Darkness. Light. Wonder. Beauty. God. Tentacles.
Hey there! My name’s Byron Leavitt. This is my website, and those few items listed above are my obsessions. In fact, those who know me best would say that pretty well sums me up. Those who don’t know me as well would make the description simpler: they’d just say, “That dude’s weird.” This is an accurate appraisal as well.
I’m a creator. What does that mean exactly? It means I write. I tell stories. I 3D print and make things. I’m a public speaker. I've put together websites on occasion. I've been known to design and publish books. And I’m working on creating videos. In short, I create stuff.
I write wonder fiction, a term coined by the late Dave Farland. Basically, that means I write fantasy, science fiction, and horror (with a particular bent toward horror, if I'm being honest), but in my work, I am always trying to evoke a sense of awe and wonder in my readers. This is why my personal mission statement for many years has been to "Cultivate wonder."
I spend a lot of time thinking about God, the nature of things, and the wondrous glimmer of light in the dark. I think a lot about death, too. What it means for us here, and what it means for us beyond. Does that make me morbid? Maybe. Some would certainly think so, and it would account for my twisted sense of humor. But I’ll let you be the judge.
I am married to my best friend, Sarah, and we live in a centennial Swiss-style house with our two daughters, Aurora and Eden, our butler, Egad, our gremlin, Brain, our gargoyle baby, and any number of carnivorous plants. (Not to mention Jack Skellington.) Our deck is encased in Morning Glory. I recently went into remission from recurring Hodgkin’s Lymphoma following a bone marrow transplant, a journey you can read about in my current book (available for free, I might add,) “The Cancer Diaries,” and in my forthcoming, expanded version “The Complete Cancer Diaries.” You can also read many of my current and past musings on my blog, “Life Springs.” Beyond that, take a look at “Projects” to see what I’ve done and what I’m working on. But above all else, if there’s anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to Contact Me. I’d love to hear from you.
God bless you, whether you believe in Him or not. And may your journey be steeped in Wonder.