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David J. Keffer was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He pursued a technical education earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. After a year as a post-doctoral scholar at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., he began his career as an engineering professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he remains today. He has published about 90 technical papers in archival journals.

Outside of engineering, David Keffer studied world literature and creative writing. He has published analytical articles on the works of Primo Levi and Kobo Abe. He created various reading aids to several classical Chinese novels. Over the past two decades, David Keffer has been active writing novels, poetry and stories. Several novels and illustrated stories are available from the Poison Pie Publishing House at

David Keffer lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, Lynn, and two children. As a family, they enjoy hiking through the local mountains and are always on the look-out for poison pie and other ambivalent mushrooms that dot the landscape.


The Continuing Exploits of Alton & Eugenia

Authored by David J Keffer

It's not always easy to make the world a better place, even for Eugenia, the greatest sorceress of our age. Her mission was simply stated, though not to easy to accomplish, to reduce the sum total of misery on planet Earth. To aid her in this endeavor was her comrade in arms, Alton, a reluctant zombie, unwilling to come to terms with either his death or his love for Eugenia. In this second volume of stories, we observe Alton set loose upon the world, well intentioned but wreaking havoc due to his lackluster understanding of the human heart. Eventually, reunited with Eugenia, they undertake their most ambitious endeavor to date, a daring strike at the very wellspring of human misery. To do so, they must enlist the aid of none other than Poison Pie, Man of the Mushroom People, who makes an early literary debut here. Written from the fall of 1999 through the summer of 2000, these ten stories tell of the continuing exploits of Alton and Eugenia. The stories include "The Sound Effects of A Successful Hug", "The Hypothesis of Fingers", "Mycanthropy", "Californium-252, Here We Come" and six others. Also included as a bonus story is "The Apocalyptic Wooing of Miss Darla Pinker", which is of the same provenance as the rest of the stories in "Perhaps" and which asked not to be forgotten.

Publication Date:
1483963934 / 9781483963938
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Literary

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