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, YA, and fantasy. He is currently seeking representation. His short fiction has appeared in several small-press publications including Hair Trigger and Storyteller. He serves as a teaching artist in Watkins College's Community Education program and the Porch Writers' Collective

Keith currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, the burlesque headmistress and performer, Freya West. He also tells stories through the after-school tabletop gaming organization The Heroes' Guild and the RPG design company, Material Components.  

Follow him on Instagram for pulpy fantasy art, lattes, and time-lapsed novel outlines.