DL has devoted much of his life to adventuring in search of inspiration for fiction writing. He has authored two novels; Werther Underground (The AWOL Cookbook), Legerdemain, and a collection of comic short fiction called Planet Roughhouse. The aforementioned adventures include time spent piloting a guided missile destroyer, hitchhiking the length and breadth of the American continent, and researching the interactions between clandestine communities and mainstream communities.
DL ran a novel writing workshop in San Luis Obispo, CA called the Night Writers. He has been working as a freelance fiction editor and ghostwriter for the past six years.