Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My author/novelist/poet/writer «CV»

Completed novels:

The Defenseless 1973 – 1982, 2002 - 2004, 2010
The Slaves 1977, 1982 – 1984, 2004 - 2005, 2010
Birds Flying the Dark 1984 – 1986, 2004 - 2006
From the Ashes 1986 – 1987
There was no summer 1987 – 1989
Dreams Belong to the Night 1989 – 1991, 1997 – 1999, 2002 - 2003 (Published 2002)
ShadowWalk 1989 – 1993, 1998 – 2001, 2004 (Published 2003)
Night on Earth 1991 – 2004, 2010
Thunder Road: Ice and Fire 1994 – 2002
Your Own Fate 1997 – 2000, 2003 - 2004, 2010
Alarums of Reality 2001, 2004 – 2010

From the Ashes and There was no summer aren’t yet ready for publication. The rest, with a little bit of final polishing, are.

Some novels well under way, the start year(s):

At the End of the Rainbow 1995, 2005
The Hitchhiker in the Woods 1999
Season of the Witch 2001
Fangs and Claws of the Earth 2001, 2010
Footprints on the Water 2001
Phoenix Green Earth 2002
Afterglow Dust 2004
Red Shadow 2006
Falling 2006
Black Dragon 2008

I used to do all of those, and also other projects simultaneously, but I finally overextended myself, and something had to give. Now, as a general rule I focus on a few of them, those closest to completion.

Short stories:

Fire Burning in the Wind 1999
Death and the Maiden 1999
Tall and big blonde girl 2010

Movie scripts:

Exodus (short) 1997
One day in the life of John Smith (short) 1997
Hidden World 1997 – 2006
Earth and Sky, Day and Night episode one: Resurrection Dreams 2001 - 2007
Confessions of a Midnight Cannibal (short) 2007 – 2009

Working on:

Travels and Revels, Life and Magick, Tales from Hell and Beyond - Aleister Crowley
A Meaningless Story

Theater script (never written down anywhere except excerpts in the novels Dreams Belong to the Night and Thunder Road):

The Gray Fog – A Shakespeare-inspired collage 1988 – 1993, performance street theater, played in the streets of London and throughout Europe.

Collections of poems:

The Green Rose 1990 – 1993, 1995
Cry of the Jester 1993
Poems of the Hot Wind 1994 – 1996
Travels and Revels, Life and Magick, Tales from Hell and Beyond - Aleister Crowley 1995
The Infinity Cycle 1995 – 1998
CHRONICLES OF OUR DREAMS - Dreamed 1998 – 2001
Diary of a Traveling Man 2002
The Beautiful, Exciting World in Pieces 2003

Work in progress:

Secrets: Descriptions of what cannot be described 2003. Completion planned 2015.


While writing this I went through all my old archives, those still in existence, the final gasps of broken hard-drives and stuff, very interesting.

I did an insane amount of work from November 2003 to August 2005, about a million words.

My first computer, purchased 1995 revolutionized my work. It meant I was able to do more, easily work on several projects simultaneously. The delete and cut, copy and paste functions meant no more crumbled paper in the waste basket or badly working correction ink. I’ve done far more during these 15 years, compared to the 20 before.

And even more important: The non-expensive computer led to the Internet and non-expensive independent publication and eventually world-wide distribution.

I’m now more than ready to get all my work out there, to anybody interested.

I, being idle and also circumstances beyond my control have postponed this for at least four years, but no longer.

Firewind - my stories, art and poems on the Web

The Janus Clan

ShadowWalk

Read also these articles:

My fifty cents

True artistic freedom

Labeling and genre writing

Alarums of reality

The difficulties in describing a complex storyline

3 comments:

Darla said...

That is an impressive body of work you have there, Herr Keppler.
Rousing in its volume. Evocative titles. This stirs my ink up.

Amos Keppler said...

Thank you :)

Just you wait, until you start reading 'em. Then you'll truly be fired up!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you really are brilliant! What a genius.