Pageeda and Scuffee

Preview: Bitter Days

May 8, 2023 davidkeener 0

My new story, “Bitter Days,” is a mashup…a crime story in a fantasy setting. Pageeda is a young orphan girl living on the streets of a gritty port city. When her older sister goes missing, she has to track down the men who took her.

Cosaturi District Map

Cosaturi: The Tween District and Map

May 2, 2023 davidkeener 0

The protagonist of “Bitter Days,” my latest story set in the gritty fantasy seaport of Cosaturi, features a homeless orphan girl named Pageeda growing up in the Tween, a rough and tumble district in the city’s Lowtown area. A map and associated key for the Tween district were included in the book, and are also included here for your enjoyment.

Bitter Days (Wraparound Cover Image)

“Bitter Days” Just Published

April 30, 2023 davidkeener 0

My new fantasy novelette, BITTER DAYS, has just been published in the ebook and a deluxe trade paperback formats by Tannhauser Press, with an awe-inspiring cover by Glenn Porter. It’s a crime story and a coming of age story set in my “Thousand Kingdoms” fantasy series.

Jonelle Crosse

Preview: Jonelle Crosse

April 27, 2023 davidkeener 0

Jonelle Crosse is a “cleaner,” or trouble-shooter, for the Office of Thaumaturgical Purity. Basically, she cleans up magical messes like escaped demons, dangerous magical artifacts, etc. Find out more!

Hourlings Workshop Day 2023

Hourlings Workshop Day

April 24, 2023 davidkeener 1

I attended, and presented a workshop at, the First Annual Hourlings Workshop Day. The event was hosted by the Hourlings Writing Group and provided a day-long curriculum on the topic of “The Craft of the Novel.”

Fantastic Detectives

“Fantastic Detectives” Launches

March 31, 2023 davidkeener 0

FANTASTIC DETECTIVES, the new anthology from Donna Royston and myself, launched today. The new volume contains a Baker’s Dozen of fantasy/crime stories from an international set of authors. Includes my novelette, “Jonelle Crosse,” set in my “Thousand Kingdoms” fantasy series.

Hourlings Podcast Project S3E4: Economics - Solar System

Hourlings Podcast Project: Economics – Solar System

February 6, 2023 davidkeener 0

Economics is one of the tools that SF writers can use to add plausibility to their settings. In this episode, our fearless team of prognosticators will tackle the economics of one of the most common SF settings…humanity’s expansion into a solar system spanning civilization (think of The Expanse). What goods will people need…or want? How does economics affect government? Will there be space tourism? What about the trope of the grizzled Belter prospecting for fame, glory, and money in the asteroid belt…is that ever going to happen? How do we incorporate economics into our stories?


Anthology Overload!

February 5, 2023 davidkeener 0

Sometimes it rains. Sometimes it pours. The Scheduling Gods have spoken…and apparently I’ll have FOUR stories appearing in anthologies in 2023. Definitely a record for me! Here are the stories…