Hourlings Podcast E16: Young Adult Fiction

Hourlings Podcast E16: Young Adult Fiction (38m)

February 7, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 16 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (38 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Young Adult Fiction,” in which our inestimable writers discuss the ins and outs of young adult fiction, including exactly what qualifies as genre fiction.. This episode features: Martin Wilsey (Moderator) Jeffrey C. […]

Motherland: Fort Salem

Motherland: Fort Salem

February 4, 2021 dkeener 0

Motherland: Fort Salem is an alternate reality show that postulates a woman-dominated world that has resulted from the Salem Accords, a historic peace agreement between witches and the United States government. Fast forward to the modern day, and witches are routinely conscripted as soldiers. It turns out that they’re much […]

Robert Hjort, Age 13

Family Heirloom

February 2, 2021 dkeener 0

My maternal grandfather, Robert Hjort, was a Danish immigrant born in 1908. He came to the United States with his family when he was two years old. This photo dates from August 14, 1921, and was taken at a picnic outing of the Danish Societies from Portsmouth, NH. My grandfather […]

Hourlings Podcast E15: Author Tools

Hourlings Podcast E15: Author Tools (31m)

January 30, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 15 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (31 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Author Tools,” in which our renowned writers describe the author tools that they’ve found helpful to their writing-related activities. Topics include writing tools, grammar checkers, publishing support tools, and more! This episode […]

The Match

Free Story: The Match

January 28, 2021 dkeener 0

My short story, The Match, is available for free on this website. It’s a historical story based on real events, not my typical SF or Fantasy story. Nevertheless, I think you’ll find it to be an interesting story and well worth a few moments of your time. It’s set during […]

Oklahoma Salvage by Martin Wilsey

Have You Ever Wanted to be a Villain?

January 25, 2021 dkeener 0

Have you ever wanted to be a villain? Have you wondered what type of villain you’d be? Well, I don’t have to wonder…because fellow author Martin Wilsey has imagined it for me. He made me a bad guy in his short story, Oklahoma Salvage, about shenanigans happening at a spaceship […]

Hourlings Podcast E14: Tropes

Hourlings Podcast E14: Tropes (22m)

January 23, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 14 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (22 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Tropes,” in which our illustrious writers describe tropes, which are basically standard templates for characters or stories. Topics include good and bad tropes, ways to leverage tropes but still surprise readers, and […]

Start Enterprise Bridge

Virtual Vacation: Star Trek Enterprise

January 19, 2021 dkeener 0

For this week’s virtual vacation, I took a tour of NCC-1701, the Enterprise, under the command of Captain Kirk. This is a picture snapped by Yeoman Rand on the bridge. I’m standing in the back, in my blue science officer uniform, near the elevator. All right, if you insist. This […]

Sauron: Times Person of the Year

Monday Mashup: Times Person of the Year

January 18, 2021 dkeener 0

Found this on the InterWeb and it tickled my fancy. This is Sauron from The Lord of the Rings…on the cover of Times magazine as their selection for Person of the Year. Maybe I’m easily amused, but I thought this was funny.

An Unlikely Hero

Cover Reveal: An Unlikely Hero

January 17, 2021 dkeener 0

This is the new, rebranded, retitled cover for the novelette I originally published in 2017 as “The Good Book.” It’s a surprisingly fun and uplifting story about a man who thinks he has nothing left to live for until a Magic Book with a bad attitude changes his mind. Sales […]