The thirteen stories in Orchestra of the Lost Steps are imbued with insight, and secured by Leedahl’s composed voice. These are traditional stories that burst with stunning emotional moments; stories that avoid ornament and excessive description or dialogue in order to allow readers a real connection to her characters lives.
About the author
Shelley A. Leedahl is the author of thirteen books, including four previous poetry collections; an adult and a juvenile novel; short story collections; creative nonfiction; and the illustrated children's books The Bone Talker and The Moon Watched It All. She also writes for commercial markets, worked as a radio advertising copywriter in AB and SK, and writes dozens of book reviews annually. Leedahl has been awarded International Fellowships for prestigious artist residencies in the US, Mexico, Spain, and Scotland. She presents across the country. In 2020 she received a Canada Council for the Arts' Digital Originals Grant for her literary and musical podcast "Something Like Love". Shelley lives in Ladysmith, BC, and is often on hiking trails or in her kayak.