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Léonie Kelsall
Léonie Kelsall has mentored Adult
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Léonie Kelsall
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A Professional Counsellor, Léonie (Lee, because no one can pronounce her name!)  lives in the wilds of Australia. Okay, not so much the wilds, as in a country town…but it is inhabited by a generous mix of  bitey, stingy, poisonous varieties of Australian wildlife, as evidenced on her Twitter feed.  Lee writes historical and contemporary YA, along with adult romantic suspense and erotic romance, and is very big on extensive research, including archaeological digs and…ah, other stuff that shouldn’t be listed here, given that last genre. Being an Aussie, her spelling can be a bit off. A finalist in the YARWA Rosemary Award ‘17, she swears she duz no how too rite gud, though.

Lee is a co-mentoring Adult in PitchWars ’17 with the fabulous Marty Mayberry (who will be in charge of correcting all Australianisms).

Favorite Books
  • THE MAGIC FARAWAY TREE/ ENCHANTED WOOD SERIES by Enid Blyton
  • THE ENDLESS STEPPE by Esther Hautzig
  • THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA  by C.S. Lewis
  • SUMMER OF MY GERMAN SOLDIER  by Bette Greene
  • STIG OF THE DUMP by Clive King
Years Mentored
2017