Sottish Wedding Dinner

Author Chow: Sirloin of Beef

August 4, 2018 dkeener 0

This is the Scottish wedding dinner provided by my brother-in-law, Tommy Brady, and his lovely bride, Jacqueline Mckweown-Brady, at their wedding reception on June 30, 2018. Easily one of the best meals I’ve ever had in Scotland. Prepared by the Normandy Hotel, this is their sirloin of roast beef with […]

Martin Wilsey at Work

Hand-Selling Books, a Master’s Approach

July 5, 2018 dkeener 0

My friend and fellow author Martin Wilsey is a master at hand-selling his books. This is a picture of him at his table at an event called Manassas Reads. Let’s examine for a moment why he’s so good at selling books at events like this one. There are no other […]

The Ur-Bar

It’s Time for a “Second Round”

June 4, 2018 dkeener 0

My latest short story, “The Whispering Voice,” is being published in Second Round: A Return to the Ur-Bar, edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray. It’s about a mother, a deadly problem and a forgotten god (I was trying to channel a little bit of Neil Gaiman). The new anthology […]

Fantasy

Non-Superhero Comics: What’s Worth Reading?

May 30, 2018 dkeener 0

Every time you turn around, there’s another superhero movie playing at the local multiplex: Back Panther, Avengers, Thor, Deadpool, Justice League, etc. They’re all based on comic books. More specifically, superhero comic books. But…what if you’re not into superheroes? Or what if you like them just fine, but you’d like […]

Post-Apocalyptic Stories: What Comes After the End?

May 27, 2018 dkeener 0

Everybody loves a good apocalypse. And there are lots of post-apocalyptic stories that are worth your attention. For the “Post-Apocalpytic Fiction” panel at Balticon, I compiled a list of some of the most memorable books, and a few movies, that deal with the topic. I gave the list away as […]

Bangers and Mash

Author Chow: Bangers and Mash

May 15, 2018 dkeener 0

If you want your favorite authors to keep pumping out those stories, they gotta be fed properly. That’s what these Author Chow entries are all about. This is a meal called “bangers and mash” from the Rose & Crown Restaurant in Disney’s Epcot park in Florida. It’s basically English-style sausages […]

The Witness Paradox

New Time Travel Story

May 13, 2018 dkeener 0

I’m working on a story for a new time travel anthology called The Witness Paradox. It’s edited by Martin Wilsey and will be published by Tannhauser Press. My story features a teenager named Alex Nelson who is caught in a temporal vortex when a physics experiment at the nearby collider […]

Avengers: Infinity War

This Means War!

April 27, 2018 dkeener 0

I’m a movie buff, as are a number of my friends. We’ve formed a sort of informal Movie Premiere Posse (MPP) that goes and sees movies, especially the purported blockbusters, at the earliest possible premiere show. For many of the blockbusters, previews start on Thursday, as with Infinity War, or […]

Burning Love Burger (from Red Robin)

Author Chow: Burning Love Burger

April 17, 2018 dkeener 0

I was at an event with a co-worker from my Day Job, the one that actually pays my bills. For lunch, we managed to escape for a while and get a good meal from Red Robin, a burger chain. This is their Burnin’ Love Burger, which features a half-pound hamburger […]

The Music of Mars by George G. Moore

George G. Moore Signing

April 12, 2018 dkeener 0

My friend George Moore is having a signing for his new book, The Music of Mars on Saturday, April 21, from 11 AM to 2 PM. It’s being held at Comic Logic Books and Artwork, located at: 44031 Ashburn Shopping Plz, # 281, Ashburn, Virginia 20147. Come check out the […]