Dan Leicht (otherwise known as D.e.e.L), an indie author from Rochester, New York, is the author of Blissfire as well as the Charles Splints stories. Indie publishing was something he sought out for his first book Blissfire and has since used it as a means to keep bringing out new content while always having something else in the works. Through indie publishing he has been able to meet a great community of writers that share his passion and ideals. He's done the Indie Author Interviews as a means to get to know more of these writers and hear about their personal journeys with indie publishing.
Charles Splints is a character he developed from his interest in detective fiction. Reading authors such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett he has taken to the genre himself and created a character he continues to go back to. Another author that has made an impact on him is Charles Bukowski, whom wrote his own hardboiled story with Pulp.
A character he also returns to often is Hank from the ongoing "Hank Saga". This is a set of stories that essentially has no rules and can venture off to anywhere in the imagination. Hank has been inside toasters and inside the internet - and all because Nina blew up his van in the first story...
Pistol Wrists will continue over time and is something he started while working on Blissfire as a means to escape for a bit into something new. He wanted to write something to what he felt was the best of his ability at the time. Through wanting to see where the characters leads he has chosen to continue these stories (that contain disclaimers).
Among all these stories he is also a writer of poetry, he even expresses Blissfire as written in a poetic tone. He writes poetry every day as a way to always keep his mind focused on writing and produce new material whenever possible.
- JoinedAugust 1, 2013