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I have a real soft spot of castles so Casa Loma in Toronto is my choice. It is a beautiful place (especially in the summer when the extensive grounds are in full bloom) and is even haunted. What more could you ask for?
2. Can you ice skate? Do you understand the rules of hockey and have a favourite team? (please don’t be the Maple Leafs)
I can ice skate although I haven’t done it in years. I understand the basics of hockey, but certain things just fly right past me. However, I may have my Canuck card revoked for saying this, but I really can’t stand hockey and if I was given tickets to the final game of the Stanley Cup with box seats, the first thing I’d do is put them up for sale on eBay to the highest bidder so I buy something I really wanted or bank the money.
Kraft Dinner is something that is in every Canadian cupboard. I have served US guests chicken & dumplings, something that my mom (Ontario French-Canadian) taught me to make. There’s also tourtierer, but that’s not a personal favourite, although I have had it made with ground moose, which would be very Canadian.
4. How many provinces/territories have you visited? Have you ever been to the arctic?
Just 1, Quebec. I’ve never been to the arctic but I have a friend who lives in the Yukon.
Blind Desire was my first accepted novel, but I had a short story, called Flying Lead Change, in an anthology that I got accepted later but was available to the public first. Blind Desire is still available for purchase, but Flying Lead Change is out of print. I am adding additional content to Flying Lead Change that I wasn’t able to due to word limits and I will be posting that as a free read on my author LJ/DW.
6. Have you ever written a story set in Canada? Which one?
At least half of my stories are set in Canada, specifically in the Greater Toronto Area. Most of those fall under the umbrella title of The Big Mystic Smoke, since they not only centre around Toronto, but have a supernatural/paranormal aspect. The titles published under The Big Mystic Smoke are: Blind Desire, Ermine & Bougainvillea and Claiming Rights. The WIP’s in this line are The Ugly Incubus, Hush Of Angels and Ride A Wild Horse.
The Dragon’s Muse (release date June 20th) is set in the mountains of Collingwood and another WIP called ZA: Week 1 is set in Toronto (although not related to The Big Mystic Smoke titles).
7. Who is your favourite Canadian actor or actress?
Jim Carey. With the exception of Dumb & Dumber and The Cable Guy, I’ve enjoyed all of the movies I’ve seen of his.
iVardensphere. They’re based out of Edmonton and they’re an EBM (electronic body music) band. They have several albums out and ‘m hopeful that I’ll be able to catch them the next time they come to Toronto.
9. If you could be a Canadian animal shifter, what would you be?
Wolverine. They’re really cool and badass and I like the unusual.
Nay. I have Reynaud’s and asthma so the cold can actually cause me pain and make my breathing difficult. I like the visual of snow falling gently and I do enjoy cross-country skiing as well as sliding, but the cold doesn’t play well with me.
11. What’s the best thing about being Canadian?
Being recognized the world over as being polite and well-mannered.
It is nice being known for being nice guys. Thanks for joining us and you can find ID Locke around the web at the following places:
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