Questions that Matter with Leon Stevens


I asked the questions that matter of Leon Stevens! The book will be out in January, so check out Leon’s website for more info!

The questions, please!

Glad to have you here, Leon! What is one of your favorite quotes?

Commitment is doing what you said you would do, long after the mood that you said it in has gone. I read that in a Bear Grylls book.

A brave choice! Do you eat broccoli stems or just the floret?

Both. After I’m done Choppin’ Broccolay!* Want to know something odd? Of course you do. I prefer cooked broccoli over raw, but raw cauliflower over cooked. What’s up with that!

*SNL reference

That is so weird—and we love it!! Would you go out in space if given the opportunity?

I most certainly would! No hesitation. Ever since I was a kid, I have been fascinated with space. My father would read me space stories at night, so I credit him. Can I take him too?

I’d bet he’d go…

Of course you can! It would be lonely to go by yourself! What would you tell your younger self?

I wrote some prose on this about a month ago.

                                                      What I Want to be When I’m Young

I want to listen more. To the people who know better. To the people who say don’t make the same mistakes that they did. Learning from mistakes? Sure, we do have to make errors in life sometimes, but what’s wrong with looking up how to spell a word or use spell-check…? Nothing.

I want to set goals. Obtainable ones. Despite what people say, you can’t be anything you want to be. That’s a lie. There are some things that you just won’t be able to do. Although, by trying and failing, you do find out what you are good at.

I want to be a better student. I didn’t try my best. I didn’t understand the importance of learning. I think that I needed glasses.

I want to not be a quitter. Piano, guitar, sports. I should have tried harder. Much harder.

I want to make my parents proud. They say they are, but I know different…

I want to save 10% of all my earnings. I shudder to do the calculations. I never made a lot but my father-in-law always said that compound interest was the eighth wonder of the world. He was right.

I want to be brave. Not reckless, just not so afraid.

I want to stay awake so that I can see Halley’s Comet.

That was touching! Thank you! Now flash me! Write us a flash fiction story, no more than 50 words please!

16, 17, 18. That’s not going to be enough. Not even close. Yea, I have the degree and they are just wrench monkeys, but I would give my little toe for those skills now. What’s that saying? “Necessity is the mother of invention”? Well, here goes one big necessity…or one big mother…

Nailed it! Do you have an irrational fear?

Nope, all my fears are based on scientific fact.

That’s the spirit! If you had to live without one of the five senses, which sense do you give up?

You only have 5?

Alas, I am naught but a little bird of peace! Thank you, Leon, for sharing your quirky side! Support Leon by checking out the links and eagerly waiting to buy the book! Then, tap into your extra senses and join us next Friday for another interview!



Happy reading! 🙂







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