Leith C. Macarthur Biography

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. 

Leith C. Macarthur

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.