Honey and Leonard

ABOUT Mark Paul Smith

Mark Paul Smith
Mark Paul Smith has been a trial attorney for 31 years. After returning from his life changing hitchhike, he became a newspaper reporter for four years and then played in a rock band on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, for three years. He and the artist Jody Hemphill Smith, his wife of 35 year More...


Honey and Leonard fall in love in their seventies. Leonard is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.  Honey thinks her love will save him. When high levels of arsenic are found in Leonard’s blood and a petition for guardianship is filed by his sole heir, Honey and Leonard flee to France. Their story catches fire as they elude police, private investigators and the international press. They become the Bonnie and Clyde of love until their apparent drowning when they are pushed off the dock in St. Tropez by an overzealous crowd of well-wishers. The book is about the power of love and how it is more important to love than to be loved.