Tell us about yourself and why you bookstagram:
My name is Leo as in “LAY-O” not “LEE-OH”. More potato chip than feline, I like to say. I started my bookstagram May 29, 2019. So just little over a year! I like to be honest and tell people that I really started bookstagram to build up an “author’s platform” to reach people who may be interested in eventually reading my work. Bookstagram quickly became more than that. It became a community that I valued and enjoyed interacting with. I met so many amazing bookstagrammers, and I was so incredibly filled with joy to know that there were people out there who loved books as much as I do. Who love the new book smell, too. And who squeal when a
I also learned a lot about myself as a Creative through bookstagram. It took me a while and several posts to finally find my love of photoshop and graphic art. I loved creating bookish content that defied the laws of gravity, made mushrooms glow, shrink me so small that I can be used as a bookmark. Bookish content with a sprinkle of magic was my niche, and I reveled in it.
Read the whole feature on Leo from @leopcarney in the June 2019 issue of Curiositales!
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