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I love the ordinary moments. I celebrate everyday things.

They are too often lost in the race for something grand. I hold dear our humdrum routines. These accumulating hours make up our lifetimes and when we remember, it is always the simplest of pleasures that make us happy. These are the memories I create in my books.

Although born and raised in Montreal a hundred years ago, I live in rural Cape Breton with my retired husband and elderly cat. Our kids left long ago. I got into writing as a way to avoid housework, and I’ve been on a diet for sixty-years with no success. I love books and animals and anyone who will rub my feet.


Which Lesley Crewe novel are you?
September 10, 2018

September 7, 2018

I was asked to write a blog about libraries. My pleasure!!

Lesley Crewe on Mindfulness and Libraries

The meaning of mindfulness

According to the experts, we all need more mindfulness and mediation in our lives, and increasingly, our youngest children are in dire need of these practises, given the amount of distractions that plague them daily.

August 13, 2018

My tenth novel, BEHOLDEN, is coming this September 2018! It’s a dilly of a story and takes place in St. Peter’s and Sydney, Cape Breton. It starts around 1930 and ends in the 70’s. I like this story a lot and I love the characters.…

February 2, 2016

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Buy a love story for the person you love!!

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Upcoming Events

December 1, 2018

I will be reading from my new novel, BEHOLDEN, at the Truro Library, on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. There will be books for sale! Great for Christmas!

I will be reading from my new novel, BEHOLDEN, at the Antigonish Library on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Books for sale! Great for Christmas!

October 19, 2018

I will be reading from my new novel, Beholden, at the Confederation Library in Charlottetown, P.E.I at 1 p.m in the afternoon. See you there!