Interview with D.e.e.L

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking of what to write next.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was called "Crazy Town" and I was in elementary school. All six words I could spell were included above my best drawings at the time. Since then I've learned a few more words, but my drawing abilities haven't changed much.
What is your writing process?
A lot of black coffee and violins.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I bought a Kindle Fire HD a year ago and have spent more money on books than I ever thought possible. Of course there is a newer version out already, but I've grown quite attached to my kindle. It's hard to find me somewhere without it.
Describe your desk
Brown, wood...oh, what's on it? Let me check. There's my black laptop, a blue desk light, empty Folgers containers holding both pens and notes. The drawers are filled with notebooks, dozens upon dozens. The wall in front of my desk is covered in post-its and paper with various plot points written down. A few books sitting on the edge, both Tolkien and Hammett. I also have a hole-punch sitting on the right side, I'm not to sure why, but I suppose there isn't much sense putting it anywhere else.
When did you first start writing?
When I first learned how to write. Like I said with "Crazy Town" I was in elementary school. I used to use my lunch money to buy white hard cover blank books from the cart in the cafeteria so that I could write new stories in them. I'd write comic books and always had notebooks to fill up. In middle school I started to write an ongoing series of comics inside composition notebooks, just writing them for myself at first, when I eventually showed them to friends everyone has seemed to enjoy them. Maybe that's why I've kept writing for so long, it's something I enjoy that has made others happy as well. I remember one of the first words I learned to write being "Boo" and when I went to my friends house (we would write together) he told me that if I just added a couple letters I would have the word "Book", needless to say I suddenly had a ghost that could read.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My character Charles "The Solver" Splints is one I really enjoy writing. I like the idea of having a character with no rules and someone that is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. I write the Splints stories as ones I love to read. That underdog that stops at nothing as he trudges along while fighting off his own problems as he tries to solve another person's. I love sitting down to write and knowing that anything can happen.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The process. It's one thing to see your final product, but the best part is having your mind stuck in a story all day and jotting down new ideas while you're either at work or just not at your desk.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee.
What do you read for pleasure?
A lot of things. I enjoy detective fiction a lot, and pretty much anything by Stephen King. I read comics and am a huge Deadpool fan. Also, the book "Pulp" by Bukowski, I've read that quite a few times, always a great read.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always had the love for writing and being an indie author let's me share it with everyone else. It's a great way to get my words out there in hopes that others will enjoy reading my stories.
Published 2014-01-18.
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Books by This Author

Park Ave (Part 4) - A Charles Splints Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Charles Splints awakened something during his time on East Ave. The city of Brooksend is being overrun by the supernatural as Splints finds himself tangled up in another bizarre case. This time the people of Brooksend aren't who they appear to be, some even showcasing special shape-shifting abilities. Does Splints have what it takes to end this case before it spreads too far?
Park Ave (Part 3) - A Charles Splints Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Charles Splints awakened something during his time on East Ave. The city of Brooksend is being overrun by the supernatural as Splints finds himself tangled up in another bizarre case. This time the people of Brooksend aren't who they appear to be, some even showcasing special shape-shifting abilities. Does Splints have what it takes to end this case before it spreads too far?
Park Ave (Part 2) - A Charles Splints Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Charles Splints awakened something during his time on East Ave. The city of Brooksend is being overrun by the supernatural as Splints finds himself tangled up in another bizarre case. This time the people of Brooksend aren't who they appear to be, some even showcasing special shape-shifting abilities. Does Splints have what it takes to end this case before it spreads too far?
Park Ave (Part 1) - A Charles Splints Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Charles Splints awakened something during his time on East Ave. The city of Brooksend is being overrun by the supernatural as Splints finds himself tangled up in another bizarre case. This time the people of Brooksend aren't who they appear to be, some even showcasing special shape-shifting abilities. Does Splints have what it takes to end this case before it spreads too far?
East Ave (A Charles Splints Case)
Price: Free! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
A note is left at the door by quick footsteps containing an address. Splints follows it to learn there's more than just crime bosses and thieves in Brooksend, but the supernatural as well.
Black Coffee 5 - A Charles "The Solver" Splints Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Charles 'The Solver' Splints is no longer the leader of the Grid, but he still lives! Venus thinks she's finally beaten the old detective as she has the city in her grasp, but with a fresh cup of black coffee Splints is back on the case. And this time he's not willing to leave any trace of the Grid behind once he's done. (Short Story 5 of 5)
Black Coffee 4 - A Charles "The Solver" Splints Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Charles Splints has been challenged and his spot atop the Grid is in jeopardy. With a poem as his only clue to a murder he storms out and goes searching for answers. Will he be able to solve the case before he ends up being next? Or will the next challenger finally take out the infamous detective? (Short Story 4 of 5)
Black Coffee 3 - A Charles "The Solver" Splints Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Charles Splints is put into a situation that forces him to change his attack against the Grid. With members now looking to him for the answers he tries to keep wannabe King’s from following his previous actions to claim the throne, all while trying to use his new power to help save the city. (Short Story 3 of 5)
Black Coffee 2 - A Charles "The Solver" Splints Case
Series: Charles "The Solver" Splints · Black Coffee, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(5.00 from 1 review)
Charles Splints has a reputation for never leaving a case unfinished. He brought an end to the leader of the Grid, but now someone else has taken the role and has put a hit out on the "The Solver".
Black Coffee - A Charles "The Solver" Splints Case
Series: Charles "The Solver" Splints · Black Coffee, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Charles "The Solver" Splints is going to have a pull out a few new tricks to cap off his latest case. Will the wise-cracking detective be able to take down his latest threat known as the Grid? He has the city against him, but that's how he likes it. No rules and plenty of insults, Charles steps into another impossible case.
Wads 2-Hard Boiled-Detective Fiction
Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
This time the timid schmuck is the target. The Whisper's favorite girl becomes uneasy about what's being said during the constant visits. She turns to the one man she's convinced can help her. His price is the same. His results just as messy.
The Scrubs Thief
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nobody every suspected Irving McGuire, why would they? Everyone saw him as just a normal guy with a beautiful wife, three darling children. But Irving has a dark secret, one that will rock the surgery center and put everyone in peril. He is…THE SCRUBS THIEF!
I Remember
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short story that focuses on the love between two people. A shy man walks into a pet store and spills his story to the owner, a young woman. Love soon blossoms, but is it all real?
Impact!
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A short and sweet poetry collection. Each poem giving different instances into life and how different situations are handled. Cheating, stealing, bears in the woods. Your questions are answered here.
Home-A Charles "The Solver" Splints Case
Series: Charles "The Solver" Splints. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(5.00 from 1 review)
Splints is sucked into yet another case and this time it may be a bit more than he can handle. He needs to come up with a plan and he needs to come up with it FAST!
Banton: Killer Confidence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
These events take place before Banton: The Crime of Cavalere. Banton lives a life of luxury with the wealth left to him by his deceased parents. He lives with a butler by the name of Jenkins and has a girlfriend by the name of Mary Ann. In his spare time he works as a detective of sorts.
Banton: The Crime of Cavalere
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Banton lives a life of luxury, a beautiful home, beautiful woman, and a butler to tend to his every whim. So, what could possibly go wrong?
I can almost hear her
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
What's that? Can you hear it? It's coming from the closet! Janet hasn't been home for over two years, but when the door is opened there she is! But something isn't right. Where has Janet been? What has happened to her? She looks miserable and is making strange noises. What happened to Janet?
Black Winter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A detective calls upon the talents of a young woman being kept in an asylum. Someone has hired him to stop a string of murders happening in the small town of Harper's Arms. Trouble is, he can't even see the killer. All the townspeople claim it to be the ghost of a young girl, all the authority in the town failed, all else doesn't believe a word of it. However, the detective needs a paycheck.
Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction By: D.e.e.L
Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Another timid schmuck walks in with a problem. Usually these situations get ignored, "Get lost" I would tell them. But this guy has a wad of cash and rent needs to be paid...
The Incredible Jaki: Dark Second Sun - Part 1 of 3
Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Incredible Jaki has spent years enslaved by the terrible ruler Grall. Now on his own Jaki pushes forward through the burning sands to destroy the second sun that is driving all of the animals and villagers mad. Everywhere he goes the villagers know his face, they all know what will happen if they help Grall's worst enemy, but there is hope in this man.
Red
Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
This collection offers another glimpse into some of my poetry that deals with heartache and life's struggles. Poems about chasing dreams, or falling from grace only to climb back up and live again in bliss. FREE EBOOK
Devil - a Charles "The Solver" Splints case
Series: Charles "The Solver" Splints. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This short story follows one of the cases placed into the capable hands of ex-cop Charles Splints. Though his past has been tarnished there are still those that know him to be the best, and this case shows just how much he has managed to keep his stride in tact.
Painted Mind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
Painted Mind is a poetry collection that includes words that unmask the reality, enter heartbreak, and deface pain. Words, or simpler pleasures bind people to walls, take us away from the world. I choose words, do you? - D.e.e.L
According to the List
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
"According to the List" is a short story that reflects the personal views of the author in terms of many of life's question. What would you do if you won the lottery? If you were stranded on an island? What do you need in life in order to be happy? A writer may drown themselves away from the world, but the words will always be there.