Simon Leigh


Simon Leigh is a Toronto writer from Australia, now retired from teaching English at Seneca College. Let Me Dance is his “hilarious” new novel, a sequel to his comic novel Wild Women (UKA Press, 2007), which was praised by Paul Quarrington and PODGIRL (USA): “Leigh is a master of voice and this novel should be required reading in creative writing classes.”

He received a Toronto Arts Council grant to write Peacock Variations. Short Strokes (2008) is his third poetry book, after The Bleeding Clock and Dying Flowers (both Fiddlehead Poetry Books).

His poems have been published in four countries, in journals including The Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review, Parchment, The Review of Contemporary Poetry, Rhyme and Reason: Modern Formal Poetry, Descant, and two anthologies. Poetry readings include Parliament Library, Poetry at the Beach, The Junction Arts Festival and Seneca College.

Short stories have appeared in Grain, in UKAuthors 2008 anthology and elsewhere.

He is now working on an Apocalypse Lite novel called TERMS OF REFERENCE, set two kilometers below ground, coming soon.

He is happily married, and hobbies include tennis, bird watching, ski racing and playing valve trombone in jazz and swing bands.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I don't. I read library books and buy them on Amazon.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. The school magazine published it. A driving lesson.
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Let Me Dance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,270. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A very funny account of a couple struggling to make a huge life change. LET ME DANCE is the sequel to WILD WOMEN (UKA Press, 2008)

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