Fantastic Defenders

David Keener’s Writing Life

July 8, 2017 dkeener 0

I want to be able to post about my writing on Facebook. But I don’t want to be that guy who does nothing but spam his erstwhile friends and family. When faced with a dilemma, I look to other writers for solutions. Professional writers like Susan Kaye Quinn and others. […]

Hourlings Writing Group

Hourlings at Work

July 4, 2017 dkeener 0

In 2014, I became a charter member of the Loudoun Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers, a spin-off from a more general-focused writing group. With weekly meetings every Sunday morning, the group has been like bootcamp for the SF/Fantasy writers associated with the group, including myself. Participating on Meetup as the […]

Fantastic Defenders

I’m Always Amazed…

June 22, 2017 dkeener 0

I sold two books today. Personally, and unexpectedly. And this isn’t the first time. But I’m still always amazed when it happens. It’s gotten to the point that I just keep a box in my car with copies of each of the books I’ve published. This isn’t hard, since I’ve […]

Books for Sale

Book Signing in Manassas, VA

June 16, 2017 dkeener 0

Come see me and Martin Wilsey, my partner in crime, tomorrow at a book signing in Manassas, VA. It’s tomorrow, June 17th, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

Three Hoarsemen Interview

June 14, 2017 dkeener 0

Donna Royston, Martin Wilsey and I were interviewed a week ago for Episode 44 of the Three Hoarsemen podcast. We got to discuss our anthology, Worlds Enough: Fantastic Defenders, in our various roles as editors or, in Marty’s case, as the publisher (Tannhauser Press) of the volume. We had a […]

Bentley in the Kitchen

Unbearable Cuteness

June 5, 2017 dkeener 0

This little bundle of cuteness is Bentley, at the age of about six weeks. In this photo, he’s about ten pounds, although he eventually ended being about 130 pounds. Gotta love Lab Rottweilers. OK, I know this has nothing to do with science fiction, but, well, who doesn’t like the […]

SF Signal

SF Signal Ebook Deal of the Day

May 26, 2017 dkeener 0

Hey, this is awesome! My new anthology, Worlds Enough: Fantastic Defenders, has been selected and publicized as an SF Signal Ebook Deal. How cool is that?

Forever Inn

On Fighting Evil

December 12, 2016 dkeener 0

Rocco Fitch is the hero of my story “Road Trip,” which was is being published in an anthology called Reliquary in January 2017. It’s the first novelette in my Roadwerks Limited series. In this story teaser, Rocco is being interviewed in a mysterious tavern outside of time and space known […]

Plan

My Indie Publishing Plan

March 12, 2013 dkeener 0

I was talking with my friend, Don Anderson, at lunch today about the state of the publishing industry. I’ve been doing a lot of research lately into this subject because I’m trying to jump-start a second career as an SF writer. Frankly, publishing is in turmoil — and any time […]

David Keener Speaks at AOL

Who Am I?

September 11, 2011 dkeener 0

My name is David Keener. I’m a liberal, creative writer and artist expressing myself in written stories, drawings, videos and public speaking (with an emphasis on storytelling). I’m a long-time science fiction and fantasy fan, a dedicated movie buff, a member of Toastmasters (a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people […]