The Independent Voice Celebrates Amanda Leduc

Amanda Leduc was born in Canada and has lived in England, British Columbia, Ontario, and Scotland. Her first novel, Instructions for an Inexperienced Lover, was shortlisted for the 2008 UK Daily Mail First Novel Award. She has published articles across Canada, the US, and the UK, was shortlisted for the 2006 CBC Literary Awards, and was First Runner Up in PRISM International's 2008 Short Fiction Contest. Currently, Amanda makes her home in rural southern Ontario, where she is at work on her next novel.

Tell us 5 Random Things about you the person, not the author:
1. I have an abnormal fear of stairs, and an equally abnormal fear of turtles.
2. The new Britney Spears single, "Til the World Ends", is secretly one of my most favourite songs ever ... oops!
3. I couldn't spit if my life depended on it.
4. I love dogs, and good photos, and also good photos of dogs!
5. At some point in the last five years I turned into a runner. I have no idea how that happened.

Favorite Authors:
Arundhati Roy, Vladimir Nabokov, Flannery O'Connor, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Sarah Selecky, Kathleen Winter, Timothy Taylor, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Gilbert

Where people can find you on the web:
Twitter : @AmandaLeduc

Tell us about your book:
Name:            Instructions for an Inexperienced Lover
Genre:            Literary Fiction
Length:          75000 words
Formats Available:  .epub, .mobi, .pdf, trade paperback

Book Blurb:

"BLANK is Rosa Delacroix s first novel. She is currently at work on BLANK, a collection of short stories. When not writing, she can be found burrowed in her apartment, reading books and thinking about James."

Rosa wants to be a writer. She also wants to be a good person (and learn how to make the perfect crême brûlée). But she' s about to discover that writing life and living it isn t easy. Not when women like Aylish show up at Rosa s door, impish and intoxicating and entirely unpredictable.

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  1. It is good that your life will not likely depend on your spitting skills! I love in the The Little House on the Prairie when Laura describes Mr. Edwards as being able to spit farther than she ever imagined anyone could spit...and that she tried to do it as well!

    And doesn't everyone like Atwood? At least they should.


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