Dale Wiley


Dale Wiley has had a character named after him on CSI, owned a record label, been interviewed by Bob Edwards on NPR's Morning Edition and made motorcycles for Merle Haggard and John Paul DeJoria. He has three awesome kids and spends his days working as a lawyer fighting the big banks.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I tend to "binge" write. Because I have a fairly intense day job, working as a lawyer for homeowners working on avoiding foreclosure, I can't write every day. I work on letting an idea percolate and then getting in a rhythm where I can write several nights in a row.

It doesn't take me a long time to write. I'm composing all the time. I like to have several ideas percolating, and then have one come to the forefront.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read from before I can really remember. I certainly remember having real favorites in grade school - "From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" was my favorite, and a biography of Bobby Orr that I probably read twenty times.

I guess from listening to my parents I was writing almost before I could read. I've put this down from time to time and not written, but it's always been in my blood. I have boxes and boxes of stories and things that I still find from time to time. It's fun to get it out and cringe a little ...
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Where to find Dale Wiley online


Sabotage Video Trailer
Book trailer for Sabotage by Dale Wiley. Video concept by Tol23Design.


The East Side - Story 1
Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The East Side is a night place. A place of all-night partying and stories waiting to be told. Meet Montana. Or that's what she says her name is. Find out who she's confessing to killing.
Soutee - The Complete First Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,740. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Steve Soutee is a lawyer, a ladies man, a master gardener and chef, and the man you need in a pinch. When a bailiff runs off with $25,000, Soutee is hot on his trail at the behest of the judge, with a bevy of beauties, a paternity accusation and a new woman who just may know where the money is hidden.
The Margaret Baker Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Margaret Baker is a 20th Century Woman trying to make it in the 21st Century. She's trying to live a Christian life in an unchristian world, and she is constantly surprised by all of the modern problems confounding her. Together with her friend Donna, she's trying to make it in a brave new world.

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