management following her studies. In addition to running numerous races in Orange County, she helped amend Florida’s Constitution to limit political terms as State Office Manager for Eight is Enough, as well as serving as Florida Office Manager for Governor Lamar Alexander’s 1996 Presidential bid. She is experienced in almost every element of the campaign cycle and recently celebrated 20 years of grassroots activism in the Florida Republican political arena. Her extensive political experience gives LeAnn great insight into demographics, marketing and relevancy. She’s currently researching her first political book, The Faith of Our First Ladies and is a senior executive on Florida4marriage.org, to amend Florida’s Constitution to define marriage as only between one man and one woman.

LeAnn is also a requested photographer known for her pictures capturing the essence of her friend Governor Jeb Bush, President George W. Bush, and First Lady Laura Bush, as well as other political leaders. She also enjoys photographing God’s creation, especially on safaris in Kenya, East Africa where her parents and younger sister’s family are missionaries with Youth for Christ International Africa.

A preacher’s kid, she’s spent the past three years in full-time ministry in addition to researching for her Official Handbook of Encouragement. Characterized by her humor, story-telling, and sense of adventure, LeAnn’s spiritual gifts are encouragement and giving. Personality wise, she’s an equal blend of Choleric and Sanguine with a twist of creative Melancholy.

LeAnn, 40, resides in Orlando, Florida where she plays an active role at Discovery Church and her community. Other hobbies include reading, photography, traveling, riding roller coasters, computer technology, as well as fun with her 7 young nieces and nephews.

Topics include:

Personalizing Scripture: Bringing God’s Word to Every Day Life
6 Keys to Thrive, Not Just Survive the Adventure of Change
Detours: Overcoming Whining, Waiting, & Wandering on Your Journey to Your Promised Land
The Power of An Encouraging Mom
The Power of An Encouraging Women
Becoming a Woman of Influence