WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF
HERE, ON THIS SITE, YOU WILL MEET THE MANY CHARACTERS THAT INHABIT THE STORIES OF HIS “HUMAN COMEDY”
Welcome to the world of Leonard Durso. Here, on this site,
you will meet the many characters that inhabit
the stories of his “human comedy”:
comic love stories, sometimes bittersweet, but always entertaining of the trials and tribulations of men and women trying to navigate through the perilous waters of romance, often in the multi-cultural world of New York and in Istanbul.
You will also find mystery and intrigue in his thrillers such as Rizzo’s World and the soon-to-be available World of Shadows series which all take place in Turkey.
Night & Day
I am a native New Yorker who was talked into going to school in Ohio by my supposedly best friend and ended up staying there long enough to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Bowling Green University. I drifted out to Los Angeles because my ex-wife was intent on becoming a movie star. Having no better way to squander my money, I opened up a literary bookstore with two friends from the MFA program called Intellectuals & Liars in Santa Monica and became part of the poetry scene there. I had a few short stories and an excerpt from an earlier novel published in some small literary magazines, held weekly poetry/prose readings, published broadsides, and, being no exception to the rule that poetry doesn’t sell, went out of business.
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