News & Events
September 21, 2019: Reading at Chop Suey Books with Pam Webber
-Lenore will read from her upcoming book, “Other Fires.”
October 10, 2019: Reading at Chop Suey Books with Marita Golden, Editor of “Us Against Alzheimer’s.”
-Lenore will be reading her essay, “My First Mentor.”
PRAISE FOR SHELTER OF LEAVES
Gay’s fastpaced, thrilling debut novel is ideal for lovers of postapocalyptic fiction and The Walking Dead.
Shelter of Leaves by Lenore H. Gay is a fast-paced and extremely detailed suspense novel about the realities of terrorism and survival. Gay’s characters all come across as everyday people who, like most, have a secret or two they keep to themselves. Her use of real cities that people will recognize also helps bring this story to life and give it the realistic qualities that will leave readers wondering: “What if this really happened?”
—SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW
The story of Sabine’s evolving strengths and desire to be more than a survivor carry the themes of reconstruction, recovery, and rebuilding that make Shelter of Leaves so compelling.
—MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Shelter of Leaves is written with a confident hand. The book blends humanity, story and style into a seamless weave of shadow and light. Not just action, not just character work, Gay mines every great trick of storytelling for a fast, yet deep, tale of a world and people on the brink.
—David L. Robbins, NY Times bestselling author
In this taut drama we struggle along with Sabine who finds the strength to power on in a dystopian world, the mess and carnage of life mounting, as she rediscovers her identity.
—Diana Y. Paul, author of Things Unsaid: A Novel
Shelter of Leaves is totally engaging—a good juicy story that carries one along…and provokes one to think deeply about the relationships that we lose or find. Like a rich simmering stew, Gay has developed a subtle complexity that drives the turning of the page until the very end. It is a first novel that clearly begs a second!
—Lee Ustinich, Ceramicist
PRESS FOR THE RVA LIT CRAWL
I was honored to serve on the steering committee for the inaugural RVA Lit Crawl, April 21-22, 2017.
This is a big weekend for the local literary scene.
Our goal is to highlight the amazing authors who make the greater Richmond area their home.
Some things are best enjoyed when they’re combined, like the diversity of Richmond’s literary talent and the River City’s homegrown food and drinks. On April 21 and 22, you can partake in both at the first Richmond Lit Crawl.
For two nights, April 21-22, Lit Crawl RVA will highlight the city’s literary and cultural riches, bringing some of its many writers to venues across the city for a reading extravaganza.