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Mark Leslie Lefebvre
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Lives in Hamilton, Ontario
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Quite thrilled to be going back to my hometown and participating in Sudbury Wordstock!
 Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival has revealed its lineup of guests for the 2015 festival edition.“We have an incredible collection of workshops led by talented and generous writers,” said festival chair Heather Campbell. “These sessions will give participants the edge when it comes to learning t...
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A great partnership between a publisher, a book retailer and a global eBook company . . . .
    Publishing giant Mills & Boon, high-street bookseller WHSmith, online eBook retailer Kobo along with the self-publishing platform Kobo Writing Life have partnered up to the end of...
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A Dozen Years, A Lifetime of Memories
Twelve years ago today I lost my father. For the longest time, losing my father had been my greatest fear. The first full length novel I wrote (still unpublished) was an attempt to come to terms with facing that fear. And a relatively recent novel that I wr...
Twelve years ago today I lost my father. For the longest time, losing my father had been my greatest fear. The first full length novel I wrote (still unpublished) was an attempt to come to terms with facing that fear. And a relatively recent novel that I wrote explored my desire to explore "what ...
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Thank you for sharing. I'm a father now, too. Coincidentally my son is turning 10 next month. Pretty close to the age I was when my father passed, and I am turning 43 (my son and I actually share the same birthday). 43 is the age my father was when he died. 
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The final climactic chapter of I, DEATH . . . .
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Frank is a compassionate and inspiring man who is spreading love and joy to those who need it, making a positive difference.
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Woot! Woot! Here's the announcement that I'll be appearing in a RUSH anthology of some truly amazing writers and edited by Kevin J. Anderson. The book is called 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush and I'll be writing a story inspired by the Rush song "Losing It"
For my entire writing career, my stories have been inspired by the music of Rush. And I'm not the only one. After the publication of my "Drumbeats" and
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Memories of Uncle Peter
Last night, I had a few beers at my favourite local watering hole and toasted the memory of Uncle Peter. Peter Dusick passed away a couple of nights ago. I called him "Uncle Peter" but technically he was my cousin. But he'll always be "Uncle Peter" to me. A...
Last night, I had a few beers at my favourite local watering hole and toasted the memory of Uncle Peter. Peter Dusick passed away a couple of nights ago. I called him "Uncle Peter" but technically he was my cousin. But he'll always be "Uncle Peter" to me. And, as I sat at the bar at The Winking ...
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Yes, this podcast is NSFW, yes it can get off topic and be a little bit silly at times. But yes, I listen to it every week and so do thousands of authors. And it's always fun to get to chat with Johnny, Sean and Dave!
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An interview w/ Kobo's Mark Leslie.   Hi everyone …
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Thrilled to be a guest on COAST TO COAST on Friday March 20th at 1 AM to share some spooky tales from TOMES OF TERROR: Haunted Bookstores & Libraries and my other books exploring paranormal phenomenon.
Coast to Coast AM - UFOs, strange occurrences, life after death and other unexplained phenomena. Overnight talk radio with daytime ratings.
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Thanks, Tony! Hope you enjoy it! :)
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Is your book available on Kobo? If not, it should be.

Find out why in the début episode of my new podcast, Write Along Radio, where we speak with Kobo's director of self-publishing and author relations, +Mark Leslie Lefebvre

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1ST Write Along Radio episode everrrrrr! Ladies and Gents, we have so many great episodes, interviews, debates and giveaways happening this week. Ooohlala. Get. Ex. Cited. Listen to this epsiode he...
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Been there, done that. Is that not respectful? Thanks, Kobo and +Mark Leslie Lefebvre.
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Ten years ago, my first novel Prep came out. Three novels later, here's what I've learned about the publishing industry and writing since then.
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Occupation
Bookseller, Writer
Skills
I am quite adept at walking and chewing gum at the same time. I can even pull off walking in a straight line while performing this incredibly complex feat.
Employment
  • Kobo
    Director, Self-Publishing & Author Relations, 2011 - present
  • McMaster University
    Book Operations Manager, 2006 - 2011
  • Indigo Books and Music
    Master Data Configurator, 2001 - 2006
  • Chapters Online
    Database Manager, 1999 - 2001
  • Chapters
    Bookseller / Manager, 1992 - 1999
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
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Hamilton, Ontario
Previously
Levack, Ontario - Ottawa, Ontario
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Tagline
Writer, Bookseller, Book Nerd
Introduction
Mark Leslie (Lefebvre) is a Canadian author of speculative fiction and paranormal non-fiction, a bookseller and an advocate for books, eBooks and digital technology within publishing. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Bragging rights
Two decades of experience in bookselling. Published Writer (http://www.markleslie.ca /markleslie-bibliography). Print on Demand (Espresso Book Machine) pioneer. Part of the Kobo Writing Life team. (www.kobo.com/writinglife)
Education
  • Carleton University
    English Language & Literature, 1988 - 1992
  • Levack District High School
    1988
  • Levack Public School
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Mark Leslie
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The best place to find micro and locally brewed beers (including some experimental ones from Niagara College Brewmaster School) in Hamilton. A fun staff and a down-to-earth and relaxed atmosphere. This is exactly my kind of place, filled with a wonderfully eclectic selection of beers, patrons and staff members. Highly recommended!
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reviewed 3 months ago
This is a small unassuming place that will astonish you. Amazing home-style food served in giant portions and among the best I have ever tasted. Highly recommended.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Great book shop in a fun neighbourhood with a personable and book-knowledgeable owner. It's always a pleasure to pop in and discover something new in the world of books.
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