Lea Tassie


Lea Tassie grew up in the Peace River district of northern BC. Due to six months of winter and two months poor sledding, she started reading books as soon as she could hang on to one. She has traveled and worked in many places, which may explain why she can’t stick to one genre as an author. Her books include humor (about cats), romantic suspense, mainstream and lately, speculative fiction. When she discovered the temperate rainforest stretching along 1200 miles of the Pacific Coast, from Oregon to Alaska, she quit traveling and settled in for good.

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


Ra's Revenge
Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Angus MacDonald loves his garden, but not the cats who dig holes in it. Who will win this territorial battle, Angus or the descendants of the great cat Ra?
Too Blue
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A very short story which takes a satirical look at prejudice.
Deception Bay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,360. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Deception Bay seems like a peaceful village, anything but deceptive. But Larry, bartender in the ivy-covered inn, and Brenda, a realtor, know better. They learn many secrets lurking below the surface: occult meetings, hidden rape, a mysterious fire and a man who, like the village, is not what he seems.
Series: Green Blood. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,000. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
2080: Thirty years post-Devastation, when astounding tree growth destroyed technology, the Metchosin clan is thriving. Miles writes a history of humanity to find out why we nearly destroyed Earth. Casey plans to take his answer to all the clans rather than marry but doesn’t know why marriage frightens her. A megathrust earthquake erupts, then a tsunami, sending shockwaves through humans and Earth.
Cats & Crayons
Series: Adriana Island Cats, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,190. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Holly and Ben take in two squatters. Jason’s artwork is brilliant and Jody is blind. But Jody’s parents think Jason is a drug addict and will do anything to regain control of their daughter. Ben’s mother fosters an unmanageable cat and, looming over all, is Holly’s up-coming sixtieth birthday.
Red Blood Falling
Series: Green Blood, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,160. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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
Series: Green Blood, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,940. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,940. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
An expert photographer, Zanni seeks to portray truth and beauty in her images. 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 learn to see the truth about herself and find happiness?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,690. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,890. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
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
Series: Adriana Island Cats, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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
Series: Adriana Island Cats, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,930. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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
Series: Adriana Island Cats, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 63,800. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,880. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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    blindness    botany    cats    chase    coloredpencil art    coming of age    community    community building    controlling parents    devastation    earth    earthquake    eccentricity    exspouses    farm    farming    feud    freedom    garden    gardening    gossip    grapevine    hawaii    homestead    humor    hunger    island    isolation    justice    kittens    land development    mischief    murder    mystery    new york    photography    poetry    poker    politics    postapocalyptic    prejudice    revenge    romance    san francisco    satire    secrets    sexuality    siamese    strays    suspense    tour    trees    tsunami    valley    village life    writing   

Smashwords book reviews by Lea Tassie

  • Who Will Hear Them Cry on June 24, 2012

    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

    A fun read! The character of Delilah is well done and the plot is believable. Loved Delilah's great-grandmother!
  • How To Lose 132 Lbs In A Year And A Half on March 05, 2014

    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.
  • The Clutter Queen Spills! on Sep. 09, 2014

    This book offers tons of seriously good advice in a light-hearted way that’s fun to read. The author explains not only how to unclutter every room in your house and garage but also how to organize your personal papers and finances. Added to that, there is advice on how to do yard sales, get a house ready for sale, move into a new house and clear an estate. She covers the psychology of ‘packratitis,’ also known in my house as “I might need that someday!” I loved the real-life stores and before-and-after photos. An extra bonus are the chapter headings, which are song titles and, at the end of the book, you get to do a quiz to see how many you know. This book gets five stars from me. Not because I need to be uncluttered, but because I’ve been a manic neat-freak organizer all my life and Barbara gave me some new ideas on how to be one.