About the Author

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   Hoping life blesses you with good stories!

                                                                        Leo N. Ardo

As a young boy, I can recall sitting with my father at the local gas station listening to the stories, and thinking what a wonderful life. In reflection, we had everything that mattered: good friends, comfortable life, sense of community, … and good stories.

Now I am a thirty-five year veteran of small business, and author of the Jon Hersey – Industrial Spy series. Jon Hersey, the hero, battles terrorism on American soil. He must be a ghost to accomplish the goals of: culling terrorists from the company’s employees, maintaining employment, ensuring that products ship to the armed forces, and eliminating the shipments to the enemy.

I write for a couple purposes, 25% of all Jon Hersey – Industrial Spy series profits go to Parkinson’s disease research and education, and writing is on the bucket list. Several short stories can be found at the blog listed below.

Another passion is photography, which I find to be similar to writing. A photograph tells a story—1000 words worth, and  can tell a different story to each of us. Like an author, the photographer has to make judgment calls when framing—what to include, and what to eliminate. Altering the position of the camera changes the exposure and may reveal flaws, much like a writer’s pen enlightens the reader by revealing character flaws.

When the world is closing in I pack up the fly-fishing gear. Fly-fishing has a required calming rhythm to cast a fly where it needs to land.

Saved for the happy ending: luck has blessed me with the girl in my dreams. We will be together for thirty-six years around Thanksgiving. We enjoy family, movies, travel, reading, golf, and biking. We call Utah and Wyoming home, to be near our families.


Visit our website www.LeonardoStories.com

Blog: LeonardoStories.wordpress.com

Like us at Facebook.com/TheLeonardoStories

Follow us on Twitter @LeonardoStories



8 thoughts on “About the Author

    • Cool! Utah is fun. It’s two hours maximum to biking, fishing, great outdoors, etc. It’s a little too hot right now, but in 45 days it will be perfect.

      I enjoy your blogs—very perceptive. So much more to books than just the words.

  1. Hi Leo,
    Thanks for the follow of my blog. I’m sure you found me because I liked the picture of your fishing gear out in the middle of “nowhere.” It look very peaceful.
    Now following you, too.
    Nice to meet you!

    • Vanessa: Nice to meet you. Say Hi to your dogs. Photo was taken two weeks ago on probably my last day of fishing this year. (The snow is flying). It was a beautiful day at a new stream. Hoping that photo will get me through the winter… Leo

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