About Paul Leon
Paul Leon is a firefighter and writer from New Zealand. His debut story, The Table by the Window, was written during 2006-2008 and was, at the time, the culmination of several years of intensive creative writing efforts. After failing to achieve traditional publication in the narrow New Zealand literary market due to the story’s North American setting and short length, Paul shelved the story and pursued what he deemed to be “more realistic and traditional career paths”.
Almost 15 years later, several brushes with death served as a blunt reminder to Paul of his mortality, and thus, triggered an unprecedented surge of motivation to achieve his unrealized dream of a published creative writing legacy.