Leonardo Santana

Adventurer, Writer, and Author

About the Author

Leonardo Santana was born on Cinco De Mayo at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. His parents then moved to the suburbs of New England where he spent his childhood daydreaming of life outside of ‘small-town USA’. Halfway through college, Leo and a classmate dropped out and moved to New York City. After winning a writing contest in the New York Times, the seed was planted to collect all his experiences into book form.

Leo & the Lion Coming Soon...

Out of the blue, one day on the streets of Manhattan, a homeless man invited Leonardo to church. Not too long after that encounter, Leonardo would witness 9/11, spend a year living in a tent in Africa with the Zulu’s, relief worker in Haiti and for Hurricane Katrina, and so much more…


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