Rooftop Chess

Published: The Rooftop Game

September 15, 2018 dkeener 0

My story, The Rooftop Game has just been published and is available on Amazon. It’s the first story in the Royal Defenders series, which is set in my Thousand Kingdoms universe. Here’s a description of the book:                                  Failure Is Not an Option Lydio Malik is the Royal Bodyguard for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Novelette

Novelette Series: Entertaining, Fast and Just Enough Plot

January 6, 2018 dkeener 1

I’ve written about this before, about how I’ve always liked novelettes and, sometimes, their slightly longer cousin, the novella. The annual Hugo Awards for SF classify novelettes as stories between 7501 – 17,500 words (roughly 30 to 70 pages in a mass market paperback). Novellas run from 17,501 to 40,000 […]

Profile: Guerra ("War")

Profile: Guerra

November 14, 2017 dkeener 0

Guerra is the wildcard in my upcoming novella, “Rise or Die,” the sequel to my novella “Clash by Night.” He’s a seventeen-year-old warlord in conflict-ravaged Brazil, forged in the crucible of deadly asymmetric warfare since he was four years old. He’s got more bonafide combat hours than most soldiers ever […]

Khalish, the God of Forlorn Hopes

The Whispering Voice

November 5, 2017 dkeener 0

I just finished a new short story, around 6400 words, called “The Whispering Voice.” I’m submitting it for the anthology, “Second Round: A Return to the Ur-Bar,” edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray (wish me luck). It’s a sequel to the original anthology, “After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar,” […]

SF Signal

SF Signal Ebook Deal of the Day

May 26, 2017 dkeener 0

Hey, this is awesome! My new anthology, Worlds Enough: Fantastic Defenders, has been selected and publicized as an SF Signal Ebook Deal. How cool is that?

Forever Inn

On Fighting Evil

December 12, 2016 dkeener 0

Rocco Fitch is the hero of my story “Road Trip,” which was is being published in an anthology called Reliquary in January 2017. It’s the first novelette in my Roadwerks Limited series. In this story teaser, Rocco is being interviewed in a mysterious tavern outside of time and space known […]