This interesting article discusses Peter Leonard's relationship with his father, Elmore Leonard. It seems Peter has chosen a career path similar to his dad's. Not only have Elmore and Peter both worked in advertising, but Peter has published his first novel, QUIVER--a crime novel very much like those his father writes.
According to Desiree Cooper, who wrote the article, QUIVER is "set in Michigan, and the dialogue is smart and quick--signatures of Elmore's novels."
"Despite 'Quiver' springing entirely from Peter's imagination," Cooper writes. "I thought it read remarkably like an Elmore Leonard novel. It's one of those fast reads where the characters are both visual and real."
Unlike his pop, Peter Leonard has not quit his day job in advertising. Wise fellow--though I suspect he's not hurting on the book publicity and distribution front. After all, his dad is Elmore Leonard.
And if you're going to emulate someone, no matter who you are, Elmore Leonard isn't a bad choice.