L. David Hesler


L. David Hesler is an artist, musician, and author. He creates horror, humor, fantasy, and science fiction for teen and adult readers. He has published nine books, including the novel “Children of Aerthwheel” and the novella series, “Roswell Newton.” His poetry and short fiction have appeared in the literary magazines “New Wine,” “The Ivy Review,” and “State of Imagination.” His original stage play “Public Domain” was produced in 2012.

Hesler has also written and performed music for several alternative rock albums with the bands DeepSkyTraveler and The Pale Hypnotic. In 2011, he released an album of music inspired by his novel “Children of Aerthwheel.” Occasionally, he performs live music in the virtual world of Second Life.

For approximately seven years, Hesler was heavily involved in local theater to the point that he co-founded a production company that ran performances of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” from 2000 to 2003.

When he isn’t writing fiction or playing music, Hesler draws monsters and super heroes.
He cheers for the Chicago Cubs, but don't hold that against him. He and his wife spoil a miniature schnauzer and a cat that likes to fetch.

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The Team Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,090. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
The heroes of Megaton City try to be good while the villains tend to be evil. These heroes are just dysfunctional. Tom North is a former hero forced to work with his old nemesis Doctor Demon to rehabilitate disgraced vigilante Trevor Rembrandt. Riley Trudeau is the agent charged with keeping the team out of the limelight. She has her hands full. This is the Team Up.
Divine Intermission: Edge of Everything
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,220. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Carl is accidentally immortal, his best friend is an otherworldly being named Chip, and his most recent vacation was to a pocket universe called The Infinite Beach, where he found himself face to face with a retired deity. It is after parting from this immaculate paradise that we rejoin Carl and his friends on their quest to fix the multiverse. The Cosmic Swing of Things hangs in the balance.
Divine Intermission: The Infinite Beach
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Carl is a Mistake not in the sense that he surprised his parents by being conceived, but in the sense that he is accidentally immortal and threatens to disrupt the Cosmic Swing of Things, ushering the era of Divine Intermission. With the proper help, he might be able to set the universe right. That is, if he survives his time on the Infinite Beach.
Roswell Newton: Faculty of Freaks
Series: Roswell Newton: Worst First Day, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Some of the students at Roswell Newton's new school aren't quite what they appear, leading Roswell to discover that even the teachers of Hogs Landing are interested in far more than higher learning. And for some reason, they've taken a special interest in him. This is the worst first day of school a kid could have.
Divine Intermission: Book 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,820. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Carl is unaware that he has lived through the apocalypse thousands of times. He still can't shake the feeling that he lives a recycled existence. Work is boring, his love life is a disaster, and he just can't find a way to begin his new novel. Carl begins receiving messages from what might be a higher power and all signs point to the possibility that his creator has taken an extended break.
Roswell Newton: The Alien Vacation
Series: Roswell Newton: Worst First Day, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Roswell Newton's first night in Hogs Landing could be going better. A flying saucer crashed into the high school auditorium, a government agent is threatening Roswell's odd uncle Punch, and one of his newest friends is missing. To make things worse, there's an alien hiding somewhere in a town where things and people may not be exactly as they seem. It's just an Alien Vacation
Children of Aerthwheel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,920. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Andrew Fish just wants to survive middle school. As the son of a local pariah, his life is bound to be cumbersome. But when new student Greta Del Sol comes to town, everything changes. A dark force has followed her and is awakening enormous creatures in the town of Little Tree. It all has something to do with Andrew's family and a magical legacy he can neither understand nor escape.
Price: Free! Words: 23,950. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A son desperate to find his father. . . A stranger forced to protect mother and daughter. . . A killer possessed by something unworldly. . . And a lost child faced with a terrible choice. . .

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  • Clip on May 10, 2011

    "Clip" is an experience that will haunt your memories in all the right ways. It throws the reader into a labyrinth of modern paranoia and anxiety; the story is fueled by a perfect amount of speculation. The main character's situation is, at its core, a very real possibility, which immediately puts the reader on edge; in an age of identity theft and digital crimes, the conflict in "Clip" rings so true. Yet Kenneth Wayne takes the story in even more fascinating directions which involve conspiracy theories seemingly pulled from the message boards of internet subculture. Again, as surreal as "Clip" becomes, it still feels grounded in elements of life that are too real to discount. Wayne's writing is up front and in your face; it is somehow both guttural and playful, but never misses an opportunity to surprise.