Leo Hunt was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1991. He grew up around books, and his mother's job at Seven Stories in Newcastle left a strong impression on his choice of career. He realised he wanted to either be an author or an archeologist - but when he learned that archaeologists didn't unearth piles of perfectly preserved dinosaur bones every time they put a spade in the ground, he decided on the former. Leo started writing Thirteen Days of Midnight when he was 19, in his first year at the University of East Anglia. He graduated in 2014 with a First Class Honours degree in American Literature and Creative Writing. He currently lives in London.
This is an awesome book. * Teen Titles - Teen Reviewer, Abigail Strachan * Hunt's ear for teen voices is acute - in a sub-genre overwhelmed by twinkly vampires, it is salutary to have a ballsy, convincing adolescent male voice. * The Guardian * I'm rendered speechless. I had high hopes for Eight Rivers of Shadow and Leo Hunt has exceeded them in every possible way. * Addicted to Media * Praise for Thirteen Days of Midnight (book 1):An exciting read ... thrilling and spooky * The Week Junior * Praise for Thirteen Days of Midnight (book 1): a self-assured debut that's as funny as it is terrifying * Publishers Weekly * Full of fantastical thrills, supernatural spills and wail-out-loud wit, this sublimely plotted sequel to Thirteen Days of Midnight is a riotously riveting read. * lovereading4kids.co.uk *