SHADOWS: “Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants for Grownups”

mybookwasreviewed_bwThank you to SheriLyn Lexxi for the 3 star review of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU on Night Owl Romance:

This book is kind of a “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” for grownups. Four friends who bond together in childhood, each coming from a troubled past, they create a group for themselves–only does one of the women go above and beyond to take care of the others–even murder? I don’t normally like suspense books but this book kept me coming back for more… 

Kathy-Diane Leveille



“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


buck13I’ve had a great time being a guest this week on THE BOOKWORM. Naida Scrotchet asked: When did you start writing your new suspense novel LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU?

My answer: I started writing LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU on coffee breaks while I was at the hospital.  I began working as a medical transcriptionist because it didn’t sap my creativity the way journalism did, and left room to pursue my dream of writing a novel.  I can’t remember the initial spark for this story, but I do know I wanted to write about a woman whose lover disappears into thin air.  I usually don’t do research in my initial draft too much.  I start with the question or puzzle first, followed by the character, and exploring their journey as they try to solve it.  I find if I start researching too soon, it can be a distraction, and an excuse not to write. 


Thanks Naida!

Kathy-Diane Leveille



Let the Shadows Fall Behind You is a haunting story of disappearance and loss and, ultimately, of redemption.  Weaving together a world of family loyalties and family lies, of broken bonds and of those that endure, it combines the nuance of poetry with all the suspense of a thriller.” Nino Ricci (Author of The Origin of Species)

Congratulations to SHADOWS Contest Winners

buck1Congratulations to Marjorie Roy who won the June $50.00 gift certificate from Amazon. As part of the celebration of the launch of my new suspense novel LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU, a draw was held each month from January to June for everyone who receives my E-muse newsletter. By the way, E-muse is on hiatus for the summer, but will be back in the fall. The regular draw will continue at that time with a $25.00 Amazon gift certificate awarded on the release date of each newsletter. That goes a long way towards buying a book, but I always have a hard time deciding which one.  If you’re a winner, you receive the gift via e-mail quickly.

I also held a draw at the launch and each book signing for a $100.00 gift certifcate to a spa (location dependent on the winner). I’d like to congratulate Judy Gibson whose name was chosen in a blind draw. A pedi, mani or massage, Judy? You’ll be getting that in your mailbox soon so you’ll have a few days to decide.

Thanks everyone for taking part!