Coming Soon

Coming Soon

July 4, 2019 dkeener 0

Well, I’ve been a little preoccupied lately. The New Day Job has been keeping me pretty busy, so I’m a little behind on both my blog updates and my publishing schedule. Nevertheless, I have a whole load of stuff going on. So, here goes… I’m finishing up my edits for […]

Balticon 53 (2019)

My Balticon 2019 Schedule

May 22, 2019 dkeener 0

My schedule for panels at Balticon 53 appears below: For those who aren’t familiar with her, the “Queen” that we’re talking about in my last panel is Leigh Brackett, a famous SF writer from the so-called Golden Age. She was also a top Hollywood screenwriter, having penned drafts of (most […]

Roman Battle

Conquering the Gauls

April 27, 2019 dkeener 0

Image courtesy of Pixabay. From Puck Curtis by way of Michael J. Walsh, via Facebook. Two Roman commanders were tasked with conquering the Gauls. One of them, Marcus Maximus, has vigorously trained his fighting men to within an inch of their lives. He thinks he is ready for any eventuality. […]

Capclave

On Programming for Capclave 2019

April 16, 2019 dkeener 0

I am pleased to be invited to participate in the Programming Track for Capclave 2019. This is on top of running the Workshop Track for the convention, and having a table in the Dealer’s Room, so I’m gonna be a busy camper…

IngramSpark Logo

IngramSpark Hardcover Production

February 8, 2019 dkeener 0

I had a great training session on how to produce a hardcover with IngramSpark from fellow author Martin Wilsey today. Marty is also the publisher of Tannhauser Press, a small local press, so he’s gained quite a bit of experience producing trade paperbacks, mass market paperbacks, ebooks, audio books and […]

Workshop

Workshop Coordinator for Capclave 2019

January 17, 2019 dkeener 0

I’m pleased to have been asked by Bill Lawhorn, of the Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA), to be the Workshop Coordinator for Capclave 2019. WSFA is the organization that runs Capclave, an annual SF/Fantasy literary convention, and Bill is the Chair for Capclave 2019. I was pleased to accept the […]

Tall Ship and Modern Warship

Inspiration: Warships

December 14, 2018 dkeener 0

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher welcomes the French tall ship replica the Hermione off the east coast of the US, in 2015. Photograph: US Navy.

Proof for "The Curator"

Received Proof Copy of “The Curator”

December 9, 2018 dkeener 0

The proof of The Curator, the new anthology from the Hourlings Writing Group, arrived today just hours after the meeting. I really wanted to show it to folks at the meeting. Oh well. Anyway, it looks good. It will be reviewed and finalized this week. With any luck, the anthology […]

Fateful Bridge

Preview: The Good Book

December 1, 2018 dkeener 0

Enjoy this preview of the first chapter of my novelette, The Good Book, available on Amazon in both print and ebook format. It’s the story of a man who he thinks he has nothing left to live for…and a magic book that shows him how wrong he is. Malcolm Jameson […]