About J. Leon Pridgen II
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. US Army "82nd AIrborne Division", Actor, Purchasing Agent, Marketing Executive
Q. Favorite job
A. Acting and Writing
Q. High school and/or college
A. Pine Forest Sr. Hi - a.k.a. P-FUNK
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Prince - Absolute Genius
Q. Favorite movie
A. Bio pic - Malcolm X, The Five Heartbeats and whatever the hell Denzel Washington just did or does.
Q. Favorite television show
A. Anything Shonda Rhimes - baby I love it. Previous/Favorite all time show - Thirty Something
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. In constant pursuit of a destiny of greatness!
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Dream big because you might not ever wake up.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Freedom is perfect happiness. Freedom allows you to create, inspire, invent and most of all DREAM!
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. I would have to say failure, that is not to say that I haven't but I prefer to channel my energy towards success.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. It's a toss up between a cruise or Tahiti - I'll take a cruise to Tahiti and park it there.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I haven't narrowed that down yet.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. I haven't narrowed that down yet, either.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "At the end of the day"
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not having enough time to spend with family
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I wish I could sing and so does anybody else that has ever had to endure my melodic attempts.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Leondra and Leon Jr. It is a joint venture
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. My kindness
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. My kindness
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Iron Man
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. None, I always roll with the hero.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz - I would say thank you for providing an example of a man who can fall and rise.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Professional Football
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Faith, Integrity and Fairness
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Chicken Pud Thai
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. It Take Two - "Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock, I Wish It Would Rain - "The Temptations, The National Anthem - sung by Marvin Gaye, What's Going On - "Marvin Gaye", The Storm is Over - "R. Kelly"
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Walter Mosely and John Grisham are my favorite two. I am also a fan of Michael Crichton and Zane is a pleasure.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Devil in a Blue Dress - the Easy Rawlins Series A Time to Kill The Firm Roots The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Write the stories you believe in.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. We will find out soon!!