Pageeda and Scuffee

Cover Reveal: Bitter Days

January 13, 2023 davidkeener 1

Here’s the cover reveal for my upcoming book, “Bitter Days.” It’s a crime story, set in a gritty fantasy city, featuring a young orphan girl (and her cat). The book is coming out in April, 2023.

Preorder Fantastic Detectives!

Pre-Order Fantastic Detectives Now!

January 6, 2023 davidkeener 0

The preorder for FANTASTIC DETECTIVES is now available on Amazon! The anthology features detective stories in fantasy settings and is edited by David Keener and the illustrious Donna Royston.

David Keener - At Eat Local Read Local 2022

Selling at Eat Local Read Local 2022

November 6, 2022 davidkeener 0

On October 15, 2022, I was selling books at the “Eat Local, Read Local” event in Loudoun County. This was a fun event for readers and book buyers that featured local authors and food trucks.

Pivot Point Outline

Laying Out a Story

October 22, 2022 davidkeener 0

Sometimes it’s useful to use cards to lay out a story. I didn’t have cards, so I came up with an alternative so I could arrange this complex time-shifting story properly.

Presenting at Capclave 2022

Capclave 2022 Workshops

September 20, 2022 davidkeener 2

This year, I presented Capclave with a choice of two brand-new writing workshops. They’re both more convention-level polished versions of workshops I’ve run for the my writing group (the Hourlings Writing Group).

Much to my surprise, they chose BOTH.

Eat Local Read Local 2022

Eat Local Read Local 2022

September 16, 2022 davidkeener 0

Get a taste of Loudoun County’s homegrown authors and food vendors during the sixth annual festival and book sale. The celebration features local authors selling and signing books, food trucks, live music and children’s activities.


Cosaturi, a Bustling Seaport

July 21, 2022 davidkeener 3

Find out more about Cosaturi, the gritty, bustling seaport that serves as the setting for my “Pageeda & Scuffee” stories…starting with “Bitter Days.”

My Eric Flint Books

In Memoriam: Eric Flint

July 17, 2022 davidkeener 0

I just heard today that Eric Flint died at the age of 75. Besides writing good books, he’s done a lot for the SF field, especially the Alternate History sub-genre. He’s also helped expose the works of classic writers to new generations and helped out lots of new writers. Today is a sad day.

Under Construction

Under Construction: Slidedecks & Workshops

July 14, 2022 davidkeener 0

Scribd bought and promptly put my “free” presentations and workshops behind a paywall. I’m moving everything to downloadable PDF files on my website. My apologies for the inconvenience while this transition is being implemented.