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

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.

READ NOVEL JOURNEY INTERVIEW

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

LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU: Chapter One, Scene 5

celtic11I’m not sure about other writers, but I never come up with a theme for a novel until after the first draft is written.  Theme is organic in nature, and rises to the surface of the narrative as the story takes shape.  What is the theme of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU?

 

If had to put it in one sentence it would be this:  SHADOWS is about the redeeming power of love and friendship. None of us escapes pain.  Our human connections are our saving grace.  Brannagh learns acceptance and letting go.  There comes a time in everyone’s life when they are drawn towards revisiting the past and laying it to rest.  This is part of Brannagh’s journey. She’s kind of stuck, I think, because she really just wants to avoid it all and get on with life. But, as is often the case, it won’t let her go. We are often drawn back, again and again, to the very thing we want to shy away from. Luckily, Brannagh has three loyal childhood friends who won’t let her drift away. They pull her back.

 

As promised, I’m posting consecutive scenes from Chapter One weekly, leading up to the official launch on May 10th.  Hope you enjoy the next instalment.  Just click EXCERPT on the menu above.  Each scene is separated by a *.

 

 

Kathy-Diane Leveille

Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU

ISBN:978-1601641670

Leveille’s writing sings of heartbreak and redemption, and the wicked dancing moments in-between.”  Carol Bruneau author of Purple for Sky

SHADOWS VBT: Handbags and Books

buck12I’m talking about my new suspense novel LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU today on Vicki Batman’s blog “Handbags and Books.”   I’m a member of International Thrill Writers, Canadian Crime Writers, Sisters in Crime and RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter.  I met Vicki through RWA which has over 10,000 members.   Kiss of Death is the romantic suspense chapter and allows me to rub elbows with some of my favourite authors.   I’ve met hundreds of writers over the years. and have to say that romance writers are the friendliest, most generous members of our craft, whose talents run the gamut from penning light and steamy HQ series to heart-pounding paranormal and mystery to timeless and rich multi-layered  epics.  Oh, and did I mention sense of humour?  Vicki’s Timely Tips crack me up:  The price of wearing cute shoes is 5 Band-Aids.  One can never carry too many handbags.   And my favourite: Donuts should never be wasted!  

 

HANDBAGS and BOOKS INTERVIEW

 

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