KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life

ramblings from a mad fedora'd writer

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Keith R.A. DeCandido
18 April 1969
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Author, editor, musician, baseball fan, and all-around long-haired hippie weirdo freak.

I've written a whole lot of novels, novellas, short stories, eBooks, comic books, and nonfiction, a good chunk of them in various media tie-in universes: Battletech, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cars, Command and Conquer, Doctor Who, Dungeons & Dragons, Farscape, Firefly/Serenity, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Kung Fu Panda, Leverage, Magic: The Gathering, Marvel Comics, Resident Evil, The Scattered Earth, Sleepy Hollow, Star Trek, StarCraft, Supernatural, World of Warcraft, The X-Files, Xena, Young Hercules, and Zorro.

I've also got several stories out in my own universe of high-fantasy police procedurals, including novels (Dragon Precinct, Unicorn Precinct, Goblin Precinct, and Gryphon Precinct, with Mermaid Precinct coming in 2015, along with audios of the first four novels), and several short stories (all now available in Tales from Dragon Precinct). In 2011, I debuted Super City Police Department, a new series of novels about cops in a city filled with superheroes and super-villains, which so far includes the novel The Case of the Claw and a short story in the With Great Power anthology. And I've written bunches of urban fantasy short stories set in Key West, Florida featuring a special young woman named Cassie Zukav, many of which are in the collection Ragnarok and Roll, published in 2013.

I'm also an editor, both of dozens of anthologies (most recently Doctor Who: Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership, Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War, Star Trek: Tales from the Captain's Table, and Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction) and several book lines (the Marvel Comics novels published by Berkley from 1994-2000, the monthly Star Trek eBook line published by Pocket from 2000-2008). I'm currently offering editorial services to any writers who might need some professional work on their novels and/or short stories via KRADitorial.

Musically, I'm a percussionist, currently with the parody band, the Boogie Knights. I've also played on stage and/or in the studio with the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, David Honigsberg, Steve Rosenhaus, and the Randy Bandits.

I've posted a general intro on my LJ here (updated 12 January 2015), and the most up-to-date version of my bibliography is here (updated 24 August 2014).

Go to my web site at DeCandido.net for more fun stuff.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
---Woody Allen

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