Winter Roses at SmashWords

Released “Winter Roses” via SmashWords

April 3, 2021 dkeener 0

“Winter Roses” is one of the first fantasy short stories I wrote, way back in 2013. It’s too short to really be marketable, so I’ve released it globally for free using SmashWords. Available in Epub, Mobi, PDF and HTML. Not available on Amazon, since I can’t count on them price-matching.

Multiple_Short Works

Three Quick Reads

March 7, 2021 dkeener 0

The only thing hotter than these Quick Reads is a forest fire. And my wife (she made me write that part).

An Unlikely Hero - Launches Today

Launch: An Unlikely Hero

February 26, 2021 dkeener 0

Malcolm Jameson has nothing left to live for. He’s about to throw himself off a bridge when a passing bicyclist stops and hands him a book. A Magic Book…strangely sentient and possessed of a bad attitude. Check out the uplifting and sometimes humorous story of a man who learns to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Black Market - Buyer Beware

New Release: Black Market

December 31, 2020 dkeener 0

Just in time for the new year, the Black Market anthology is available in ebook and trade paperback from Amazon (with hardcover to follow shortly). As you might expect from the title, each story has to feature a black market in some significant fashion. The tagline for the book is: […]

Chess - Life and Death

Chess Quotes in “The Rooftop Game”

December 12, 2020 dkeener 0

My novelette, The Rooftop Game, features a life-and-death struggle for survival on the rooftop of a castle tower. When the castle is overrun by enemies bent on killing the king’s family, Royal Bodyguard Lydio Malik takes refuge on the roof of the castle’s tallest tower with the infant Princess Analisa. […]

Coming Soon

Coming Soon (Lockdown Edition)

March 30, 2020 dkeener 0

Welcome to the Lockdown edition of my irregularly scheduled Coming Soon feature. I’ve been a little preoccupied lately, as I’m sure everybody else has, too. Like millions of other people, I’m in lockdown thanks to the Coronavirus Pandemic. And especially careful because my wife is one of those “at risk” […]


Fantastic Defenders: Hardcover Preview

February 16, 2020 dkeener 0

There’s a hardcover of my anthology, Fantastic Defenders, coming out in March. The anthology was edited by myself and Donna Royston, and was published in mid-2017 in the trade paperback and ebook formats. It’s sold well enough that Tannhauser Press is coming out with a hardcover edition. So, above, you’ll see a preview […]

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 […]