About Me

Welcome to Midsomer indeed

I have a life-long passion for reading, writing and libraries. In grade school, I snuck off one time too many during class to the school library, so naturally I ended up working as a librarian. I retired in 2019, and now write novels full-time. I started out writing fantasy, and have a number of fantasy novels and stories published as “Dale Ivan Smith.”

My longtime interest in mysteries became a full on passion in 2020, and I’m now working on my first cozy series, The Meg Booker Librarian Mysteries, set in the 1980s.

One of my first readers is my wife LeAnn, who I met at an after school job while we were both in high school. We share a love of reading, jig saw puzzling, and mysteries.