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.

Where to find L. David Hesler online


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Smashwords book reviews by L. David Hesler

  • 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.