About Me

February 16, 2012 Author: lesliesoule

 Leslie D. Soule received her M.A. in English from National University. She is a scholar, artist, citizen journalist, and martial artist. She has been an established writer for a decade.
What sets her work apart from the pack, is its intensity in dealing with the ultimately personal journey of life and its myriad setbacks and sorrows. Her novels contain a deeply populist, anti-establishment tone, one in which rebellion against the often-authoriarian norm is praised. Her work embraces the outcasts of society – the discarded, the rebels, the people that the magazines forgot to tell you, exist.

The theme running through her novels is the triumph over seemingly impossible odds, the value in keeping the idea of “Ex Tenebris Lux” (light out of darkness) close to your heart.
Readers enjoy Soule’s no-nonsense, fast-paced style of writing. She loves to hear from her readers, and encourages them to connect with her on Twitter, and to help spread the word, about her work.
In Fallenwood, Ash Kensington is a young woman battling both crippling depression and the all-too-harsh ways of the world, and yet, she holds a desperate hope, an Ex Tenebris Lux, close to her heart. And so should you.
Enter the world of Fallenwood!
The Fallenwood Chronicles includes: Fallenwood, Forgetting Fallenwood, Betrayer and Retribution.

My works include:

In Print:

The Fallenwood Series (a fantasy quadrilogy published by Melange Books).

 “The Feast of Yule” in Holiday Hopes anthology – Melange Books Winter 2013.

E-book Novels:

Hybrid Space – published by Gypsy Shadow Publishing

Greek Fire (small collection of mythologically-based stories, plus a fantasy bestiary resource/reference for writers) – Self-Published on Amazon KDP

Short Stories

"Birds of a Feather: The Search for the Universal Solvent" – Gypsy Shadow Publishing

"The Sight-Stone" – Zimbell House Publishing, A Nymph’s Tale anthology

"The Prince of The Forest" – Zimbell House Publishing, If I Say No anthology

"The Lady of the Deep-Swells" – Zimbell House Publishing, Poseidon’s Daughter anthology

"Gambler, Gunfighter, Dentist" – Zimbell House Publishing, Trail’s End anthology

"Vampires of Sacramento" – Zimbell House Publishing, Midnight Rising anthology

"Into The Program" – Zimbell House Publishing, November Falls anthology

"The Worlds Divide – A Prequel to Fallenwood" – Gypsy Shadow Publishing

"Poisoned", "The Crashing Waves", "A Further Conversation", "The Winter Wolves", "The Freak of My Dreams", "The Books of Power"- Terror House Magazine

"Flash-Fight:Adventure One of the Crypto Star-Chaser" – Ripples In Space magazine

"Lemonade and Tea-Fights" – Blake and Wight

"The Cat & Its Life" – The Paragon Journal, Martian Chronicles anthology

"Petrification" – The Paragon Journal

"The Tailor and The Magician" – Enzo Publishing, Apocrypha Files anthology #2, “A Fitting End”

"Dealing With The Devil" – The Horror Zine, February 2019 Issue

The following nonfiction works of mine are available through The Preservation Foundation (short stories): OddIntruder, Grandmother’s Roses, Glen’s Bakery & Restaurant, To Oregon – By Blood, Saturday with Frederick Ransom Gray

My poetry has appeared in: The Armchair Aesthete, The Write Launch, Grey Wolfe Publishing’s “Write to Meow 2017” anthology, Typishly, Ink & Voices, New Plains Review, Yogurt Zine and Terror House Magazine

My flash fiction has appeared in: The Sacramento News & Review, Antimatter Magazine, Ruminate, Mad Scientist Journal, Speculative 66, theSame, Dime Show Review, Terror House Magazine, Ripples in Space and FreezeRay

My photography is featured in: Wanderlust Journal & Junto magazine

Works soon to be published: “Breaking the Curse” (short story) will be published in Yogurt Zine’s Halloween edition!

In addition, I do citizen journalism work. Check out my articles at: www.falcondraco.livejournal.com

Follow me on Twitter @Falcondraco

Or on Medium @lesliesoule_70210

Also, check out the interviews I've done, below:

Interview w/Coffee Time Romance

Debut Author Page at Night Owl Reviews

In addition, I’ve received a few awards for my writing, which include:

CSUS English Club Writing Contest – 2007 Honorable Mention, Fallenwood

Preservation Foundation Writing Competition – 2017 Honorable Mention for Biographical Nonfiction – “OddIntruder”

Firedrake Books, LLC 1st Annual Short Story Contest – 7th Place – “Speed Demons With Scales”

Preservation Foundation Writing Competition – 2019 Honorable Mention for Creative Nonfiction – “The Bears of California”