David James Keaton

David James Keaton’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Noir At The Bar, Beat To A Pulp, Needle, Pulp Modern, The Fiddleback, Pulp Pusher, Yellow Mama, Pank, Burnt Bridge, Punchnel’s, Dirty Noir, Pure Slush, Shotgun Honey, Thunderdome, 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 #8, and his coach-killing contribution to Plots With Guns #10 was named a Notable Story of 2010 by storySouth’s Million Writer’s Award. He received his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flywheel Magazine, now finally featuring an equal number of flies and wheels.

Born just outside of Toledo, Ohio, David first started writing on a beach overshadowed by the cooling tower of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant. As a boy, he was haunted by at least five doomed mail-order ant farms and the stray spider he dropped inside his first. He also ate a cricket for five dollars. Those were 1988 dollars. He has scribbled enough pages for five novels 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 hates cops, firefighters, and probably astronauts. He can be contacted at davidjameskeaton[at]gmail[dot]com.

Books and Appearances by David James Keaton