Local Author Showcase - Meet the local authors! Patricia Leslie.

Don't miss the Sutherland Shire Libraries local author showcase, featuring six local authors sharing their very different books.

Local Author Showcase
Sutherland Library
Saturday 20 November
 Bookings essential, book online: bit.ly/2dH2mkQ

About the author
 Patricia Leslie is a fantasy author from Sydney whose writing explores a life-long obsession with history and mythology. She weaves stories that bring to life forgotten people and connects them in a visceral way with our contemporary world.
Patricia’s first novel, The Ouroboros Key, published in 2014, is a modern quest through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to fulfil an ancient prophecy. A Single Light, published this year, dabbles in horror when a pair of ghouls starts to haunt her local stomping grounds: The Royal National Park where the mild seeming landscape becomes the setting for a potential world-altering event. Walks through the bush will never be the same again! Both novels are published by Odyssey Books, an independent publisher in Canberra.

Request your copy of A Single Light

When Rick Hendry is contacted by a federal agent to help investigate a growing number of mysterious vanishings across Australia, he finds himself immersed in a world where normal is a very narrow view of reality.

 The two men are joined by a doctor, an archeologist, a journalist, and an Afflür Hunter. They soon discover that in the bush, south of Sydney, among the beach goers, walkers and picnickers, a menace grows.

The mysterious Bledray monsters are preparing for a Gathering; a feast of epic proportions. Only the Afflür Hunter and Guardians can stop them, but their strength is failing and humans are needed to help prevent a second devastation.

A Single Light is an urban fantasy tale of ghoulish monsters and non-human protectors battling to save humanity amid the spectacular and rugged landscapes of the Royal National Park south of Sydney.

Five questions...
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What is your favourite book and why?
    This is a difficult question. I have many favourite books. They’re usually speculative fiction genre (Stephen Donaldson, Stephen King, Marion Sommers, Tolkien etc), murder mysteries (Peter May, Camilla Lackberg) or period (Jane Austen, ) but also often non-fiction (Claire Wright)

What book(s) are you currently reading?
1.    Asena Blessed by Tracy M. Joyce
2.    Skin Deep by Liz Conor
3.    Music and Freedom by Zoe Morrison

What is one book you haven’t read but want to read before you die?
   This is an even harder question than the first one! I would just like to get through my reading pile

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book/s?
 Sometimes stories flow out of me without any encouragement and sometimes I need to work a little harder

 What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
  Never give up and always be prepared to improve, but mostly just never give up

How can readers discover more about you and you work?
  Website:  www.patricialeslie.net
  Facebook: patricialesleauthor
  Goodreads: Patricia Leslie
  Instagram: @patricieleslee