Lesley Donaldson (she/her)

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I love creating fantastical worlds with dark layers and sharing them with people who would brave the truth. Tell me where to send your free flash speculative fiction!

My debut fantasy, The Queen's Viper was a 2016 Kindle Book Awards semi-finalist. Book 2 in the series, The Wrath of Atticus was proudly 168% crowdfunded in Kickstarter. The final book in this series, Tears From A Stone: The Oriel Revolution drops in 2021.

I have both fiction and non-fiction titles published internationally and nationally by small and micro press including The Ed Greenwood Group.

I'm also a Canadian nurse, mother to an irrepressible child with enhanced needs, and an occasionally companionable wife.
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Can*ConSF Reading List

Can*ConSF 2016 is over. As much as I say I'm feeling a certain despair over the lack of authors, readers, publishers, editors, agents, and creators around me, I must admit I'm all charged up - ready to dive into new projects! I can't write the next set of stories and books if I'm socializing.

If you weren't able to make all the panels, or were sadly stuck at home, I posted a reading list cultivate Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 13, 2016 06:51 Tags: books, can-consf, canconsf, fiction, genre-fiction, reading-list
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Scott Roberts Merry christmas.


Lesley Donaldson Greetings Arthur,

thanks for dropping a note to say hello. What do you think of the latest Sherlock revamps?

Lesley

Arthur wrote: "Hi Lesley.
Thanks for 'friending' me. I write spy stories and Sherlock Holmes pastiches, with the occasional deviation into fantasy.
I hope our paths cross often, here and on Twitter, Facebook etc...."



Arthur Hall Hi Lesley.
Thanks for 'friending' me. I write spy stories and Sherlock Holmes pastiches, with the occasional deviation into fantasy.
I hope our paths cross often, here and on Twitter, Facebook etc.
Best wishes,
Arthur


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