Kathy-Diane Leveille is a former broadcast journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Her debut literary suspense novel Let the Shadows Fall Behind You (Kunati Books 2009) was followed by Standing in the Whale’s Jaw (Tightrope Books 2013). Kathy-Diane’s short story collection Roads Unravelling (Sumach Press 2003) had a selection from its pages Learning to Spin adapted to radio drama for CBC’s Summer Drama Festival. The tale Showdown at the Four Corner’s Corral was revised for the stage and performed by New City Theater in Saint John.
Kathy-Diane’s prose has been published in a number of literary journals including Grain, Room of One's Own, The Oklahoma Review, Pottersfield Portfolio, The Cormorant; as well as various anthologies such as Water Studies: New Voices in Maritime Fiction (Pottersfield Press) and New Brunswick Short Stories (Neptune). Kathy-Diane’s fiction won the Short Grain Contest (dramatic monologue) in 2000 and was listed as a finalist in the Writers' Union of Canada Short Fiction Contest in 2002. Her poetry received Honorable Mention in the Stephen Leacock International Poetry Competition. The narrative I Know What You Didn't Do Last Summer aired on CBC’s national morning show with Shelagh Rogers.
Kathy-Diane enjoys sharing her passion for words. She has volunteered as a tutor for READ Saint John, Adult Literacy Programs; taught creative writing to young offenders at the Saint John Regional Correction Center; and entertained school children with workshops on radio drama. She is currently working on a new novel, rug hooking and experimenting with watercolor.