Workshop: Strong Stories Need Strong Heroes

Workshop at the Cascades Library

November 2, 2023 davidkeener 1

I was invited to present a workshop thanks to the Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) system here in Northern Virginia. My workshop, “Strong Heroes for Strong Stories,” will be held on November 14th, at the Cascades Library, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Forever Inn - Layout and Rules

Welcome to the Forever Inn

October 30, 2023 davidkeener 0

The Forever Inn is a magical establishment that travels throughout the multiverse, staying in each milieu for a few days or a week before moving on. It’s also a shared setting for an upcoming anthology called…you guessed it…The Forever Inn. In this post, you’ll find the “pages” of a faux brochure created to advertise the benefits of the Forever Inn as a tourist destination. It’s also a good introduction to the setting.

Worlds Enough Online Store

My Online Store Launches

October 24, 2023 davidkeener 0

I launched my online store today.
I’ve wanted to set up a store for a while, for a whole bunch of reasons. I wanted to be able to sell signed copies of my books, as well as related extras in the future.
So, I launched my own online store using Square. Most people are familiar with Square…their core competency is their credit card processing capabilities, which you can find on display just about everywhere.

Bluemont Fair 2023

At the 2023 Bluemont Fair

September 25, 2023 davidkeener 1

I had a wonderful time selling books at the Bluemont Fair, an event that I only heard about for the first time about a month ago. This, despite the fact that this is the 53rd annual running of the event and I’ve been living in this general area since 1996. I sold LOTS of books, as did fellow authors Martin Wilsey and S. C. Megale, who shared the booth with me.

My bookshelf, after six years

Six Years As a Published Writer

September 20, 2023 davidkeener 1

So, I’ve been publishing my stories for 6 years now. This is a picture of every publication I’ve been in, from anthologies to my solo books that have been published through Tannhauser Press.

Dave's 2023 Capclave Schedule

Capclave 2023 Schedule

September 18, 2023 davidkeener 3

I’ll be at Capclave 2023, our local DC-MD-VA literary SF convention, from Sep 29 – Oct 1. In addition to helping to man the Tannhauser Press table in the Dealer’s Room, I’m participating in two panels, as well as running my “Occupational Hazard” workshop.

Bluemont Fair 2023

Bluemont Fair – 2023

September 14, 2023 davidkeener 1

I’ll be selling and signing books at the 53rd Annual Bluemont Fair in Bluemont, VA this weekend, Sept 16 – 17, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Come see me! (And besides me and my books, there are all kinds of arts & crafts, fun activities, food…you name it).

The Silent Service: Books About Submarines

Recommended Readings – Submarine Edition

September 3, 2023 davidkeener 0

With this list, I’m focusing on the submarine sub-genre…military submarine stories, ranging from historical fiction to science fiction. I expect these books will be of interest mainly to the military SF folks amongst my reading audience.

Podcasting Magic

Where the Podcasting Magic Happens

August 12, 2023 davidkeener 0

A few years ago, Martin Wilsey, S.C. Megale and I did a podcast episode entitled “Where Writers Write,” in which we showed the various places in which we typically accomplished our writing. For me, I tend to write in lots of different locations, as you’ll see if you watch that episode. However, for podcasting, all the magic happens in a single place. With my fellow participants, I’ve recorded 141 episodes of the “Hourlings Podcast Project” in my office.