Dawn Leger
Author of the new mystery, Embracing the Fool

New Books! New Series!


Introducing Cassie Thornton, the main character featured in the new mystery series by Dawn Leger.

Prof. Cassie (Cassandra) Thornton’s mother left the family when her daughter was just 8 years old to return to the Gypsy life in Europe. In the first book of the series, "Embracing the Fool," Cassie is starting her second year in a teaching position at New York University, trying to live a quiet academic life in a new city. She has secrets, but she is innocent of the murder she stumbles upon in the opening scene. 
Cassie is funny and fresh. Her give-and-take with NYPD Detective Tyler Friday is priceless, and their relationship takes off when Cassie’s past comes knocking on the door in book two, “Freeing the Magician.” The series is quick and fast-paced, with a bit of romance stirred in and a soupçon of the exotic when Cassie allows herself to test the skills she has inherited from her mother.

Click here to order your copy of Embracing the Fool, and here to order Freeing the Magician.

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Dawn Leger, Ph.D. Recognized by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Dawn Leger, author of In Flight and Eagle Scouting
Dawn Leger is a published writer and editor currently living in Connecticut. Her second novel, Eagle Scouting, was released in September 2014. She is a grant writer, marketing and editorial consultant, and servant to two feline brothers named Simon and Schuster. 




Farmingdale, New York, MARCH 17, 2015.  Dawn Leger, Ph.D., of Bristol, Connecticut has been included in the Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of grant writing.


Dr. Leger has more than 20 years of experience in grant writing and editing. She is currently the Grants Administrator for the City of Bristol, Connecticut, the home of ESPN and Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country.  Dr. Leger specializes in writing and administering government grants to support programs that enhance public services in Bristol.  Dr. Leger has extensive experience working in advancement for nonprofit organizations. In addition, she provides support for the Bristol Development Authority in marketing the City as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. For her many contributions to local organizations as a volunteer, she was honored with the PLUS Award from the Family Center in Bristol, which recognizes women for Positive Leadership and Unselfish Service.  In her spare time, Dr. Leger published two novels titled In Flight, ISBN: 978-1-44-016989-2 and Eagle Scouting, ISBN: 978-1-61-933926-2. She is also a freelance editor who has edited several textbooks in the field of ergonomics and biomechanics, as well as many dissertations, peer-review journal articles, and research grant applications.  Dr. Leger obtained B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science in 1980 from the University of Connecticut and earned a Ph.D. in Urban Planning/Public Policy Analysis from Columbia University in 1985.  In 2013, Dr. Leger partnered with two colleagues to form an independent publishing company, Lefora Publishing LLC that will focus on publishing quality work by New England writers. She enjoys public speaking about the creative writing process, cancer survival, and women’s issues. At home, she is a devoted servant to two feline brothers named Simon and Schuster.

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