Sunday, July 8, 2018

Our Guest Today is Joanne Van Leerdam #OurAuthorGang

Welcome, Joanne! 

Joanne Van Leerdam is a poet, blogger, writer, thinker, puzzler, teacher, traveler, photographer, and generally nice person. Despite having lived all her life in Australia, she has, thus far, avoided being killed or consumed by any of the deadly wildlife, which is probably a good thing. Other than Australia, Canada is her favourite place in the world. 

In addition to writing powerful, thought-provoking poetry and short-but-incredibly meaningful stories, she keeps teens enthralled in her senior high school English, History and Drama/Performance classes. She is an active member and performer in her local theatre company and has directed high school musicals for ten years.  

Her poetry is contemporary, sensual, moody and easy to read - and it will get you in the feelings. Her horror fiction is deliciously creepy and macabre and should not be read in a graveyard unless you're incredibly brave. Joanne has also written two "reimagined" fairy tales, published in a fabulous collection with stories by five other writers. 

You may reach Joanne at:

The Silver Feather by [Van Leerdam, Joanne]

A hauntingly macabre tale.

When Phil loses the girl he loves, life as he knows it comes to a screeching halt. 
Little does he realise that there is so much more yet to be lost. 

"The author deftly uses a talisman to spin a story incorporating gruesome horror as forces representing good and evil beyond the grave confront each other." - Reviewer

This eerie tale will please all lovers of horror and dark fiction.