Nov 4, 2012

Donate to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

The Corvisiero Agency team have offered gifts for auction at http://jenmalone.blogspot.com/. All proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. PLEASE OFFER YOUR HELP BY BIDDING ON ITEMS or Donate directly to the Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/donate
Marisa Corvisiero, my literary agent, will post more on her blog in regards to living in Sandy's aftermath. #sandyhelp

Sep 17, 2012

Gift Card Giveaway - Winner

Congrats to Ashley Marie Delarosa Sanchez for winning my $25.00 Amazon gift card giveaway, on the lovely Ms. Nely Cab's blog. Free money = free books! ;)

Sep 10, 2012

Guest Post: Day in My Life

Check out my guest blog post on Nely Cab's blog! I've stopped in to talk about a day in my life (and share pics of the kids). ;) It would be lovely to see you there.

Best,

L. A. Cadieux

Sep 1, 2012

Interview w. Leigh Steele

Check out the video/audio below to hear my first radio interview:


video

Aug 27, 2012

Radio Interview w. Leigh Steele

My first radio interview discussing ONE LIFE - and my writing journey in general - will air Thursday, August 30th at 8:30 AM MDT. You can listen online at the link below:


http://www.1035bigdog.com/mediaplayer/player.asp

Aug 17, 2012

New Picture

Hey Guys/Gals,

See my new headshot pic. Thank you Robert Anaka for the fabulous job you did taking this photo - and our annual family photo as well!

Is fall really right around the corner? The end of summer has a way of creeping up faster with each passing year. I do look forward to the leaves changing to their lovely golden and sunset red/orange, but doesn't the change of seasons also mean the return of -30? Why do I choose to live where it is SO cold? My husband and I (and the kids) are thinking about visiting Texas in November...we might need a temporary escape from the cold.

Best,

L. A. Cadieux

Jul 12, 2012

"A Day in the Life" Guest Post, Sept 10th 2012

Great news! I've been asked to guest post September 10th 2012 on Nely Cab's blog. Nely is the amazing writer of Creatura---and a fellow Corvisiero Agency client. We're talking about "A Day in the Life" of a mom/writer while balancing writing + social media. ;)

"Have you ever wondered how authors, bloggers, editors, publicists, etc., juggle their lives and find balance between their busy work schedule and their personal time? Well then you'll love this...


A new feature on my blog will kick off on Monday, July 16th, 2012. Every Monday my guest will take you and me along for a stroll through one typical day. Not only will they talk about their day, but they'll give us an insight on their current projects, and if we're lucky, they might even throw in a surprise giveaway. So keep your eyes peeled and get ready for..."

May 23, 2012

Teddy Owens

Teddy Owens has undergone a transformation! It took a few months, but ONE LIFE will set sail and head out to the YA literary sea---en route to find publication (hopefully all the stars align)---courtesy of the fabulous team at Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Now, I'm standing on my front porch like a mother sending off her child; awaiting the moment when Teddy will take her first steps out...on her own.

A few random facts:

It was 2007, when I started down the bumpy path to write my first novel. My first manuscript (a YA speculative fantasy) would be finished, and then later shelved. Initially, ONE LIFE started out with minimal fantastical elements. The first few chapters were saved in April 2009 under the name: TIME WILL TAKE THEM AWAY. The female protagonist, Teddy (Theodora) Owens, is named after Louisa May Alcott's beloved Theodore "Laurie" Laurence character---from the classic Little Women.  Originally I'd written Teddy as a twelve year old girl; however, after a few chapters I decided to make her older.

I hope Teddy's story will be available to read in the future. This is the place to find updates!

May 6, 2012

Facebook & Twitter

Feel free to add L. A. Cadieux as a friend on Facebook. I'm always glad to connect with readers and writers. I do follow back on Twitter: LACadieux_

Apr 25, 2012

Gorgeous.

I was seaching for photos to upload into a book trailer, when I stumbled upon this image on iStock---beautiful! Enjoy.

Mar 28, 2012

Update

Working on PLEDGE of THE DESTINED!

There is plenty of good stuff to come in the near future. I will be busy with my constant writing projects and returning to work as a business professional this fall---after four years at home with babies! Life is good.

Mar 8, 2012

International Women's Day

Famous 5 is a fantastic organization celebrating women. I've been to one of their events in the past and really enjoyed the speaker and networking with the women at the event. Check out this blog and video:

http://www.calgarycitynews.com/2012/03/what-international-womens-day-means-to.html

Feb 16, 2012

PLEDGE of the DESTINED

Working away on the rewrite/edit of book II. I'm fairly settled on the title PLEDGE OF THE DESTINED. After completing a significant rewrite of P of D The Teddy Owens Story series will take not one...not two...but several significant twists. In this book Teddy really comes into her own, discovering her capabilities are more than she'd previously given herself credit for. I look forward to sharing this story with you in the future.

UPDATE: My agent will open her own literary agency at the beginning of March. She is closed to submissions at this time; however, I've heard through the grape vine she will be opening them up again soon. ;-) Check out her Thoughts from a Literary Agent blog for more information.

Jan 22, 2012

19th Century Women Writers

The following information was written by the findingDulcinea Staff. See link: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/feature-articles/2009/mar/womens-history-month-part-III-19th-century-writers.html

These women paved the way for all of us...

Social Observation:
The year before the United States declared independence from England, Jane Austen was born. She began writing at an early age, completing a parody of English history at age 15, as written by a "partial, prejudiced, and ignorant Historian."

This brilliant and witty young Englishwoman kept a sharp eye on the way that English women and men of so-called "good breeding" thought and behaved. Her observations found their way into her novels, which included "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility."

Austen was published anonymously during her lifetime—although many people knew the writer's identity—and her gravestone bore no mention of her work. It was not until long after her death that Austen received the credit that she deserved.

Anonymous:
The Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, each became successful poets and novelists in their day. But as Bibliomania, an online literature and study guide, notes, "Their works were published initially under the names Ellis (Emily), Currer (Charlotte), and Acton (Anne) Bell, due to the fact that it was considered unseemly at the time for women to write and publish books." It wasn't until the Victorian era that Mary Anne Evans (aka George Eliot) finally achieved the kind of recognition given to male authors.

Readers knew quite early on that George Eliot was actually Evans, who'd been a translator of German philosophy and the editor of a popular literary journal before launching a full-time career as a novelist. Best known for "Middlemarch," a sprawling English tale of politics, economics, religion and romance, Evans adopted the pen name George Eliot to shield herself from controversy and so that she would be taken more seriously than the women who published under their own names. She used the name for each work that she published. Visit Victorian Web to learn more about Evans.

Queen Victoria was a great fan of "George," even saving a signature from the author that she received in a letter. For a female monarch to recognize a female author was an important milestone in both culture and politics.

Jan 7, 2012

New York

In New York doing research for my next book. We have been in NY since Thursday and have had a fantastic, fantastic, time meeting plenty of interesting people and enjoying the sights/sounds the big city has to offer. It has become apparent there is more to do in this city than will be possible in one visit. We have been fortunate enough to visit Ground Zero, shop, visit the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, and watch Wicked on Broadway, then spent a couple hours exploring the shops and sights in Times Square. The energy in Manhattan is busy and vibrant---at all hours of the day or night. Tomorrow we will spend the day exploring Central Park and maybe stop in at The Met. Central Park plays a big role in my next book, so I'll do plenty of exploring.

I'm not on my laptop and the hotel computer is timing out! I hope to write another blog in the next couple days. Until then...


"All dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was in vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence