David James Keaton’s fiction has appeared in Noir At The Bar, Beat To A Pulp, Needle, Pulp Modern, The Fiddleback, Pulp Pusher, Yellow Mama, Pank, Burnt Bridge, Dirty Noir, Pure Slush, Shotgun Honey, Dark Sky, and Thuglit, among others, as well as in horror anthologies such as Deadcore, The Death Panel, and Dark Highlands. Recently, he won a Best Short Story on the Web Spinetingler Award for his roulette scam in Crime Factory, and his coach-killing contribution to Plots With Guns #10 was named a Notable Story of 2010 by storySouth’s Million Writer’s Award. David received his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and is also the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flywheel Magazine, now featuring more wheels than flies, although he is working to remedy this. He’s scribbled enough pages for nine books and is constantly rewriting three screenplays; a prison movie, a thriller, and a western, simultaneously adapting them into novels. He realizes this method is probably backwards. He has just completed his first novel for which he is seeking representation and can be contacted at davidjameskeaton[at]gmail[dot]com.
p.s. Zombie backlash be damned, he also has a zombie love-story fiasco called Zee Bee & Bee (a.k.a. Propeller Hats for the Dead), a novella which was recently expanded for Kindles and Nooks and other newfangled, high-tech reading devices, including paper and glue (not that books haven’t always been quite fangled). It was released on January 1st, 2012, and can be found in paperback and e-book forms at Amazon or Barnes & Noble or Goodreads. Or just follow the screams. Also available in special one-on-one pillowtalk “audiobook” version (not recommended). He is also the author of something called FISH BITES COP! Stories To Bash Authorities, coming soon from Comet Press.
If you’re feeling eager, the book is now available for pre-order…here. Oops. I was wrong. It’s already here.