Lea Tassie


Lea Tassie was raised in northern British Columbia where her passion for books began as soon as she could read. She has worked at a variety of jobs, traveled in Europe and North America, and earned a B.A. in Classical Studies. Lea has published eight novels and a collection of short pieces. She relaxes by playing bridge and walking the seashore on Vancouver Island. She is currently working on the third book in the Green Blood series, the fourth book in the Adriana Island series and a collection of short stories. In the unlikely event that she has time for anything else, she is thinking about writing another contemporary novel.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
In high school, where I wrote heart-rending poetry about being a lonely wanderer in a cruel, cold world.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I do not like anybody messing with my stuff. Criticism and advice are fine; I listen to those. But I want the final say on content and cover.
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Where to find Lea Tassie online


Red Blood Falling
By Lea Tassie
Series: Green Blood, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,160. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Fiction
Twenty years after trees take over the world, Erik wants to harness their electricity to recreate civilization. When a murder occurs, the clan soon discovers the culprit. What justice can be meted out to punish this individual and protect the community? There are no police, law courts or jails in this new world. If these become necessary, will this lead to history repeating itself?
Green Blood Rising
By Lea Tassie
Series: Green Blood, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,940. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 2050 The Devastation hits. Trees develop powerful electricity which zaps all metal. Young trees sprout up fast everywhere, promising to destroy what humans have built. In days, the supermarkets are stripped bare. On one small farm, a family fights to survive. When the power fails and technology is useless, the struggle escalates as desperate gangs attack, willing to kill for a morsel of food.
Double Image
By Lea Tassie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,940. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Category: Fiction
An expert photographer, Zanni is a creator and manipulator of images. In her career, she seeks life’s truths. But in her personal life, she blindly makes assumptions about who she is and what she wants. Her desperate quest to fit into society leaves an agonized wake of broken marriages, frustrated love affairs, guilt and confusion. Will she find the truth and realize her unfulfilled dreams?
By Lea Tassie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,690. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2009. Category: Fiction
A quirky harvest feast of short stories and poems, this West Coast cornucopia offers a well-brewed and delectable banquet of obsessions, dangerous secrets and unique snapshots of the human condition.
A Clear Eye
By Lea Tassie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,890. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2009. Category: Fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
In the early 1940s, on a northern Canadian homestead, Callie grows up fast. Her innocence, fostered by isolation and her mother’s determination to force Callie into the outdated pattern of Lillian’s own pre-war youth, is the catalyst of a family feud that tests all Callie’s growing strength as she struggles for the freedom to be herself.
Cat Under Cover
By Lea Tassie
Series: Adriana Island Cats, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2009. Category: Fiction
(2.00 from 1 review)
Change is afoot on Adriana Island. George the Magnificent, star of Cats in Clover and Siamese Summers, fights to keep his throne. Holly battles to protect land from the threat of development. Ben and Maggie are under siege by Father Time. And why does Shazaam, the mysterious stray kitten, hide under the couch?
Siamese Summers
By Lea Tassie
Series: Adriana Island Cats, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,930. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2009. Category: Fiction
The sequel to Cats in Clover, wherein George the Magnificent deals with hordes of invading Siamese while Holly and Ben struggle with both the feline and human politics of Adriana Island. Life becomes even more interesting when Ben’s mother moves in.
Cats In Clover
By Lea Tassie
Series: Adriana Island Cats, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 63,800. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this, the first of the Adriana Island series, city slickers Holly and Ben buy a five-acre farm on Adriana Island. They adopt George the Magnificent, a tabby-Siamese of royal status and immediately become his slaves. Enjoy their adventures with stray animals, invading guests and renovation of dilapidated buildings.
Tour Into Danger
By Lea Tassie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,880. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2009. Category: Fiction
Penny is booked on a flight to Toronto to look for her sister. But when her nine-year-old nephew, Rob, sees his stepfather commit murder and begs for asylum, she takes him to Hawaii. Followed by two hit men, she is desperate to keep her nephew safe and worried sick about her sister. And who is that bumbling tourist who turns up wherever they go?

Lea Tassie’s tag cloud

adventure    anarchy    androgyny    animals    assumptions    botany    cats    chase    coming of age    community    community building    devastation    earth    eccentricity    farm    farming    feud    garden    hawaii    homestead    humor    hunger    island    isolation    justice    kittens    land development    mischief    murder    mystery    new york    photography    poetry    politics    romance    san francisco    satire    sexuality    siamese    strays    suspense    tour    trees    valley    writing   

Smashwords book reviews by Lea Tassie

  • Who Will Hear Them Cry on June 24, 2012
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    A Review by Lea Tassie, June 24, 2012. Phyllis Campbell is a very good writer. I empathized with Kate Talbot the whole way through, feeling her pain when she remembers the brutal attack when her husband was killed and she lost her sight, her concern for the so-called "accidents" at the school for blind children, and her fear as she investigates the accidents. She felt like a real person, with the real problems most of us have. The plotting was excellent; I had no idea who the culprit was until the end. I would certainly read more work by this author. My only quibble is that this writer needs a sighted person to edit her work for minor spelling and punctuation errors. These would not be apparent in an audio rendition, but as a sighted reader, I was aware of them. However, they were minor and didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book.
  • A Cat Caper: A Delilah Duffy Short on March 04, 2014
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    A fun read! The character of Delilah is well done and the plot is believable. Loved Delilah's great-grandmother!
  • Minus 132 Pounds: How I Finally Lost Weight. on March 05, 2014
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    This is an excellent approach to losing weight, full of common sense, and written by a woman who has actually gone through all of it to lose 132 pounds.