Leighton McCormick began his writing career with articles in U.S. Marine Corps newsletters in the U.S. and overseas. After four years of active duty and a love of “wordsmithing,” he attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree.

He then joined the corporate world as a magazine writer/editor. In this role, he crafted more than two dozen articles and was selected “Feature Writer of the Year” for the International Association of Business Communicators.

Over the next 10 years, McCormick wrote and self-published a successful job-hunting book and photo-essay entitled Soulard Market Sunday, in addition to completing a master’s degree and teaching writing courses at a local university.

Beyond “House On October Hill,” he has penned an as yet-to-be-published adolescent fiction novel. Currently, he continues writing toward a list of several conceptualized books, and manages his Veteran-owned business consulting firm in St. Louis.