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Leona DeRosa Bodie
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SHADOW CAY FINALIST- 2011 READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARDS
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February 14, 2011 - Reader Views Announces Literary Awards Finalists. Now that SHADOW CAY is a Reader View Annual Literary Awards finalist in the Mystery/Thriller/ Suspense category, what's the next…Continue

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Something About Me and My Book:
Leona DeRosa Bodie is the award-winning author of the suspense novel SHADOW CAY and four illustrated children's books. She was born in New Jersey, but lived in Massachusetts and California. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Leona's career took her from high school English teacher to biotechnology corporate executive and president of the Greater Miami Society of Human Resource Management before she shifted to writing books. She is Vice President of the Treasure Coast Writers Guild, a Group Leader for the Florida Writers Association and lives in Florida with her husband Walt, a Miami-Dade forensic specialist. She is currently working on a sequel to SHADOW CAY, which is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Here's what others are saying about Shadow Cay:

Giovanni Gelati of GoodReads says: “I am a big proponent of the saying don’t judge a book by its cover. Leona Bodie’s novel Shadow Cay proves me right. In this day and age of flash and sparkle, the pleasant, simple cover to the novel does not do justice to the action and suspense contained in its pages…I live in Pa., but any time I am able to slip away to Florida I do love to do it. I know this is just in the literary sense with the novel, but Bodie does such a nice descriptive job I felt like I was there. Please pass the SPF50, thank you."
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"Leona Bodie has written an exciting thriller, with believable characters in some heart-pounding situations. It's a real page turner, or in my case a button pusher, since I read it on my Kindle! The action is fast and the book was difficult to put down."
- John Cammalleri, author of Protecting the Cittern
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"Shadow Cay is filled with dark secrets and gripping suspense. Leona Bodie clearly has intimate knowledge of the Bahamas and the profession of 'forensic science' that encompasses more than the cops, fingerprints, and DNA analyses found in most "whodunits." Every successful thriller needs both good villains and protagonists, and Bodie's suspenseful novel is a treat to read because of the way the author goes about delineating her characters. Leona Bodie is a fresh new talent in the much-plowed field of mystery books with something interesting and original to say. Shadow Cay is a 'can't out down' reading experience."
- Malcolm Mahr, Author of The Secret Diary of Marco Polo and Murder at Paradise Spa.
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"Twists and turns, combined with intrigue make this novel hard to put down. The author's thorough research and attention to detail creates a believable story and her characters are amazing; you either love them or hate them. Shadow Cay is definitely a good read."
- Diane O. DesRochers, Author of A Matter of Time and Sunflower
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Digital Shorts . . . passing fad, lasting trend or waste of time?

I'd love you hear your thoughts and experiences on literary digital shorts. It's a new concept for me, but am considering giving it a whirl.

 

Enjoy your weekend & Happy Independence Day!

Leona

Posted on July 3, 2011 at 7:30pm

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At 4:18pm on December 6, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Hello Leona. My name is Fernando Sobenes and I want to invite you to read the prologue and the first two chapters of my novel: "The Evil Visitor" in my blog The Evil Visitor

Also you can watch the book trailer.

Best regards,

Fernando

At 5:42pm on May 20, 2011, Marie Pinschmidt said…

Leona, and Florida neighbor: Happy to accept you as a friend and I wish you much luck (and fortune) with your new book.

http://www.paintings-prose-palmbeach.com

At 8:35am on July 30, 2010, Teo Graca said…
Great to have you as a friend here. John Kremer is a great resource for anything to do with authoring and has provides great information in his newsletter. If you need help with your branding or anything tech related, feel free to give me a call.
At 1:55pm on September 25, 2009, Teo Graca said…
Authors can create a recurring revenue model with eWorkshops.
Click for more information on our eWorkshop on how you can do this.
This is a great way to accentuate your book sales with a new product.
It also allows you to test new content to see how people react and find the best way to present ideas for your next book!
At 9:44pm on September 12, 2009, Gina McGowan Cade said…
Hello Leona,
Your bio is just what I am looking for. I read that you were a high school English teacher and you are now writing children's books. I would love to speak with you converning the Youth section in Phenomenal Magazine. I can be reached here or at GinaCade@yahoo.com.

Kind regards,
Gina
At 7:50pm on September 4, 2009, Marie Pinschmidt said…
I see we're almost neighbors. Want to be my friend?
At 3:23am on September 2, 2009, John Kremer said…
Welcome to the Book Marketing Network. Join in some discussions, post a blog or video, schedule an event, make some friends. I think you'll enjoy it here.

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