About

Kathy-Diane Leveille is a former broadcast journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation who discovered the only thing more thrilling than reading a great novel is trying to write one. Her debut literary mainstream novel Let the Shadows Fall Behind You was published by Kunati  Books.  Kathy-Diane’s short story collection Roads Unravelling was published to critical acclaim after a selection from its pages Learning to Spin was adapted to radio drama for CBC’s  Summer Drama Festival.  The tale Showdown at the Four Corner’s Corral was revised for the stage and performed by New City Theater in Saint John.  She is a member of the Writers Union of Canada, Writers Federation of Nova Scotia and Writers Federation of New Brunswick.

Kathy-Diane’s prose has been published in a number of literary journals including Grain, Room of One’s Own, The Oklahoma Review, Pottersfield Portfolio, The Cormorant; as well as various anthologies such as Water Studies: New Voices in Maritime Fiction (Pottersfield Press) and New Brunswick Short Stories (Neptune).  Along with being awarded numerous Canada Council and New Brunswick Art Grants, Kathy-Diane’s fiction won the Short Grain Contest (dramatic monologue) in 2000 and was listed as a finalist in the Writers’ Union of Canada Short Fiction Contest in 2002.  Her poetry received Honorable Mention in the Stephen Leacock International Poetry Competition. A humorous commentary I Know What You Didn’t Do Last Summer aired on CBC’s national morning show with Shelagh Rogers.

Kathy-Diane enjoys sharing her passion for words. She has volunteered as a tutor for READ Saint John, Adult Literacy Programs; taught creative writing to young offenders at the Saint John Regional Correction Center; and entertained school children with workshops on radio drama. 

When she isn’t writing, Kathy-Diane spends her time daydreaming in the garden and watching the birds on the east coast where she lives with her husband and two sons.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

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    Jun 28, 2009 @ 19:50:52

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  4. David Alan Binder
    Oct 17, 2017 @ 19:07:56

    Hello Kathy, I interview authors; you have captured my attention and I’d love to interview you.

    I interview authors via email or phone (your choice) of published book(s); drop me a line and let’s talk at ab3ring@juno.com or dalanbinder@gmail.com. It is only about 17 questions or so long.

    My website is located at the following place;
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    I look forward to hearing from you. It is a simple; I email you questions and you return them with the answers. I do make a few exceptions and may phone interview if agreed to by both of us.

    Here is a sample of an interview with Craig Johnson author of Longmire, books plus the A&E Network and Netflix series recently published to my website:
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    Let’s talk. “After all, if we are not here to help each other, then what are we here for?”
    David Alan Binder
    P.S. The fine print: By filling out the interview questions, you agree to the publishing of the interview on my website.
    Join the Community: People I’ve interviewed are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, David A. Adler author of 250 books, Dandi Mackall author of 450 books (one is a Hallmark movie-My Boyfriend’s Dogs), UCLA Professor of screenwriting – Richard Walter, Bill Crider author of mystery fiction, Craig Johnson for the series Longmire, Robin Burcell, Barry Lancet (Japantown, was optioned by J. J. Abrams), Craig Dirgo and Boyd Morrison (all THREE are coauthors of different books with Clive Cussler), Robert Gatewood, authors of Children’s books, thrillers, poetry, historical novels, romance, non-fiction, self-publishers and those with over 20 famous publishing houses, an 11 year old author, Father Goose, Don Knotts’ brother-in-law, editors, two authors that have a TV special for Hallmark and Teachers, PHD’s, Lawyers, Doctors, Educators, and Professors, Self-Help gurus, writers for articles, journals, magazines and technical writers, all sorts and types of award winners, a singer, plus authors in (10 countries) Japan, England, Wales, Canada, India, Scotland, Ecuador, Spain, Australia and (43 states) USA. Over 240 authors of collectively almost 4000 books!

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