I love creating fantastical worlds with dark layers and sharing them with people who would brave the truth. My debut fantasy, The Queen’s Viper, is a grimdark story that crosses the timelines of Elizabethan and modern London, inspired by Celtic mythology. Viper is a powerful female predator, atypical for anti-hero protagonists. The Queen’s Viper was a Semi-Finalist in the 2016 Kindle Book Awards. If you like your fantasy so realistic you feel like you’re there, I’m sure you’ll love The Queen’s Viper. 2017 sees the launch of book #2 in the series: The Wrath of Atticus.
I’m also an author with The Ed Greenwood Group. Check out my story in Onder Magazine, The Tower of Egizii.
I’m a Canadian ER nurse, hobby medievalist, mother to a son with special needs, and an often companionable wife.
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“This overcast day screams for bubbles. It stopped raining. Rain, or tears from heaven? It doesn’t matter now. I watch the wisps of liquid sunshine floating on the delicate spheres. When they disappear, I take another deep breath and pause. Slippery coolness envelopes my clubbed fingers. How many more breaths do I have left? Exhaled into a tiny prison, my breath is freed from its cage. The wind spirits my life away. Past pedestrians in the morning rush, it kisses a red car. My last dance. The bubble pops, delivering my gift to another soul.”
©2014 Lesley Donaldson
“Today, I start the countdown. Enough warnings. When first I let my children loose among my gardens, they prospered. Each generation brought a deeper insight into the learning of those who went before. There was, I remember, a time of peace. Under my watchful guidance, they filled the aching expanse. How I loved them, my seeds of inspiration. Yet now they dredge the last ounces of my veins. Seek not the stars to escape my tempest. I shall wash your sins away with my bounteous tears. We will begin anew, your surviving grasses making lush the dryness of my heart.”
©2014 Lesley Donaldson
Creative Non-Fiction – Growing a Rainbow: The Premature Journey of a Two Pound Hero
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