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David James Keaton's work has appeared in over 100 publications, including Grift, Needle, Thuglit, PANK, and Noir at the Bar II. His contribution to Plots With Guns #10 was named a Notable Story of 2010 by storySouth's Million Writers Award, and his (totally foolproof) casino scam in Crime Factory #8 won the 2012 Spinetingler Award for the Best Short Story on the Web. His first collection, FISH BITES COP! Stories to Bash Authorities (Comet Press), was named the 2013 Short Story Collection of the Year by This Is Horror and was a finalist for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award. His second collection of short fiction, STEALING PROPELLER HATS FROM THE DEAD (Perpetual Motion Machine), received a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly, who said, "Decay, both existential and physical, has never looked so good." His first novel, THE LAST PROJECTOR (Broken River Books), was called "A loopy, appealing mix of popular culture and thoroughly crazy people" by Kirkus Reviews, and his second novel, the western PIG IRON (Burnt Bridge/Blastgun), has been optioned for film. He has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and was the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Flywheel Magazine. He is the co-editor of HARD SENTENCES: Crime Fiction Inspired by Alcatraz, and his third collection and latest book, OUR POOL PARTY BUS FOREVER DAYS (Comet Press), will be released this October. These days, he's tinkering with several screenplays, including a prison movie, a thriller, and a western, also adapting them into novels. He realizes this method is probably backwards. His books are available wherever insanity is sold. He can be contacted at davidjameskeaton[at]gmail[dot]com.

Genres: Horror
   Zee Bee & Bee (2012)
   The Last Projector (2014)
   Pig Iron (2015)
   She Was Found in a Guitar Case (2021)
   Head Cleaner (2023)
   Deadcore (2010) (with others)
   Stealing Propeller Hats from the Dead (2015)
   Lost Signals (2016) (with others)
   It's A Weird Winter Wonderland (2017) (with others)
Novellas and Short Stories
Anthologies edited
   Hard Sentences (2017)
   Dirty Boulevard (2018)
   Tales from the Crust (2019) (with Max Booth III)
Anthologies containing stories by David James Keaton
Dead Bait 4 (2017)
(Dead Bait, book 4)
edited by
Cameron Pierce
Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 1 (2016)
(Year's Best Hardcore Horror, book 1)
edited by
Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax
Trouble in the Heartland (2014)
Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen
(Gutter Books Rock Anthology)
edited by
Joe Clifford

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