About Lesley Donaldson-Reid & Aquhorthies Publishing


Between 12 hour emergency nursing shifts and 24 hour parenting shifts, Lesley Donaldson-Reid redefined herself as an authorpreneur. She published Growing A Rainbow: The Premature Journey of a Two Pound Hero in support of the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation.

This "born again" writer and authorpreneur holds degrees in Human Biology and Nursing Science from the University of Toronto. Lesley proudly parents a child with additional needs and is an often companionable wife. She loves traveling with her family and is a hobby medievalist.

Lesley also co-authored From Blog-to-Book (with Doris Chung), published by Publisher-PS.

Not ready to put her creative monkey back in the closet, Lesley crafted the urban fiction The Queen’s Viper, the first book in her new V'Braed Trilogy.

Lesley was a panelist at Ad Astra 2015, Toronto's premier fan convention for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Literature April 10-12, 2015. She's also been an Hour of Power speaker at Blissdom Canada 2014 and a contributor to Preemie Babies 101, and other blogger sites. She blogs about prematurity and special needs parenting on realwomendrivestick.com and about her journey as a new author on writerlesleydonaldson.com.

Aquhorthies Publishing is Lesley's independent publishing company. Aquhorthies offers editing services for English language writers but is not accepting submissions at this time.