Raised in New Orleans, Washington D.C., Germany, Missouri, Maryland and elsewhere, Leonce Gaiter is the quintessential army brat—rootless, restive, and disagreeable. He began writing in grade school and continued the habit through his graduation from Harvard. He moved to Los Angeles and put his disagreeability to work in the creative and business ends of the film and music industries. His nonfiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, LA Weekly, NY Newsday, The Washington Post, Salon, and in national syndication. His short fiction has appeared in the literary magazine Archipelago. His latest novel, "In The Company of Educated Men", is published by Astor + Blue Editions. His thriller,"Bourbon Street" was published by Carroll & Graf in 2005. His historical novel, “I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang” is from Legba Books, September 2011. He currently lives in Northern California.