Deleyan Lee

Deleyan Lee

is creating Fantasy police procedural novels

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Welcome to the work of Deleyan Lee.

One of the questions I've been asked many times after I've said I'm a writer is "Oh, so are you writing 'The Great American Novel'?"
If I say I am, I'm told that I'm being pretentious (and that's totally true--that's pretty much a definition of 'pretentious' in my opinion). If I say I'm not, I'm asked why am I bothering to write at all.
I haven't been asked it recently, but if I was, this would be my answer, "I'm writing what I hope will be entertaining stories."
In my opinion, that's one of the most important, if not most important, purpose of fiction: To entertain. That is my goal in my writing.

My present project is Fantasy police procedural with a series title of "Magical Crimes Unit".
The police procedural is set in a turn-of-the-last century Pittsburgh, with all the technology standard at that time, so, yes, there is forensics. However the world has magic. It has always had magic. Magic is a natural force that's as scientifically understood as, say, gravity. There are other races of Humankind: Trolls, goblins, weres, dwarves and meres. Some have their own countries and realms, most live among us, holding down jobs, raising families, and, well, being people.

In the first novel I am presently writing, Trolling for Murder, Detective Bill Paar witnesses a young troll man's death and the possible destruction of his soul. The attending physician said he was murdered by living magic, but living magic is considered a crime against humanity by all human races, so how it it kill this young man? And had it enspelled someone else before it did?

Paar and his partner will travel through the sovereign realm of Troldheim to discover the answer, and then have to deal with the truths they uncover there within their own world.

If you have an interest, please consider patroning me as I continue the story. As of December 10, 2018, Trolling for Murder is 40,000 words of an expected 100,000 word novel..

Thank you for your consideration.
  --Dele
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  4. A snippet from every day's writing
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  1. My blessings on your heart or any other NC-17-rated body part of your choice
  2. Access to my patron-only feed
  3. Access to the original published short story, Alchemy of a Murder 
  4. A snippet from every day's writing
  5. An inclusion on the "thanks" page of the publication
  6. A signed copy of the published work
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For pledging $25 a month, you will receive:

  1. My blessings on your heart or any other body part of your choice, regardless of rating
  2. Access to my patron-only feed 
  3. Access to the original published short story, Alchemy of a Murder 
  4. A snippet from every day's writing
  5. An inclusion on the "thanks" page of the publication
  6. A signed copy of the published work
  7. The option of naming a character in an upcoming story/chapter. (Please note if you'd like to be a heroic ally, a victim/dead body, or a victim on the feed. Requests for character details may or may not be used.)
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Welcome to the work of Deleyan Lee.

One of the questions I've been asked many times after I've said I'm a writer is "Oh, so are you writing 'The Great American Novel'?"
If I say I am, I'm told that I'm being pretentious (and that's totally true--that's pretty much a definition of 'pretentious' in my opinion). If I say I'm not, I'm asked why am I bothering to write at all.
I haven't been asked it recently, but if I was, this would be my answer, "I'm writing what I hope will be entertaining stories."
In my opinion, that's one of the most important, if not most important, purpose of fiction: To entertain. That is my goal in my writing.

My present project is Fantasy police procedural with a series title of "Magical Crimes Unit".
The police procedural is set in a turn-of-the-last century Pittsburgh, with all the technology standard at that time, so, yes, there is forensics. However the world has magic. It has always had magic. Magic is a natural force that's as scientifically understood as, say, gravity. There are other races of Humankind: Trolls, goblins, weres, dwarves and meres. Some have their own countries and realms, most live among us, holding down jobs, raising families, and, well, being people.

In the first novel I am presently writing, Trolling for Murder, Detective Bill Paar witnesses a young troll man's death and the possible destruction of his soul. The attending physician said he was murdered by living magic, but living magic is considered a crime against humanity by all human races, so how it it kill this young man? And had it enspelled someone else before it did?

Paar and his partner will travel through the sovereign realm of Troldheim to discover the answer, and then have to deal with the truths they uncover there within their own world.

If you have an interest, please consider patroning me as I continue the story. As of December 10, 2018, Trolling for Murder is 40,000 words of an expected 100,000 word novel..

Thank you for your consideration.
  --Dele

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Nice Person
$1 or more per month
For pledging $1 a month, you will receive:

  1. My blessings on your heart or any other G-rated body part of your choice
  2. Access to my patron-only feed
  3.  Access to the original published short story, Alchemy of a Murder 
Nice Person II
$3 or more per month
For pledging $3 a month, you will receive:
  1. My blessings on your heart or any other PG-rated body part of your choice
  2. Access to my patron-only feed
  3.  Access to the original published short story, Alchemy of a Murder 
  4. A snippet from every day's writing
Nice Person III
$5 or more per month
For pledging $5 a month, you will receive:
  1. My blessings on your heart or any other NC-17-rated body part of your choice
  2. Access to my patron-only feed
  3. Access to the original published short story, Alchemy of a Murder 
  4. A snippet from every day's writing
  5. An inclusion on the "thanks" page of the publication
Very Nice Person
$10 or more per month
For pledging $10 a month, you will receive:

  1. My blessings on your heart or any other NC-17-rated body part of your choice
  2. Access to my patron-only feed
  3. Access to the original published short story, Alchemy of a Murder 
  4. A snippet from every day's writing
  5. An inclusion on the "thanks" page of the publication
  6. A signed copy of the published work
Special Person
$25 or more per month
For pledging $25 a month, you will receive:

  1. My blessings on your heart or any other body part of your choice, regardless of rating
  2. Access to my patron-only feed 
  3. Access to the original published short story, Alchemy of a Murder 
  4. A snippet from every day's writing
  5. An inclusion on the "thanks" page of the publication
  6. A signed copy of the published work
  7. The option of naming a character in an upcoming story/chapter. (Please note if you'd like to be a heroic ally, a victim/dead body, or a victim on the feed. Requests for character details may or may not be used.)