Leonard Anderson Jr.

Leonard Anderson Jr.
"The Blackavellian Knights"

Interviewed by: Lauretta Pierce
March 2, 2004

Q. Who is Leonard Anderson Jr.?

A. Born: November 8, 1959 in Philadelphia Pa
Sign: Scorpion
Poet, lyricists, novelist, playwright
Employment: Manager of Two Clinical Practices at the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems
Currently enrolled at Pierce College

Q. What inspired you to write the novel The Blackavellian Knights?

A. The Blackavellian Knights is part reality and mostly fiction based loosely about my life.

Q. How did you come about the title?

A. The term Blackavellian is a spin off of Ma·chi·a·vel·li·an which the American Dictionary defines as Suggestive of or characterized by expediency deceit, and cunning. One of the American Dictionary's definition of the word Knight is a defender, champion, or zealous upholder of a cause or principle. And that is the birth of the title The Blackavellian Knights!

Q. Which genre (s) applies to The Blackavellian Knights?

A. I would apply it to the Action/Adventure genre although a very bright person suggested the Christian genre. It does have a spiritual basis to the story.

Q. What method did you use to develop Lenny B's and So Good's character?

A. Lenny B and So Good's characters are apart of my personality and represent different stages of my life.

Q. How long did it take you to write The Blackavellian Knights?

A. It took approximately a year and a half to write the "Knights"

Q. Will there be a sequel to The Blackavellian Knights?

A. Absolutely! It will be entitled "Royam's Revenge"

Q. Are you currently working on another book?

A. I'm currently working on the sequel to the 'Knights"

Q. What type of atmosphere do you require write?

A. I can write in any atmosphere. I've awaken in the middle of the night, during a movie, or while traveling back and forth from work.

Q. What message would like readers to receive from reading The Blackavellian Knights?

A. The message that I would like people to receive from reading the Blackevellian Knights is that we all have something hindering us from being all that we can be as a Christian and as a person. We as people naturally categorize our sins to make us feel better than someone else. A perosn who commits Gluttony feels as if they are better than an alcoholic who feels better than a drug addict. It's all a matter of perception.