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Leonard is the author of the novels Magnolias in Paradise and Meditation On Space-Time. His short fiction have appeared in the Duende Literary Journal, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, and Pilcrow & Dagger. His story Black-Naped Oriole in Hokkaido Snow was a podcast winner at Pilcrow & Dagger. He received Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future competition for the story Don't Be Afraid of the Black Rain. He enrolled in the Jennie McKean Moore Fiction Workshop at George Washington University with Tim Johnston and Brando Skyhorse .

He received the B.S. in Physics and B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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Meditation on Space-Time

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Magnolias in Paradise

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Yellow Roses for Samantha at Duende Literary Journal

For those of you who are interested, the short story Yellow Roses for Samantha is available at Duede Literary Journal. Enjoy.

Three women struggle with their lives after losing their children through a school shooting. Missy checks into a sanitarium, Jessica finds comfort in the arms of Missy's husband, and Linda takes a bottle of sleeping pills. "Yellow Roses for Samantha" is a tale of the sear... Read more of this blog post »
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Magnolias in Paradise (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 22, 2018 09:24AM
Description: Ernst arrives at the Paradise train station with fifty-thousand dollars to ransom his sweetheart, and while looking among the crowd for the young man with a magnolia, a beggar seizes his bag of cash and escapes through the revolving door. Chasing after the rascal, he slams into his contact--his girlfriend's lover in town. Now, he must beat his love-rival to the money and rescue her before the deadline.
Black-Naped Oriole in Hokkaido Snow (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: After a tsunami has taken his daughter and leukemia his wife, Yasahiro Kobayashi goes to the mountains of Hokkaido to commit seppuku, but not before he rescues an old man from several delinquents. "Black-Naped Oriole in Hokkaido Snow" is a story of a man wrestling with love and lost, and life and death.
Meditation on Space-Time (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM
Description: Chapter 1 of my novel Meditation on Space-Time
The Accident (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 08, 2013 11:17AM
Description: Desmond was walking home for Thanksgiving dinner when the SUV raced toward the crosswalk.
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“I am an imperfect man living in an imperfect world, trying to weave through the chaotic interactions of semi-causal events with linear logic, contradictory emotions, dialectic wisdom, and mortal integrity.”
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“I would enter the desert alone, to leave in the sand endless footprints only to be obliterated by the wind, to walk the same path each day expecting the same path tomorrow, and perhaps to cease wondering at the bloom and wither of lilies only to linger for death. But no, even in the desert, I would seek a new sanctuary, to contemplate a grain of sand in a sea of dryness...”
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“More than once, the broken moon would cast through the window a silver light and remind me of independent events yielding to their own momentum and interacting under natural laws while my mind would impose happiness, grief, beauty, ruin, justice and chaos.”
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“More than once, the broken moon would cast through the window a silver light and remind me of independent events yielding to their own momentum and interacting under natural laws while my mind would impose happiness, grief, beauty, ruin, justice and chaos.”
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“I am an imperfect man living in an imperfect world, trying to weave through the chaotic interactions of semi-causal events with linear logic, contradictory emotions, dialectic wisdom, and mortal integrity.”
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“I would enter the desert alone, to leave in the sand endless footprints only to be obliterated by the wind, to walk the same path each day expecting the same path tomorrow, and perhaps to cease wondering at the bloom and wither of lilies only to linger for death. But no, even in the desert, I would seek a new sanctuary, to contemplate a grain of sand in a sea of dryness...”
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Leonard You're welcome.


message 6: by Karl

Karl Thanks for the add, Leonard.


Leonard Jeffrey,

You're welcome.


Jeffrey Leonard,

Thank you for sharing the first chapter of the novel.


message 3: by Nawal

Nawal Hi Leonard, thanks for the add, my honor to be in yr friend list :) so apparently we have almost similar taste in books! what an excitement :)

I wish you great success with your writing career, and hope reading u soon.


Leonard Steven, I definitely recommend War and Peace even though I believe the novel can be shortened. Pierre and Andrei in the novel are interesting characters.


Steven Hi Leonard, thanks for the add. You have an interesting background. :) And hey, The Brothers Karamozov, 1984, The Stranger, and A Hundred Years of Solitude are amazing! I have not read War and Peace yet but it's on my shelf ready to be devoured.


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