Books, Books, Books

Sooooooooo, to simplify things (so that you don’t have to click into other pages to find links to the books), I am providing picture links here at the top of the front page!  I am also including Trafficking in Magic, Magicking in Traffic, because the front-piece poem in that anthology takes place in the For Keeps universe.  Tada!  Thanks always- E.G.D.


Greetings, all!  Today, I have some very good news.  Kinlea Keeper is back in print, and the paperback is available in a number of different places (including Amazon).  The author sales page is here.  I can say this, ladies and gentlemen… I have seen the book, and it is beautiful.  Many thanks, always, and I do hope you’ll give it a read!  -E.G.D.

Curse Cover

Aaaaaaaand for kicks-

Art by Peter McCullough and design by E.G.D. using Cover Creator

Art by Peter McCullough and design by E.G.D. using Cover Creator

Home Stretch!

With the print release of Magicking in Traffic/Trafficking in Magic fast approaching, it is looking like both Kinlea Keeper and Curse will be back in print right on time so that people who like the one can go searching for the others and actually find them.  I really can not say enough good things about the new illustrations for the two old books, and I expect they will be enjoyed by new and old readers of these tales.  For the sake of good fun, here is a sneak preview of the new cover for Kinlea Keeper:


Tada!  The whole paperback glory of it is forthcoming- E.G.D.


Well, hello there, world!  How would you all like to see Kinlea and Curse back in print?  I know it would most certainly brighten my day.  The new editions are looking seriously amazing, with all new illustrations by Peter McCullough, and both books are being formatted for trade paperback and e-book.  Things are looking up!  I expect more information is forthcoming, and I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted.  -E.G.D.

Welcome, one and all, to the official homepage of the For Keeps series of novels.  I am sad to announce that the first two books are currently (hopefully temporarily) out of print due to last autumn’s closure of Drollerie Press, but I am happy to announce that I have posted an excerpt for Anna Marie Anomaly, the third book in the series.  I do hope you enjoy it, and I hope you enjoy the site.  Please note that for anyone who has not read the first two novels in the series, Anna Marie Anomaly’s excerpt is pretty much 100% spoiler.  Read at your own spoiling risk!  Of course, if you read and enjoyed the first two books, you are guaranteed to enjoy what I’ve posted of the third, even though the KKSS’ esteemed president does not make an appearance in the excerpt (Fear not, fans of Tim Jamison!  He is as much a main character as Kinlea in this one, and he cuts a dashing figure as a WWI Royal Flying Corps pilot).  To complete the unveiling of the new excerpt, here is a grand-opening link:

Anna Marie Anomaly Excerpt

Also, for the Americans in our reading audience, happy Independence Day- E.G.D.

New Year’s Resolution

Well, it’s already well into January of 2011, but I thought I should wander through to share with the wonderful world and the KKSS that Anna Marie Anomaly is my new year’s resolution.  It is the darkest and most complex keeper story yet (it rather scares me!), and it is steeped in the horror that was WWI, and I plan to get it out of my head and onto my hard-drive within the year.  So ha.  Tim is pleased ^_^.  What do the honourable members of the society think?  Should I post bits on the site?  Let me know!  Oh, and a bit belated, but happy new year, all! -EGD

And the winner is….

Well, it would appear we’ve only had a total of one entry, and I don’t think it was intended as an entry.  Still, without further ado, the winner of the copy of Curse is Isabelle of http://hollowtreetales.wordpress.com/!  If you have a chance, I highly recommend you check out her website, which features book and movie reviews, as well as fun little essays about creatures/ideas from folk/myth lore and legend.  Also, there’s a review of Kinlea Keeper over there ^_^.  Best regards, as always- EGD

The Promised Contest!

Greetings, honoured guests and members of the society!  I am pleased to announce the coming of the promised Curse-release contest.  DP is releasing Curse sometime in the coming week, and since it makes very slightly less sense if a reader has not first read Kinlea Keeper, the contest is as follows:

Any blogger/website owner who posts a review of Kinlea Keeper and informs E. G. Diehl via e-mail (egdiehl @ hawaii.edu  minus the spaces) of its posting will be entered in a drawing to win one of two free copies of Curse.  In your e-mail, please include a link to your post along with your name and the name of your website.  With your kind permission, we will link your review to a “reviews” section that is under construction for this website.

Many thanks and happy reading! -EGD

Welcome to 2010, dear readers!  In honor of the new year (and in anticipation of the release of Curse, the second book in the series), we at the K.K. Story Society are looking for new ways to spread the word about the “For Keeps” series.  Suggestions are always welcome, and if you happen to be a reviewer, please by all means feel free to contact Drollerie Press here, and the chances run fairly high that you could be sent a free review copy of Kinlea Keeper.  For those of you who have read and enjoyed the book already, please tell your friends!  Also, please keep your eye out on this website for the release of Curse, because we will be holding a contest/giveaway through which you can win one of two e-book copies of either of the books.  Warm thanks to all as always- EGD