The Whispering Voice

The Whispering Voice

December 2, 2019 dkeener 0

My new book, The Whispering Voice has just been published. It’s available on Amazon in both ebook and paperback formats. The ebook is selling at the introductory price of just $0.99, while the paperback sells for $7.99. Here’s the blurb for my new book: Rob a Bank, or Else… Anna […]

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Critical Awareness

November 2, 2019 dkeener 0

NANOWRIMO is here, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month. It is an endeavor in which folks attempt to complete 50K words of writing (a short novel) in the month of November. I applaud the initiative. Writers write. To be bluntly obvious, that’s what makes us writers. If you have […]

Balticon 54

Invited to Balticon 54

October 26, 2019 dkeener 1

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to participate in the Programming Track for Balticon 54, which will be held in Baltimore from May 22 – 25, 2020. This is a great literary SF convention, and one that I highly recommend for SF/Fantasy readers. Plus, it’s being held in […]

Blurbing

Blurb Writing Exercises

July 5, 2019 dkeener 0

This is a writing exercise developed by my friend, John Dwight. He ran this exercise for the Hourlings Writing Group back in March. INTRODUCTION A plot can be described by the following high-level template: When [situation], a [specific person] must do [something] or else [stakes]. Strangely, this is mostly what […]

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…

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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 […]