As a young boy Leith became fascinated with the craft of writing after reading Edgar Allan Poe’s, "The Raven". Inspired, he sought out other depicters of darkness, despair, and redemption...
Leith C MacArthur was born in Boston and grew up in the suburbs of Wayland, and Waltham, Massachusetts. As a young boy he became fascinated with the craft of writing after reading Edgar Allan Poe’s, “The Raven”. Inspired, he sought out other depicters of darkness, despair, and redemption, allowing himself to be drawn into the fictitious worlds of mystery and adventure penned by the likes of Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mickey Spillane, Dashiell Hammett, and Ross Macdonald.
At the age of ten, Leith began writing short stories and poems that naturally tended toward the macabre. Two years later he wrote his first novelette, Gerry the Germ, the tale of a lowly life-form who finds his purpose within the grand scheme through tragedy and loss.
Leith went on to write several novels (slated for future publication) before focusing on a number of related stories that eventually became The William Snow Series, consisting of Beneath The Bridge, The Stones of Mirabella, The Finding Man, The Death of Harry Crow, and The Man in the Moon.
Leith lives in the western woods of Rhode Island with his life partner and literary critic/editor extraordinaire, Karen DeLeo, their two cats and their one dog.
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Listen to MacArthur speak up about The Death of Harry Crow with Patricia J. Rullo on Speak Up Talk Radio after being announced a winner of the talk show's quarterly Firebird Book Awards in 2021.
The Firebird Book Awards is a book contest hosted quarterly by Speak Up Talk Radio. All participants submit an entry donation which funds Enchanted Makeovers 501c3. By submitting entries into the Firebird Book Awards, authors like MacArthur become supporters of this organization through charitable giving.
After entering The Death of Harry Crow into the 2021 Firebird Book Award, MacArthur was announced a winner of the crime fiction and suspense categories.
Read more about the authors that took the prize alongside MacArthur in the July announcement of 2021's Firebird Book Awards.
The Coventry Courier, a local news source in Coventry and West Greenwich, featured an article about MacArthur's success in the 2021 Firebird Book Awards. Read more from Kendra Gravelle about MacArthur's writing journey and The William Snow series.