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Jeffrey D. Keeten I go read a book by an author I really enjoy, or go for a walk, or stretch out for a quick nap. Usually all I have to do is relax and give my mind tim…moreI go read a book by an author I really enjoy, or go for a walk, or stretch out for a quick nap. Usually all I have to do is relax and give my mind time to churn through or past whatever is hanging up the words. (less)
Jeffrey D. Keeten My inspirations come from everywhere. A well written sentence in a book I'm reading can inspire me to get on the computer and dash off a few hundred w…moreMy inspirations come from everywhere. A well written sentence in a book I'm reading can inspire me to get on the computer and dash off a few hundred words. My dreams are always a fruitful place for inspiration. Sometimes a mild writer's block can be broken by a twenty minute doze. I so often rise from a nap and go AH HA...that's where we are going. I remember I once wrote a short story after seeing a woman in a wedding dress pushing a baby carriage up a hill in San Francisco. Inspiration to write can come from anywhere. I just have to stay aware of everything that goes on around me and log it away. Something I noticed ten years ago could be a perfect segment in a story today. (less)
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Did you know that Jeffrey Keeten is one of the top reviewers on Goodreads? He became interested in DPP books a few years back, and has since partnered with us on many projects, including writing short stories for us, and introducing Halloween Party '21.

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message 165: by Josh

Josh Jeffrey wrote: "Josh wrote: "Jeffrey wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Jeffrey, didn’t you say you were going into publishing a while back? How is that going? Or am I misremembering?"

I'm working with Gravelight Press ..."


Good news and good luck!


message 164: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Josh wrote: "Jeffrey wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Jeffrey, didn’t you say you were going into publishing a while back? How is that going? Or am I misremembering?"

I'm working with Gravelight Press to put out 13..."


Still plugging away at the novel and have written several short stories. Gravelight moved from Delaware to LA and once they are settled we'll start working on the classic horror series.


message 163: by Josh

Josh Jeffrey wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Jeffrey, didn’t you say you were going into publishing a while back? How is that going? Or am I misremembering?"

I'm working with Gravelight Press to put out 13 classic horror ..."


How's the novel coming along?


message 162: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Christopher wrote: "Jeffrey, didn’t you say you were going into publishing a while back? How is that going? Or am I misremembering?"

I'm working with Gravelight Press to put out 13 classic horror books with new intros starting to 2023. I'm also working on a novel and some short stories. I've written about 75% of the novel. I hope to finish a rough this summer. Gardening has been getting in the way of writing recently. :-) Thanks for asking Christopher!


Christopher Conlon Jeffrey, didn’t you say you were going into publishing a while back? How is that going? Or am I misremembering?


message 160: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Thanks Mike! I had to do something with all that time I spent writing reviews. :-)


message 159: by Mike

Mike Well....this is a change of pace. Congrats on being a Goodreads Author, Jeffrey!!!!


message 158: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten John wrote: "Jeffrey,
Did you ever consider reading any of my books, I believe you would enjoy, them. A bit different from the normal todays books.
'Steady as She Goes' 'The Atlas Murders' A review from you wou..."


Hey John, I'm using this window of time, when publishers aren't sending me books, to catch up on the backlog of books I already have waiting. I know it is hard to explain to writers the number of books I get sent a year not to mention the books that I really want to read. What I would do if I were you is find some reviewers that aren't as busy as I am. I'm sure you have written some fantastic books and I hope they find the audience they deserve.


message 157: by John

John Molloy Jeffrey,
Did you ever consider reading any of my books, I believe you would enjoy, them. A bit different from the normal todays books.
'Steady as She Goes' 'The Atlas Murders' A review from you would be so much appreciated.


message 156: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten James wrote: "Jeffrey is there anyway to search your reviews? Ever reviewed a George Pelecanos novel?"

James I read a lot of Pelecanos before I was ever on GR, but I did read and review his most recent book. Here is a link to the review. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 155: by James

James Langan Jeffrey is there anyway to search your reviews? Ever reviewed a George Pelecanos novel?


message 154: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten You are most welcome Marie! Thanks for asking.


message 153: by Marie

Marie Thank you so much for friending me, Jeffrey! I really appreciate it! :)


message 152: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten JG wrote: "Greetings Jeffrey. Your acceptance of my friend request is greatly appreciated. I truly enjoy reading your book reviews (the ones that I have read so far), you truly have a great talent with words ..."

Thank you for the kind words JG. Thanks for the friend request as well. I do have a great love for reading and for books. I'm so glad that comes across in my reviews. Keep reading! I look forward to seeing you knocking around GR.


message 151: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten GRANEO wrote: "Hi Jeffrey. Thank you very much for accepting my friend request. I really look forward to reading your very articulate, thought provoking and informative book reviews. They are great. Happy reading..."

Thanks for asking Graneo! Your kind words warmed my heart. Thank you for that as well. Happy reading to you as well. I hope we have a long and productive book friendship.


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Jeffrey Keeten Rebecca wrote: "
Happy holidays!
:)"


Thanks Rebecca! Same to you!


Beyond Birthday Ooooooh, what did you get?

(The citizens of GR want pictures.)


message 148: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Cillian wrote: "Happy belated birthday, Jeffrey (it was yesterday). Hope you had a great time and tons of books.
:)"


Thanks Cillian! Books a plenty!


Beyond Birthday Happy belated birthday, Jeffrey (it was yesterday). Hope you had a great time and tons of books.
:)


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Jeffrey Keeten Cheryl wrote: "Thanks, Jeffrey for accepting my friend request. I'm feeling more and more like coming home with "old" friends like you."

Thanks Cheryl! This is a great place to hang out. Book people are my people.


message 145: by Cheryl

Cheryl Thanks, Jeffrey for accepting my friend request. I'm feeling more and more like coming home with "old" friends like you.


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Jeffrey Keeten Cillian wrote: "He deleted his comments from your review. Was it something we said?"

I guess he saw the error of his ways.


Beyond Birthday He deleted his comments from your review. Was it something we said?


message 142: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Cillian wrote: "I bet his bible is shorter than your review!"

Ha! Indeed! He probably has a cafeteria plan!


Beyond Birthday I bet his bible is shorter than your review!


message 140: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Cillian wrote: "Any time, friend. Any time. I commented on that review months ago, I did it under my other name (Tsunami); that's why I got notified that a genius commented on your review.
:/"


Yeah he is a winner! And a Christian too...figures.


Beyond Birthday Any time, friend. Any time. I commented on that review months ago, I did it under my other name (Tsunami); that's why I got notified that a genius commented on your review.
:/


message 138: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Stacy wrote: "Merry Christmas Jeffrey!!!!!!"

Thank you Stacy! Merry Christmas to you too.


message 137: by Stacy

Stacy Merry Christmas Jeffrey!!!!!!


message 136: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Jacob wrote: "Thank you for adding me in, you shall be welcome in my library.
Coffee´s on the right, liquor on the left, smoking allowed."


Thank you kindly sir! I'm always glad to hear someone refer to their books as a library. You are welcome in mine as well! I see you are a Chatwin man as well. It reminds me that I'm long overdue to reread them so I can review them. Great to make your acquaintance!


message 135: by Jacob

Jacob Overmark Thank you for adding me in, you shall be welcome in my library.
Coffee´s on the right, liquor on the left, smoking allowed.


message 134: by E

E long time no see on this page.....


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Jeffrey Keeten Dragana wrote: "Thank you very much for accepting my friend request. Have a beautiful day."

You are most welcome Dragana! Thanks for the request.


message 132: by Dragana

Dragana J. Thank you very much for accepting my friend request. Have a beautiful day.


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Jeffrey Keeten Mike wrote: "I've enjoyed the heck out of your reviews and the discussions within, Jeffrey. I'm honored by the friend invite."

Thanks for accepting Mike! You've been a great supporter of what I'm trying to do with my reviews.


message 130: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Deanna wrote: "Thank you for the friend-invite Jeffrey! It's great to "meet" you :)"

Thanks for accepting Deanna! Your reviews are great!


message 129: by Mike

Mike I've enjoyed the heck out of your reviews and the discussions within, Jeffrey. I'm honored by the friend invite.


message 128: by Deanna

Deanna Thank you for the friend-invite Jeffrey! It's great to "meet" you :)


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Jeffrey Keeten Clara wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request...:)!"

You are welcome. Clara thanks for asking!


message 126: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Christin wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request. I love your reviews and look forward to reading more!"

Thanks for asking Christin! Thanks also for the kind words about my reviews. :-)


message 125: by Christin

Christin Thank you for accepting my friend request. I love your reviews and look forward to reading more!


message 124: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Sumeyya wrote: "Hi Jeffrey! :) Thank you for accepting my friend request! I am new here and just started writing reviews. I'm looking forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations."

You are most welcome! Thanks for asking. Welcome to GR!


message 123: by Sumeyya

Sumeyya Hi Jeffrey! :) Thank you for accepting my friend request! I am new here and just started writing reviews. I'm looking forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations.


message 122: by Akemi

Akemi G. Hi, I was looking at my piles of books that I've accumulated thinking I'd read one day, and noticed something: they are all foreign books translated into English, and many are classics. I'm not against world lit, but aren't there any interesting books originally written in English and recently published?

You're my most well-read GR friend, so can you help me with some recs? I'm interested in books that are:
* Written in English originally (not translation)
* Published, say, after 1950.
* Most interested in novels of about 50k-120k words (maybe 180-400 pages). Not that I don't read short stories or longer sagas, but I find this is a good length. And let's talk about novels, not plays, of now.
* As long as it tells a good story, I like it, although my fav is love stories (NOT romances). It's surprisingly hard to find excellent love stories, that are not shallow, not boring, not predictable.
* NO horrors, dystopian, and probably not mysteries (although I used to love Christie.)

I'd really appreciate your suggestions. ^_^


message 121: by Akemi

Akemi G. Paul wrote: "Akemi wrote: "Hi, Jeff,

You asked me which Japanese books might be interesting to read. You probably said that just to be nice, but here are my recs anyway:

I am a serious fan of The Tale Of Genj..."


I probably haven't read it. Are we talking about Eiji Yoshikawa?


message 120: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten ♰Қєℓℓу✧Ƈαяρє ∂ιєм♰ wrote: "Hi Jeffrey, thanks for accepting my friend request! I hope to chat with you some time soon! :)"

Thanks for asking Kelly! Shoot me a PM anytime.


Kelly Brigid ♡ Hi Jeffrey, thanks for accepting my friend request! I hope to chat with you some time soon! :)


message 118: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Keeten Glenn wrote: "Hi Jeffrey,
Thanks again for reading my review of Herbin - The Plastic Alphabet. I thought you might enjoy how your name translates into a Herbin painting using the letters of your name from his p..."


Wow! Thanks Glenn! I'm keeping that for a background on my computer. I appreciate you sending it to me.


message 117: by Glenn (last edited Oct 02, 2015 11:53AM)

Glenn Russell Hi Jeffrey,
Thanks again for reading my review of Herbin - The Plastic Alphabet. I thought you might enjoy how your name translates into a Herbin painting using the letters of your name from his plastic alphabet:




Kells Next Read Hi Jeffrey,

Thanks for accepting my friend request...Looking forward to chatting with you on GR.


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