Shelley Leedahl

Multi-genre writer Shelley A. Leedahl returns to her adopted city of Edmonton with her latest title: Wretched Beast (poetry, BuschekBooks). Her numerous critically well-received publications include The House of the Easily Amused, Orchestra of the Lost Steps, Talking Down the Northern Lights, the multi-award-winning children’s book The Bone Talker (illustrator Bill Slavin) and the juvenile novel Riding Planet Earth.

Leedahl frequent presents her work and leads writing workshops across Canada. She also works as a radio advertising copywriter for two Edmonton radio stations. Her poetry, essays and short stories are often anthologized, most recently in _Slice Me Some Truth: An Anthology of Canadian Creative Nonfiction (Wolsak & Wynn). Leedahl currently lives in Sechelt, BC. See the Writers Union of Canada website ( for more information.