This cover image is for my upcoming book “Death Comes to Town,” which is a Crime story (with a small touch of Horror) that takes place in a Fantasy setting. One of the key scenes is a duel fought between two highly accomplished sword-wielders on a snow-covered hill. The image was created by Glenn Porter, a highly accomplished graphic artist who does conceptual work for films and electronic games. With some authorized Photoshop modifications by me.
Meet author David Keener at Ravencon 17 from April 26-28, 2024 at Virginia Crossings Hotel in Glen Allen, VA! Ravencon is a fan-run Science Fiction and Fantasy convention that was conceived by a dedicated group of fans in 2005. Their goal is to create a forum in which fans and professionals can interact and share their interests in literature, art, gaming, podcasting, costuming, science, and music.
I suggested “Books That Feel Like Fantasy But Aren’t” as a topic for one of our podcasts for the Hourlings Podcast Project. My fellow podcast-inators looked at me like I had two heads. So, I decided to do it as a blog post instead since they clearly weren’t feeling the sheer brilliance of my idea.
Welcome to the second Episode of “Indie Writing Life,” my sort of weekly series about what I work on each week as a writer, i.e. – somebody running a business writing and selling books.
I often do a Cast of Characters cheat sheet for my stories. Here’s the one for my upcoming novella, “Invisible” (this is a working title, so it will probably change later). This helps me keep some of the details of my characters straight.
This is the inaugural episode of a new feature I’ve decided to call “Indie Writing Life,” which is basically a (hopefully) weekly account of the trials and tribulations of being an indie writer.
Blacksmith Tavish Kraigdhu is enjoying a well-deserved retirement from the Salasian Third Legion in the foothills of the Cragenrath Mountains. Sanders Avarez is trying to live up to the impossible expectations of his harsh father, the richest man in the bustling mining town of Shargol.
Nothing will ever be the same for either of them when…death comes to town…
S4E1 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (23 minutes) is now available on YouTube. We’re back after a lengthy hiatus to discuss how 2023 went for us all from a writing perspective. After giving all of our excuses for falling off our planned schedules for 2023, we’ll turn to the bright and shiny 2024 and prognosticate on our goals for the new year.
My upcoming novel, Finders Keepers, is an SF/Mystery story set in my loosely connected Inflection Point series. In a future Los Angeles still suffering the ravages of a second Civil War, private detective Cal McCallister takes on a case to track down a kidnapped clone. For sure, he’ll need the help of his dog Fen to track down the perpetrators.