Keenan Powell

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Lefty and Agatha nominated author of DEADLY SOLUTION.

My first publication included illustrations in Dungeons and Dragons, 1st edition, the summer after high school. Art seemed to be an impractical pursuit – I wasn’t an heiress, didn’t have the disposition to marry well, and hated teaching – so I went to law school instead. The day after graduation, I moved to Alaska.

Early in my legal career, I practiced criminal defense for many years, including defending murder cases. I still practice law in Anchorage, Alaska.

I am one of the 2015 recipients of William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic grant and I was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s Literary Contest in 2014 and 2015 for both of the two first books in my Maeve Malloy series,
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Keenan Powell If I get stuck on a particular project, I first try to frame a very specific question about what should happen next. Then I put the project aside and…moreIf I get stuck on a particular project, I first try to frame a very specific question about what should happen next. Then I put the project aside and work on a short story. Usually in a day or two, the answer will come to me on how to proceed. I always have paper and pen around, in every room in my house and a notebook and pen in my purse for when the muse strikes.(less)
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Welcome back Joanne Guidoccio, talking about something that series authors can appreciate. The series bible. In Praise of Series Bibles I never intended to write a series. Fifteen years ago, I couldn’t imagine anything beyond a novella, possibly a novel, about the following What-If scenario that had invaded my daily thoughts: What if a teacher-turned-lottery … Continue reading "Guest Post: Joan... Read more of this blog post »
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One thing I liked was how the author incorporated into from the first book into this one. One question I had: what happened to Mike from book one?"
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