Darren R. Leo grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, attending the University of Utah as an English major. After a stint as an army paratrooper, he took an executive job in the hotel industry, eventually moving to nine different states. Inspired by the nature writings of Craig Childs, Leo left hoteling for the Southern New Hampshire University, where he earned an MFA in 2013. Leo has hiked the length of the Appalachian Trail, which inspired to write his first novel. He currently lives in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

  • The Trees Beneath Us
  • 978-1-933586-73-1
  • A startling new author with an eco-noir of one man's journey of self-discovery on the hike to Hell. "His debut novel is simply brilliant. It is humorous and poignant and above all else, it is an important novel everyone should read " —Charlie Stella, author of Johnny Porno. Introduction by Craig Childs, author of House of Rain and Soul of Nowhere. Due June 2015.

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