Interview with H David Whalen

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well...first I don't sleep a lot anyway. Usually I go to bed around midnight and get up somewhere between five and seven in the morning. My mind seems to race all night with story ideas, or new product inventions.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Drawing products and making prototypes. When I'm exhausted, I play computer games.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Generally I just browse books for my Kindle. If a cover looks interesting, I read the description.
What is your writing process?
Type like mad! Then on to researching facts and editing which is what writing is really about.
How do you approach cover design?
I pick an interesting character or incident and a start drawing around it, though it really isn't that easy and takes a huge amount of time and revisions.
What do you read for pleasure?
True life crime, murder or spy mysteries and courtroom dramas.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle. I take it everywhere.
Published 2017-04-17.
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Books by This Author

Diego Killer: A Jake Smith Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,660. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A steamy hot August in San Diego, California. The rotting body of an immigration attorney, Diego Ortiz found with a Mexican stiletto protruding from his chest. Disgraced Jake Smith is back from Arkansas and set up a private investigation service. He has been keeping a low profile, not wanting to confront his old nemesis, SDPD Detective Stephen Lyle. Diego Ortiz has a long list of enemies.
Melvin Marcus
Price: Free! Words: 15,460. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
PRE-SEQUEL TO BANG STICK! This is the story of Melvin Marcus.From his tortuous upbringing to high school hero. Then forced to leave Iowa and head to California. He goes from field worker during the Great Depression to policeman to soldier. Melvin's childhood phycological problems are never far from his mind and uncontrolable urges run his life. BANG STICK picks up where this FREE novella le
Death Runner: A Jake Smith Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,010. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Jake Smith is back. After his firing from the San Diego Police Department as a seasoned detective, he is starting his life over at the bottom in the Fayetteville, Arkansas force. As a rookie patrol officer, Smith receives the crappiest assignments and ends up on the local university campus in the midst of anti-war riots, drugs, and murder. The move certainly was not good for our man. He struggles
Bang Stick - A Jake Smith Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,000. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
It is New Year’s Eve in nineteen sixty-nine and Southern California’s normally placid climate is in the middle of a northern cold snap. It is not the weather for murder. The strange unknown weapon constitutes the perfect crime. Bodies are stacking up quicker than chips in a winning hand of high stakes poker. The only thing piling up faster is the ever-growing list of suspects.
Life Check A Human Journey
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 124,910. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I was rescued from drowning twice, stood face-to-face with a bear, and almost crushed by a dump truck before age six. My teen and adult life not much better. Not all of the stories are tragic. Many are funny and some are amazing. I’m no stranger to juvenile hall, jail or mental ward. I retired after thirty-four years of being a serial entrepreneur, with numerous licensed inventions.