10 Questions With James Leck

This is what  James Leck had to say when we asked him our 10 Questions:

What was the last book you read?

I’m writing a new book that is a comedy/horror for teens and it might have something to do with zombies. So, the last two books I read were The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. Needless to say, I learned a lot about zombies.

What was your favourite book growing up?

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was definitely my favorite book growing up. My best friend gave me a copy for Christmas when I was in grade six and I couldn’t put it down. I still reread all those great mysteries every summer.

What literary character do you most relate to?

I wish I could say someone cool and dangerous like James Bond, from Ian Flemming’s novels, or Philip Marlowe, but I’m probably more like an amalgam of Don Quixote and Tigger.

“The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another…” Name that book.

Where the Wild Things Are – I read that story to my son, Isaac, about once a week. It’s a great story with lots of space between the lines.

Describe your ideal day off.

Wake up around 9, eat a very leisurely breakfast while reading whatever I’m reading. Drive to Martinique beach, play in the waves, go for a walk, read some more, have lunch and then play in the waves again. Go home, have a nap and then write for a few hours. Have dinner at a Japanese restaurant, preferably one with a patio, and hang out with friends while chowing down on sushi. Finish the night off with a movie and fall asleep reading. Can you tell I’ve thought about this a little?

If you could attempt any profession but your own, what would it be?

Stunt man. I love wiping out, so being a stunt man would satiate that desire.

What would your pirate name be?

Jimmy Short Beard.

What is your favourite word?


Who do you want to be when you grow up?

Cliché alert – I never want to grow up.

What is a Woozle?

My guess – A cross between a weasel and poodle?

Google answer – Creatures that appear in Winnie the Pooh’s dreams. I should have known that!!! We have that book and I’ve read it.

James Leck is a native of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  He was inspired to write mysteries by Scooby Doo, Inspector Jacques Clouseau and Sherlock Holmes.  The Adventures of Jack Lime is his first book.

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