First, introduce yourself for my readers…
My name is Tony Leslie Duxbury.
What is something unique/quirky about you?
There’s nothing unique or quirky about me, I don’t think. I’m just an ordinary bloke.
Tell us something really interesting that’s happened to you!
My life has been interesting because I’ve ended up living in a place I’d never heard of when I was younger and I’ve done things that I never thought I would do. Nothing extraordinary, just that my life has taken unexpected turns which I would very have imagined. To understand this you must know that I come from an English working class background that has its own built in limitations.
What are some of your pet peeves?
We could be here all day! Seriously, I think discourtesy and lack of respect for others are probably the things that press my buttons the most.
What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
I can’t think of ten, but Tolkien was my hero after I read Lord of the Rings. I’m a fantasy fan, so my top modern authors would include Robin Hobb, Joe Abercrombie, George Martin, and Scott Lynch. Since being introduced to Goodreads and Amazon I’ve read a whole raft of authors that I think are really great.
What inspired you to write this book? (If you have more than one book, please choose one.)
My first book was an experiment. I did it to see if I could write, having never tried it before. I was encouraged by two women teachers while I was a mature student. One was a published author herself.
As I don’t take myself too seriously I wrote an amusing fantasy. At the time I felt the need to do something creative. It wasn’t the best book ever written, but I enjoyed doing it so much that I continued writing.
About Tony Leslie Duxbury