Aquhorthies Publishing publishes fictional and non-fictional stories that speak to the power of the human spirit. Lesley Donaldson-Reid is the company's featured writer.
In her fictional work, Lesley (as Lesley Donaldson) guides you through unspoken histories and amazing worlds. When you read her speculative fiction, you leave behind the humdrum and stress of every day life. Lesley loves writing genre stories that delight, spook, and thrill you. Her debut fantasy, The Queen's Viper, was a 2016 Kindle Book Awards Semi-Finalist.
A public speaker, Lesley appeared at fan-fave conventions such as Ad Astra, CAN-CONSF, and Blissdom Canada. She's run workshops with the Toronto Public Library, and appeared at several Toronto-based book fairs. She is a featured speaker at the upcoming Writers' Community of York Region in October 2018.
Lesley supports the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation with sales of her creative non-fiction memoir Growing a Rainbow: The Premature Journey of a Two Pound Hero. This is a love story like no other, featuring a two pound infant who kicked Death in the pants and won. All sales benefit the grassroots Canadian charity which seeks to lessen the impact of premature birth on Canadian families and decrease the risks related to prematurity.
Living in Toronto, Lesley is the proud parent of a child with enhanced needs, a hobby medievalist, emergency nurse, and an often companionable wife.
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Aquhorthies Publishing is Lesley's independent publishing company. Aquhorthies Publishing works with Your Author Strategy in coaching and editing services for English language writers, but is not accepting submissions at this time.