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 heroic fantasy. He is currently seeking representation while working on a space opera. 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. Wednesday nights, he exacts his cruelest plots upon his tabletop RPG group, Material Components, and the after-school program, The Heroes' Guild.  

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