Kathy-Diane Leveille

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Her new novel "Standing in the Whale's Jaw" is published by Tightrope Books

Author, Kathy-Diane Leveille, is a former broadcast journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Her settings and especially her characters are keenly observed and full of sensual presence. - The Globe and Mail

Leveille writes of heartbreak and redemption and all the dizzy, dancing moments in-between. -Carole Bruneau author of Purple for Sky

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.-Chronical Journal

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Let the Shadows Fall Behind...

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Roads Unravelling: Short Story Collection (Literature & Fiction)
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Standing in the Whale's Jaw (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Fifteen-year-old Elsa Byrd is on the verge of becoming a woman in the summer of 1935. In a world run by men, it could be more of a curse than a blessing. Elsa's father enters the TB sanitarium and she's forced to live on her grandparents' farm. She stumbles upon a stranger hiding in the barn and decides not to tell a soul. When a dead girl is discovered floating in a dory, it quickly shifts from the kind of secret Elsa wants to hug close, to the kind she doesn't dare let out. Her mentor, Lavinia Twigg, joins the police investigation and Elsa is left teetering between risk and danger, silence and disclosure, trust and fear.
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"Standing in the Whale's Jaw: A Novel by Kathy-Diane Leveille is a powerful mystery novel which takes you up on a journey from the Saint John's city life to the country side. And as the mystery gets more twisted with knots, the more it becomes intr..." Read more of this review »
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“Brannagh Maloney had lived with disappearances all her life. They were as familiar to her as the changing of the Fundy tides. People who disappeared left cast-off shadows of themselves, murky tremblings that slunk out of corners on drizzly autumn afternoons. They lurked offstage, silent or sighing or reaching out to run a finger across her arm. They were the curtains fluttering in the window on a breezeless morning, the musty scent that arose when opening an abandoned cellar door.

Kathy-Diane Leveille, Let the Shadows Fall Behind You

“Elsa's mother no longer spoke to her of men and love, but of duty and fate and accepting one’s burden. As far as Elsa could tell, if love really was the inherited female domain, then women were saddled with the biggest burden of all. It was pressing down upon them, the way the sea pressed down upon the creatures of the deep.”
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Kathy-Diane Nice to meet you too, Tina.

message 16: by ~Tina~

~Tina~ Thanks for the friend request!:)

Kathy-Diane Right back atacha Julie. So many books, so little time.:)


message 14: by Julie

Julie Lence Hi Kathy-Diane:
It's a pleasure being added to your friends list and meeting another author.

Christine Hi Kathy,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ

message 12: by Rai

Rai Hi Kathy-Diane,

I just wanted to stop by your Goodreads page & say thank-you once again for the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed in your blog, "Behind the Books". It is truly an honor... :)


Your friend,

Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands

Christine Hi Kathy, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
Mariard Volume 2 Glass Pawns by Christine Jones

Join shadow forest authors and help stop illiteracy worldwide.

Kathy-Diane Thanks you MC. The countdown is on!!! Have a good weekend.


message 9: by M.C.

M.C. Good success wished for your spring release with Kunati, a publisher of provocative and bold work!

message 8: by Bret

Bret Jordan Thank you for adding me, Kathy-diane!

Christine Hi from down under Kathy. Dropped by to see what’s new with you.

Blessings CJ


Ramin_lion How do you know that you are in the year 2008?

چه جوری میفهمی که الان در سال 2008 هستی؟؟
1) You find out that your family that is not more than 3 people have 4 or 5 mobile telephone numbers.
یهو نگاه میکنی میبینی خانواده ات که 3 نفر بیشتر نیستن ؛ 4 یا 5 خط موبایل دارن
2) You send an Email to a work colleague even though he/she is sitting at a desk right next to yours.
واسه همکارت ایمیل میفرستی در حالی که میز بغل دستی تو نشسته
3) Your relationship with family members and friends that have no Email gets worse and you hardly contact them.
رابطه ات با اقوام و دوستانی که آدرس ایمیل ندارن رو به وخامت میره و تو به سختی میتونی باهاشون ارتباط داشته باشی
4) You park your car outside your house then use your mobile to phone the house to ask for assistance with carrying the shopping in.
شما ماشینتون رو جلوی خونه تون پارک میکنین ..بعدش موبایلتون رو در میارین و به خونه زنگ میزنین که بیان کمک و چیزایی که خریدین رو از ماشین پیاده کنن .
5) Every TV advert has an internet address at the bottom of the screen..
هر آگهی تلویزیونی یه آدرس اینترنتی هم زیرش داره
6) Leaving the house without taking your mobile phone with you makes you really stress and rush back to pick it up even though you managed to live without one for 20 or 30 years of your life.
وقتی خونه رو بدون همراه داشتن موبایلتون ترک میکنین باعث میشه استرس تمام وجودتون رو بگیره و دوباره با عجله برگردین خونه تا ورش دارین در حالی که قبلا بدون موبایل 20-30 سال از عمرتون رو گذروندین و بدون هیچ مشکلی
8) As soon as you wake up in the morning you check the internet even before you have your coffee.
صبحها قبل از خوردن چایی و قهوه تون تا بلند میشین اولین کاری که میکنین سر زدن به اینترنت هست
9) You are now reading this, smiling and shaking your head.
شما الان در حالی که این ایمیل رو میخونین سرتون رو تکون میدین و لبخند میزنین ...
10) You are so busy reading this that you didn’t even notice that this list has no number 7.
و این قدر سرگرم خوندن این ایمیل بودین که حتی توجه نکردین که این لیست شماره 7 نداشت ..
11) You went back up to check that there is no number 7.
شما دوباره برگشتین تا چک کنین که شماره 7 رو داشته یا نه؟
12) I am sure if you scrolled up that you will find number 7, its just that you didn’t notice it.
و من مطمئنم که اگه شما دوباره به بالا برگردین حتما شماره 7 رو پیدا میکنین ...این مال اینه که شما بهش توجه نکردین
13) You scrolled up again but you did not find number 7. I am making fun of you of course, this goes to show that you have no trust in yourself and that you believe anything said to you.
شما دوباره بر میگردین بالا ولی باز هم شماره 7 رو پیدا نمیکنین .. البته که من با شما شوخی کردم و این نشون میده که شما به خودتون هم اعتماد نمیکنین و هرچی بقیه بگن باور میکنین

Ramin_lion Hi Kathy. Thanks so much for the add

شاد شدم ؛ از اينكه دوستي مرا فراخواند
اميدوارم دوستان خوبي براي يكديگر باشيم

message 4: by Jalil

Jalil thanks for add request

message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Kathy-Diane,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this cozy mystery author!

Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ thanks for adding me! nice to meet you. :)


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