For years, JC Levesque has entertained (some would say aggravated) family and friends with short stories of his adventures. After several friends suggested he write a book, JC cranked up the laptop, cracked his knuckles, and the keyboard clacked.
The seed inseminated in JC’s mind grew, and after twelve months of gestation, his ink broke. Following 2000 hours of labor, his printer gave birth to a 421-page manuscript. The little bundle was christened The Godless King. From the onset, he resolved that if the novel was the least bit mediocre, it would be banished to dwell forever under the bed with the dust bunnies.
As his strictest critic, JC was proud of his accomplishment. But would his novel be favourably received? He threw it to the lions, with the understanding that no one was allowed to hold back derogatory criticisms. When the dust settled, the verdict was unanimous: everyone loved it! The book was launched, and has since enjoyed worldwide sales. Encouraged by its success, JC returned to the keyboard and is currently hard at work on the next Rick Hunter novel.
In addition to a passion for writing, JC enjoys landscaping. He has transformed his entire backyard into an oasis of trees, plants, pathways, a rocky stream, and a vegetable patch. He prefers to do all the work himself, from digging holes with pick and shovel, to harvesting summer’s bounties of cherries, apples, cranberries, plums, pears, and grapes. “Hard work,” he’s been heard to say, “is as good for the body as it is the soul.”
Once a hunter and a fisherman, he now hunts with a camera, but still can’t resist the lure of a freshly caught rainbow trout. An avid hockey fan, he splits his loyalties between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. He enjoys traveling, and has visited more countries than he can count on his fingers and toes.
Since 1975, JC has written scores of articles and features for a number of national and international publications. He served five years as Editor of a regional publication, and was a columnist for a national newspaper. Readers appreciate his attention to detail, his description of settings, what makes characters tick, and a knack for storytelling that has been labelled “unique.” He writes in English as well as French.
Born in Canada in 1953, his family moved to Maine where he spent most of his childhood and adolescence before returning to his native land. He now lives in the Republic of Madawaska, on the United States/Canada border.