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.


Book Me! Podcast Interview
May 11, 2019

I was recently interviewed by host Costas Halavrezos on Book Me!, a new publishing podcast featuring authors across Atlantic Canada.

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

June 6, 2019

Join me and my writer friends for the Atlantic Book Awards Gala at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The event will be hosted by Angela Antle. There will be books for sale and a silent auction. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets

June 2, 2019

Join me for an afternoon reading of my novel, Beholden, which is nominated for the 2019 Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award, at the Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre, 12390 Hwy 224, Middle Musquodoboit, at 2 p.m.

June 1, 2019

I will be the keynote speaker at the national conference for the National Association of Perianesthesia Nurses in Halifax, Nova Scotia at 9 a.m at the Atlantica Hotel.