Dec 21, 2014

Alumni Posting - University of Alberta, Augustana Campus

I immensely enjoyed the 4 years spent at Augustana (where I lived on campus for 3 years).

Thank you, University of Alberta, Augustana, for the write up you posted in the Alumni magazine. I came across the posting in passing -- it made my week.

Oct 19, 2014

ONE LIFE Review - Romancing the Book

Heather, thank you for the wonderful review of ONE LIFE at Romancing the Books. It is always such a gift for me to see a reader connect so deeply with the characters I've come to love. I've been working away on a new YA Paranormal, and an Epic Fantasy -- and editing the sequel to ONE LIFE. A few minor tweaks here and there and then a sequel should be coming soon!

Click the Romancing the Books link to check it out.

Sep 28, 2014

Goodreads Review - ONE LIFE

This Goodreads review of ONE LIFE made me smile! Thank you so much for your kind words, Shanice. I'm glad you liked ONE LIFE and a sequel is written and currently in the editing stage.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/991955963

Jul 25, 2014

Book Signing - Lac La Biche @ Universal Video

Come and visit me at Universal Video in Lac La Biche tomorrow at 1:00 PM for a book signing! I'm excited to see old and new friends. :)

Jul 12, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway - ONE LIFE

Congrats to the two ladies who won a paperback copy in the ONE LIFE Goodreads Giveaway! Your copies will be mailed out very soon.

There were nearly 900 folks entered in the draw -- only two were drawn. Enjoy!

~L. A. Cadieux

Jul 1, 2014

One Life Book Giveaway!

Enter the ONE LIFE Book Giveaway on Goodreads. You are eligible to win 1 of 2 paperback copies.
ONE LIFE Book Giveaway

Jun 29, 2014

Book Release Party

Thank you so much to everyone who came out for the ONE LIFE Book Release Party last night. I feel lucky to have such an amazing group of family and friends -- you've been there every step of the way. It was fantastic to have an evening to celebrate. I hope you all had fun. Happy Sunday!

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain
~
L. A. Cadieux

Jun 27, 2014

Em & M Books: Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, & Giveaway - One Lif...

Em & M Books: Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, & Giveaway - One Lif...: One Life by L.A. Cadieux Series:  A Teddy Owens Story, #1 Genre : Young Adult Paranormal Release Date : June 20, 2014 Publishe...

Jun 26, 2014

The Embraced: Scribal Love: Character Interview. Meet Teddy Owens, The Star of...

The Embraced: Scribal Love: Character Interview. Meet Teddy Owens, The Star of...: Before we get to Teddy, first a little bit about the book... Blurb:  Strong and sassy, sixteen year-old Teddy Owens has barely consi...

Suzy Turner: Interview with the lovely L.A. Cadieux

Suzy Turner: Interview with the lovely L.A. Cadieux: ONE LIFE A TEDDY OWENS STORY by L.A. Cadieux from Evernight Teen YA (romance, paranormal, shifters, suspense, contemporary) Intent ...

Jun 23, 2014

Reviews by Crystal: One Life by L.A. Cadieux ~ Bridging the Gap Promot...

Reviews by Crystal: One Life by L.A. Cadieux ~ Bridging the Gap Promot...: ONE LIFE A TEDDY OWENS STORY by L.A. Cadieux Giveaway:    L.A. Cadieux will to give away a $25 Amazon Gift Card via the RaffleCopte...

Jun 22, 2014

Evernight Teen: ONE LIFE (A Teddy Owens Story) BLOG TOUR starts TO...

Evernight Teen: ONE LIFE (A Teddy Owens Story) BLOG TOUR starts TO...: Follow L.A. Cadieux's ONE LIFE blog tour and meet the author, characters and get a peek into the world of ONE LIFE. ***GIFT CARD ...

Follow L.A. Cadieux's ONE LIFE blog tour and meet the author, characters and get a peek into the world of ONE LIFE.
***GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY***

Tour Schedule

June 23 -  Reviews by Crystal  -  Guest Post (Review end of July)

stop #2  -  Room With Books  -  Spotlight

June 24  -  You Gotta Read YA Reviews  -  Author Interview

stop #2  -  Mary's Cup of Tea  -  Spotlight

stop #3  -  My Book and My Coffee  -  Guest Post

June 25  -   Harlie's Books  -  Guest Post (A Day in the writer's life of L.A. Cadieux)

stop #2  -  Blushing Divas Book Reviews  -  Promo Spotlight

June 26  -  The Embraced:  Scribal Love  -  Character Interview

stop #2  -  Fall into Reading Reviews  -  Review

stop #3 -  Suzy Turner, YA Author  -  Author Interview 

June 27   -  Em and M Books  -  Exclusive Excerpt/Teaser Spotlight

stop #2  -  Gemini Girls  -  Author Interview

stop #3  -  Sizzling Hot YA Books  -  Author Interview

Jun 20, 2014

#15 on Amazon.ca Hot New Teen Releases

Okay, it is starting to feel like my book is actually published now. :)

Author Interview - Dee Ann Waite


Dee Ann Waite Author Interview - L. A. Cadieux

Click on the link above to check out my Author Interview and ONE LIFE feature with the lovely Ms. Dee Ann Waite.

Night Owl Teen - Letter from an Author Feature

Letter from Author L. A. Cadieux

Click on the link above to visit Night Owl Teen. They've posted my first Letter from an Author guest blog to celebrate the release of ONE LIFE.

May 27, 2014

Book Launch Party!

The invites are in! If you are in the area and would like to join in the fun all I ask is you email la@lacadieux.com stating your intention to attend -- so I can make plans. Thank you.

ONE LIFE Available June 20, 2014

A local newspaper from my hometown was kind enough to feature ONE LIFE in May 2014. Thank you, Nouran!  It was great speaking with you. Please note: my release date is now June 20, 2014.

Apr 20, 2014

Writing Process - Blog Hop!

I’m posting this a day early! I was tagged to participate in the Writing Process Blog Hop by Bridie Hall, fellow Evernight Teen writer of Letting Go -- about one girl, two brothers, and a road trip that leaves them broken-hearted. Check out her blog


My Writing Process – Blog Tour
1)        What am I working on?
I recently finished PLEDGE, book II from my YA Paranormal Romance Teddy Owens Series. I’m currently working on an extensive rewrite of a New Adult Epic Fantasy, REVERIE. I started this manuscript several years ago, but after a new round of inspiration I decided to take a leap with several significant plot changes. It seems there are plenty of new ideas swirling around in my mind; however, there are simply not enough hours in a day. I try to concentrate on one piece of work at a time, and then refocus on something new if I need a break.

2)        How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Writers of paranormal/romance or epic fantasy/romance each bring a unique flare and stubborn vision to their hard-fought works. In this genre there are endless opportunities to create new breeds of outlandish characters, or even provide seemingly common characters with powerful special abilities—therefore turning common into spectacular. You just never know how a story's plot may bend...because fantasy writers have unlimited creative control over the direction of their stories. I love this genre because there is no confining limit. If my work is different, it's because I'm enabled to implement new rules for operating on earth, or I can go ahead and forget earthly rules to create a whole new world. 

3)        Why do I write what I do?
In the past I did try to create stories without paranormal elements, but with each effort a surreal/mystical aspect of the story eventually emerged. I feel endlessly drawn to follow these pulls of creativity.

I rarely have all the plot points drawn out when I sit down to write a first draft. I like to let the story and characters flow naturally—never knowing where it will end up.

4)        How does your writing process work?
I’ll have a loose idea of the story's plot at the beginning, but if past experience is any indication, the plot will change drastically over the course of early drafts. Once the first draft is complete, I take a break from the story. After the break, I return with renewed energy and vision to start 2-4 in-depth rounds of rewrites. My best character development happens in these early rounds of rewrites. I do have a history of too high a word count; therefore, future rounds of edits are used to tighten up the story. Splicing and dicing of long fought pages is a part of the job, but it's still difficult.

Next week, be sure to stop in at novelist and poet, Holly Ducarte’s blog

Holly Ducarte is a published poet and aspiring novelist, working toward her first publication under historical fiction. She is currently completing a 16 Module Commercial Novel Writing Course. She is also a hopeless romantic who enjoys autumn, the poetic works of Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Frost, mystical realism, entertainment, and travel. 

To access her poetry books, HIDING SKELETONS and LITERARY BONES, and for updates on Holly's other projects, please feel free to visit: www.hollyducarte.com.


Best,

L. A. Cadieux

Apr 8, 2014

Icing on the Cake

Totally pumped about the last couple of weeks! The awesome Walking Dead season finale aired last week, and then always trusty Game of Thrones premiered and delivered massively on Sunday.

Now, it's time to visit a theatre ASAP. The new Captain America came out -- and this movie is getting great reviews --- all while sitting pretty at the top of the box office.

It is okay Thor...you'll always be number one in my books. ;)

In other news: my book deal was posted on Publisher's Marketplace yesterday.

Apr 6, 2014

Signed with Evernight Teen! ONE LIFE - JUNE 2014.

I'm pleased to announce with the highest levels of enthusiasm, Evernight Teen picked up ONE LIFE! The projected release date is June 2014.

My whole journey up until this point has been all about never giving up...never thinking you're not good enough...and persevering through good and bad times. This is the first step in hopefully a long career as a published author.

Thank you to my agent Marisa Corvisiero, of Corvisiero Literary Agency!


Feb 23, 2014

Jan 2, 2014

New Headshots

Thank you, Robert Anaka, for playing in the snow today---and for taking photos. It was a perfect day to head into Fish Creek Park.

See why Robert is my fav photographer:








"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