Profile: Emily Dunkirk

Profile: Emily Dunkirk

October 30, 2017 dkeener 0

Emily Dunkirk is the lead character in my upcoming novella, “Rise or Die” (Editorial Note: Later renamed to “Clash by Night” when it was published in an anthology). In 2114, she’s an art curator working for the Monumentalists, an international organization devoted to rescuing the world’s lost and stolen artworks. […]

Build a Space Battle

Build a Space Battle

October 6, 2017 dkeener 0

I’ll be conducting my new workshop, “Build a Space Battle,” at Capclave 2017 tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to it. Here’s the official description of my the workshop: So, you want to include a titanic space battle in your military SF novel or your galaxy-spanning space opera. But…who’s fighting? Why […]

Black Tide Rising - by John Ringo

I’m Reading…the Black Tide Rising Series

August 20, 2017 dkeener 0

Since I’m working on a zombie story of my own for Martin Wilsey’s upcoming anthology, Whispers of the Apoc, I’ve been reading a LOT of zombie fiction lately. In this case, I’ve just re-read the Black Tide Rising series by John Ringo. The premise is simple. There’s a zombie apocalypse […]

Fantastic Defenders

David Keener’s Writing Life

July 8, 2017 dkeener 0

I want to be able to post about my writing on Facebook. But I don’t want to be that guy who does nothing but spam his erstwhile friends and family. When faced with a dilemma, I look to other writers for solutions. Professional writers like Susan Kaye Quinn and others. […]

Hourlings Writing Group

Hourlings at Work

July 4, 2017 dkeener 0

In 2014, I became a charter member of the Loudoun Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers, a spin-off from a more general-focused writing group. With weekly meetings every Sunday morning, the group has been like bootcamp for the SF/Fantasy writers associated with the group, including myself. Participating on Meetup as the […]

Fantastic Defenders

I’m Always Amazed…

June 22, 2017 dkeener 0

I sold two books today. Personally, and unexpectedly. And this isn’t the first time. But I’m still always amazed when it happens. It’s gotten to the point that I just keep a box in my car with copies of each of the books I’ve published. This isn’t hard, since I’ve […]

Books for Sale

Book Signing in Manassas, VA

June 16, 2017 dkeener 0

Come see me and Martin Wilsey, my partner in crime, tomorrow at a book signing in Manassas, VA. It’s tomorrow, June 17th, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

Three Hoarsemen Interview

June 14, 2017 dkeener 0

Donna Royston, Martin Wilsey and I were interviewed a week ago for Episode 44 of the Three Hoarsemen podcast. We got to discuss our anthology, Worlds Enough: Fantastic Defenders, in our various roles as editors or, in Marty’s case, as the publisher (Tannhauser Press) of the volume. We had a […]

Plan

My Indie Publishing Plan

March 12, 2013 dkeener 0

I was talking with my friend, Don Anderson, at lunch today about the state of the publishing industry. I’ve been doing a lot of research lately into this subject because I’m trying to jump-start a second career as an SF writer. Frankly, publishing is in turmoil — and any time […]

David Keener Speaks at AOL

Who Am I?

September 11, 2011 dkeener 0

My name is David Keener. I’m a liberal, creative writer and artist expressing myself in written stories, drawings, videos and public speaking (with an emphasis on storytelling). I’m a long-time science fiction and fantasy fan, a dedicated movie buff, a member of Toastmasters (a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people […]