Thumbs up for SHADOWS on REVIEW FROM HERE

shadowsThank you to Tracee Gleichner and the lovely review of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU posted on REVIEW FROM HERE today:

“This book weaves together multiple stories in such a wonderful way.  It delves into the traumas endured by its lead character and how it made her the adult she became.  It was hard for me to put down and I look forward to reading more by this very talented author.”

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Kathy-Diane Leveille

Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU (Kunati Books)

ISBN:978-1601641670

“It’s the quality of the writing that makes the read worthwhile…A Gothic tale involving a complex list of characters, it is a very promising debut.”

-www.reviewingtheevidence.com

Travelling to the UK

shad3Isn’t the Internet wonderful?  I can travel anywhere to talk about my new suspense novel LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU.  Yesterday I visited Ambrose Musiyiwa Leicester, East Midlands UK for a great interview on CONVERSATIONS WITH WRITERS.  Ambrose asked: Which aspects of the work that you put into the book did you find most difficult? Why do you think this was so? How did you deal with these difficulties?

My answer: I think when you write mystery novels, constructing the murder scenes is always difficult.  The theme of suspense is positive not negative.  When you get to the last page,  the story is about the triumph of good over evil.  Those short times I, as a writer, have to step inside a psychopath’s mind are always a bit grizzly.

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 Kathy-Diane Leveille

Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU(Kunati Books)

ISBN:978-1601641670

“A taut psychological thriller with more than enough mystery and rich characterization to keep us mesmerized….”  -Reader’s Respite

SHADOWS interview: Writer in the Pines

buck9I’m having a fun Friday being interviewed on Writer in the Pines with Marsha Ward.  Marsha asked:  What fictional or dramatic character you wish you had created?

 My Answer:  Ben on the TV series LOST.  He is such a fascinating villain with sympathetic and evil qualities.  He infuriates me; then turns around and does something to make me like him.  He always keeps us on our toes.

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Kathy-Diane Leveille

Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU (Kunati Books)

ISBN:978-1601641670

“It’s often said, but not usually with such eloquence, that the only one you can’t outrun is you. Kathy-Diane Leveille writes with passion and assurance of a woman who risks sacrificing far too much to try to erase the things she knows are true.” –Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

SHADOWS #1 Bestselling Hardcover Fiction Novel

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My new suspense novel LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU was listed as the #1 Bestselling Fiction Hardcover Book in The Telegraph Journal this week. Here’s the list:

 

Hardcover, fiction

1. Let the Shadows Fall Behind You by Kathy-Diane Leveille (Kunati)

2. What They Wanted by Donna Morrissey (Penguin Canada)

3. The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent (Little Brown)

4. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown)

5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (Doubleday)

Wow!

Readers Respite reviews LET THE SHADOWS FALL

shad1Thank you to Michele at Reader’s Respite for taking the time to read my new suspense novel LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU and for posting such a great review:

“Reader’s Respite would like you to note the cover of Kathy-Diane Leveille’s newest thriller. What do you see? More importantly, what do you NOT see?

That’s right, my friends. Not a headless woman nor a obnoxious blurb to be found. Not on the front, not on the back, nowhere.

Needless to say, this garnered Let the Shadows Fall Behind You a bunch of extra bonus points before we even opened the book.”

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Kathy-Diane Leveille

Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU (Kunati Books)

ISBN:978-1601641670

“Picturing ordinary people in extraordinary situations, and recording their impressions with an intense clarity we associate more with black and white photos, Leveille is blessed with a flash of insight that lets the readers see far beyond the surface. The Chronicle Journal

LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU: Review on BOOKING MAMA

buck2Thanks Julie P for reviewing my new suspense novel LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU today on BOOKING MAMA:

 “When I started reading LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU by Kathy-Diane Leveille, I assumed it was going to be one of those part suspense/part mystery type of book. And there definitely was a suspense aspect to this novel, but I was a little surprised that there was so much more to this story. This book is actually much deeper than a just a typical mystery book. LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU is a deep, complex story that delves into a woman’s life and her attempts to resolve issues about her past.

What I most appreciate about this book was how Ms. Leveille developed all of the characters. In fact, I thought she did a wonderful job of bringing so many complicated characters to life. ”

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Kathy-Diane Leveille

Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU (Kunati Books)

ISBN:978-1601641670

“It’s often said, but not usually with such eloquence, that the only one you can’t outrun is you. Kathy-Diane Leveille writes with passion and assurance of a woman who risks sacrificing far too much to try to erase the things she knows are true.” –Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

LET THE SHADOWS FALL: Book signing

I’ll be signing copies of my new suspense novel LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU at Coles at Brunswick Square in Saint John, New Brunswick on Friday May 15 at 12 noon. Drop by to say hello. You can enter a draw to win a gift certificate at Ambience Day Spa. Half the royalties from each book sold will be donated to Save the Children’s Aboriginal mother/baby bonding program.

 

Kathy-Diane Leveille

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Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU (Kunati Books) 

ISBN:978-1601641670

How each character responds to what has happened in the past, and how that shapes their life as an adult is part of the draw of this intense character study. Leveille swiftly moves between past and present… and does not disappoint.”

-Bella On-Line: The Voice of Women… Mystery Book Reviews

LET THE SHADOWS FALL interview: THE PLOT CAFE

buck7LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU is featured on THE PLOT CAFE today.  Interviewer, Arwen Taylor, asked: What made you decide to switch from working with CBC radio to writing fiction books?

“When I was a journalist I was always telling other people’s stories.  It was an exciting job, and helped pay the bills.  However, at the end of the day I had no energy reserves left to pursue my passion of fiction writing.  My father passed away, and I started to take a good look at my life.  I decided that I didn’t want to keep putting my dreams in the back seat.  I wanted them to drive my car.”

 

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Kathy-Diane Leveille

Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU (Kunati Books)

ISBN:978-1601641670

“It’s often said, but not usually with such eloquence, that the only one you can’t outrun is you. Kathy-Diane Leveille writes with passion and assurance of a woman who risks sacrificing far too much to try to erase the things she knows are true.” –Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

Bella On-Line Mystery Book Review

buck6One of my favorite places to make an on-line pitstop each week is  Bella On-Line: The Voice of Women.   It was great to read Edie Dykeman’s, the mystery book editor’s, review of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU:

Brannagh Maloney escaped a troubled childhood home when she attended university. Years later, she has furthered that escape by working as a cataloguer for wilderness preservationist Nikolai Mirsky (Nikki) in northern Ontario. After falling in love with her boss and spending the winter with him in an old abandoned prospector’s cabin, Brannagh faced Nikki’s sudden disappearance when he left for a weeklong conference never to return.

When Brannagh was three-years-old her father hopped a Russian freighter and was never seen again. Several years later, her mother left the family home, and was later found murdered. Brannagh lived with her Aunt Thelma and her grandfather in a large four-story house with a so-called Nervous Clinic on the top floor, and the Provincial Asylum two blocks away.

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Kathy-Diane Leveille

Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU (Kunati Books)

Her settings and characters—their hopes and fears, verbal and behavioural ticks, even their smells—are keenly observed. The Globe and Mail

Shadows Interview on NOVEL JOURNEY

buck9I’m an avid follower of NOVEL JOURNEY, one of Writers’ Digest 101 most valuable web site for writers. So it was great fun being interviewed there today. Weekly columnist, Kelly Klepfer, asked: How has your experience as a broadcast journalist prepared or hindered you as a novelist?

It’s definitely prepared me. There’s a reason why old journalists never die, they just go on to second careers as fiction writers! Working in the field of journalism offers valuable training in discipline. You’re working to a deadline to produce stories whether you like it or not. There were many times I sat down at the computer with absolutely no idea of where to go. You learn in journalism to have faith in the process, that you can start with nothing and eventually something will take shape and grow. It was a tremendous mentorship in the art of research, fact checking and honing the 5 W’s.

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Kathy-Diane Leveille
Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU (Kunati Books)
ISBN:978-1601641670
“It’s the quality of the writing that makes the read worthwhile…a very promising debut.” http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com

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