Werewolf, Stalking

Inspiration: Werewolf, Stalking

November 30, 2018 dkeener 0

Love this picture of what seems like a werewolf stalking through the woods, which was forwarded to me by Marty Wilsey (though he’s not the artist). It’s brutally simple, probably just a charcoal drawing. But it’s certainly effective. I’d use it as a book cover in a heartbeat, if I […]

Road Trip

Preview: Road Trip

November 19, 2018 dkeener 0

This a preview of my story, Road Trip, which will be published in February 2019 (real soon now). It’s Chapter 1 of an urban fantasy set in 2003 and featuring a former Marine injured in the war in Afghanistan. Rocco Fitch spotted the beggar on his regular morning walk to […]


Preview: The Rooftop Game

November 17, 2018 dkeener 0

This is a preview of my story, “The Rooftop Game,” about a royal bodyguard who will go to any length to save the life of his charge, the infant Princess Analisa. It’s actually available in two places: Fantastic Defenders — An anthology of five long stories, including other great authors […]

Titanic Dogs

Inspiration: Titanic Dogs

November 16, 2018 dkeener 0

One of the few existing photos of some of the dogs that were taken aboard the ill-fated Titanic by first-class passengers. The only pets that survived were a couple of small ones that passengers brought onto the lifeboats. This was also the subject of a presentation that I’ve done, Titanic: […]

Fantastic Defenders

Need Your Help to Promote “Fantastic Defenders”

November 16, 2018 dkeener 0

I need your help. My “Fantastic Defenders” anthology, containing five long fantasy stories about heroes defending against mystical threats, has been climbing the ranks at Amazon. As of last night, it was ranked 139 in the Fantasy Anthologies category. But WAIT! There’s more. Amazon has discounted the book by 65% […]

Fantastic Defenders

Hardcover Discussions

November 7, 2018 dkeener 0

Breaking news. I’m currently in discussions to do a hardcover of Fantastic Defenders, the anthology that I co-edited with Donna Royston. It’s a fantasy anthology about heroes fighting against fantastical threats. I’ll have more news as the situation develops.

Alien World (Wallhaven Wall Paper)

Inspiration: Alien Skies

November 2, 2018 dkeener 0

I envision this as the sky of a Jovian-like alien gas giant, with some lucky observer catching the moment when it’s possible to see down through the many cloud layers into the lower depths of the tumultuous sky.