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Leon Sidney Davis was born in Sydney, Australia in 1952.

Leon was educated at Oatley Public School, then Sydney Technical High School, where he served school captain. He later obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Technology, Sydney.

From the age of 14, Leon played competitive rugby and basketball,  representing the New South Wales Combined High Schools in both sports and ultimately winning a NSW CHS Basketball Blue. By age 17, Leon was playing at State and Australian Basketball Championships and in the South Eastern  Basketball Conference, the forerunner of the National Basketball League. Later, he was selected in the NSW Men’s Open Basketball team.

Leon was introduced to boats by his father at a very early age and by 16, he was racing his father’s powerboat on Kogarah Bay, where he won a number of consecutive Club Champions. He also dabbled in motor sport.

In 1982 Leon graduated as a lawyer and immediately founded a legal practice in the Sydney Central Business District.

During the 1980’s Leon commenced many years of study involving ancient Chinese metaphysical teachings. This training gave Leon a deep insight into personal motivation and the human psyche.

Leon took up the sport of triathlon in 1991 at the age of 39. In 1993 he completed his first Ironman triathlon at Forster in New South Wales, completing the 3.8km swim, 180km ride and 42km run in less than 12 hours.

Following his triathlon career, Leon’s growing appreciation of metaphysics pushed him toward a career in literature. He continued writing as a lawyer, until he retired from the law in 2012.  Shortly thereafter he commenced his ongoing collaboration with his literary mentor, Karel Segers.

Leon Davis is a single parent to Jonathon, a fine-dining chef, and Blake, who works in the motor industry.