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.
on May 04, 2011 :
Prismatica is a collection of dark, poetic, short stories. They all had me captivated. I was sitting there with my mom’s iPad on my lap flipping through the pages without knowing what I expected and WOW. It blew me away. They weren’t just random thought of stories they were deep, horrific and… I can’t describe it. It stirred something deep within me and now I’m inspired to write. And all 7 were somewhat connected to one another and Hesler did it well! My favorite of the 7 is Sadie’s Beast. It was short but I still loved it.
Hesler has potential to write a full on awesome novel. He’s got the talent for it and I’m looking forward to seeing where writing takes him! I can’t wait to read his upcoming fantasy novels! He deserves more recognition! I’d like to recommend everyone to read his 88 paged e-book! It was creepy and unputdownable a great change in my usual YA paranormal AND I read all in one sitting. :D
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on April 30, 2011 :
I was pulled into this collection quickly. As a reader I was captivated by the originality and cleverness of the plot underlying this collection of stories and poems. Rather than being described as a collection of stories, it is a novel with the stories and poems being used to arrange the material in much the same way that chapters are usually used to organize. I was absolutely fascinated with what Hesler's imagination has done with this variation of going down a rabbit hole. I'll never look at dirt in the same way again. In particular, I loved the surreal portrayal of the characters and the world(s) they inhabit. I don't want to spoil the story for other readers by describing too much of it here. Simply, I want to urge everyone to allow this book to pull them into it as well. Buy it!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)