photo by Ryan Bent

Keith R. Potempa holds an M.F.A. in Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast Program, where he studied under Hugo and Bram Stoker award winning authors.

Keith has completed three novels to date in the genres of literary, young adult, and heroic fantasy. He is currently seeking representation. His short fiction has appeared in several small-press publications including Hair Trigger and Storyteller.

Keith currently resides in Nashville , Tennessee with his wife, the burlesque headmistress and performer, Freya West. He serves as a teaching artist in Watkins College's Community Education program and exacts his cruelest plots upon his tabletop RPG group, Material Components.

Follow him on Instagram for time-lapse videos of novel outlines and images of latte art next to illegible manuscripts or campy Sword & Sorcery novel covers