Leif Bodnarchuk


Leif Bodnarchuk is a Montreal-born Irish-Ukrainian who, along with his wife and two children, lives near the sea in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Despite some of the rude words and outlandish situations in his scribblings, he's not a bad egg.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I started growing up in Toronto, then moved to Downpatrick in Northern Ireland. I was 14, fairly weedy, but N.I. toughened me a little. I was already tempered to a multicultural society in Toronto, so I didn't attach myself to either 'side' of the Northern Irish conflicts, and happily floated between groups. I like to think I have a balanced and fair view, but I guess everyone thinks that. N.I. has so many little cultural enclaves with unique words and phrases, and this supports the idea that there is no such thing as a 'wrong word', just words that aren't clear at first.
When did you first start writing?
I can't remember. I wrote little stories when I was very young, but I've tried to keep a broad imagination. Grown-ups are so serious, it's sad sometimes.
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Where to find Leif Bodnarchuk online

Website: http://leifb73.com/
Twitter: leifb73
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


The Greatest Idea of All Time, Nearly Captured by Peter Dwyer
By Leif Bodnarchuk
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Fiction
Peter Dwyer is a writer in Montréal with a temporary, unhealthy obsession: penis jokes. One evening, Peter is flabbergasted in a visitation; the world's greatest idea for a TV show is gifted to him by a most kingly source.
Three Short Stories
By Leif Bodnarchuk
Price: Free! Words: 18,630. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction
Three stories; Nazis, NKVD, and something else; Murder after breakfast; A Christmas exorcism.
No Ideas
By Leif Bodnarchuk
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 64,750. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two months on the road with Leonard Cohen. A real-life account of the daily fiction surrounding backstage life.
Hotel Felo de se
By Leif Bodnarchuk
Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Hallowinds are flying to Zurich, but the ride gets a little bumpy.

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