About Me

I’m Lee, and I’m a writer. After a 33 year career in higher education including a significant career as an Adjunct Professor of English, I’ve decided to pursue the writing life that I intended to pursue in college. Life has a way of derailing the best of plans. While I have no regrets, having chosen to care for family and friends all my life, it’s time for me to devote myself to literature, art, and the written word.

I grew up in an idyllic San Fernando Valley, graduated college in San Diego, moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico for grad school, continued in grad school in Lawrence, Kansas where I fell in love with the town. After 15 years in the Midwest, I made my way back to San Diego and spent 13 years there, including several years living on a sailboat.

Go East Old Man

In August 2018, I moved from San Diego eastward to New Haven, Connecticut. I have lived and taught in every time zone in the continental United States.

I write memoir about mental illness, suicide, family, loss, and identity. I have many other writing projects in the works – a novel, a children’s book, a novelty book, several collections of essays and short stories, a detective novel, among others.

If you enjoy my blog, I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment or email me directly at lee_hornbrook@yahoo.com.


Let’s build something together.