Leon Vogel


Born in New York City, Leon Vogel discovered his love for fiction while attending New York University where he graduated with a M.S. in Psychology in 2008. (He's also joked about receiving his PhD. is sarcasm along the way)

His love of the human mind has heavily influenced his writing as well as authors such as Bram Stoker, Mary Shelly, and Stephen King. While not assisting people with psychological issues or writing at his home, Vogel enjoys golf, computer programming, gambling, and boardwalk shopping.

He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, first off I can say financial security was NOT a motivational factor by any means. I think it's odd we're told we can be whatever we want to be when we grow up and wonder what the hell happened when we're applying for food stamps with our liberal arts degrees or our general business degrees. So in all honesty, I didn't focus my time on my writing until after I got my masters and obtained a steady job. My love and understanding for psychology has helped tremendously, especially when it comes to mapping a character, and capturing their emotions precisely, especially when your writing in the first person. So, I guess that's my answer. My psychology degree motivated me to take my writing to the next level.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Hard to say. At this point I've only uploaded one piece, and although I'm aware that this isn't the place to try and make a living as a writer, receiving any sort of payment for a piece you poured all your skills as a creative writer into can inject that unexplainable pleasant feeling. Writing is extremely competitive, and I mean EXTREMLEY competitive. I hope all users who use Smashwords find success in perfecting their craft.
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The Rush
Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
After going through years of what they call "incomprehensible hell", four friends; Michael, Jonathan, Vince, and Seth plot redemption for themselves, and only themselves.

Leon Vogel's tag cloud

high    psychology    school    teacher    thriller