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Help Review Shelter of Leaves!

Hello friends, Honest book reviews are important. They help readers decide what to buy, and they help authors reach more readers. If you’ve read Shelter of Leaves, I’d appreciate your posting a review to my Amazon Author Page, Goodreads page, or both. Once on my respective author pages, you’ll see where others have posted their…

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Goodreads Author Q&A

On October 18, from 7-9 pm, join me on Goodreads for an author Q&A! Ask me any questions you might have about my novel, short stories, writing, sci-fi, or anything else that you might be curious about. Hope to see you there!

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Subscribe to my newsletter and receive a free e-book of short stories!

To (continue) celebrating the Shelter of Leaves one-year anniversary, I have written an e-book of short stories that you can download for free after joining my mailing list! To join the list, visit my website at lenoregay.com/mailing-list. You’ll then receive an email with the e-book download! Then, let me know what you think of the short…

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Shelter of Leaves is a 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist

March brought a surprise: My book Shelter of Leaves is a 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year finalist for science fiction! Foreword Reviews writes, “These finalists represent the best books published in 2016, and submitted to Foreword Reviews for award consideration, and were narrowed down by Foreword’s editors from over 2,200 individual titles across 65 categories.” Finalists will…

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Triggering a Map of the Imagination

“I’ll draw another mental map and build a city entirely with ice-covered pink stones…” On February 3, I wrote a blog post for the San Diego Book Review, entitled “Triggering a Map of the Imagination.” Check out the excerpt below and let me know what you think! I ride in the cozy car world of dashboard…

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Life in Other Worlds

“My first attempt at novel writing began in a ridiculous way…” On December 20, I wrote a blog post for the San Diego Book Review, entitled “Life in Other Worlds.” Check out the excerpt below and let me know what you think! A fiction writer joins the world they create. Occasionally a friend has suggested…

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Writing: Early On

“…stories were always with me, floating through my mind, collecting.” On October 28, I wrote a blog post for the San Diego Book Review, entitled “Writing: Early On.” Check out the excerpt below and let me know what you think! My father, a jovial, patient man, made paintings, mostly watercolors and pen and ink drawings. He…

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Names: Clues to Character

Names are important. In my novel, Shelter of Leaves, names carry meaning. The first paragraph below is an excerpt from the deleted prologue. Beside her swimming pool, Elaine closed her eyes against the sun. She imagined a drifting boat flanked by trees; crimson, marigold and burnt sienna leaves spun to the ground. Brilliant leaves signaled…

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Writing Trauma

Flannery O’Connor in Mystery and Manners said: “The longer you look at one object, the more of the world you see in it; and it’s well to remember that the serious fiction writer always writes about the whole world, no matter how limited his particular scene.” A symptom list of PTSD will give a reader…

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