Author Archives: W. Keith Brenton

About W. Keith Brenton

W. Keith Brenton is a retired communication specialist, minister and passenger train conductor, living and writing in the historic resort village Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He is the widowed adoptive dad of Matt and Laura, and Pop-Pop to one grandchild. He enjoys drinking the local water, but unfortunately doesn’t look any younger than his actual age.

New Synopsis

Today I wrote new copy for the synopsis of the series for its Amazon page, emphasizing the mystery aspect of the books: A quaint Victorian village in the Ozarks. A history of haints and hauntings. And a secret of seven … Continue reading

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All Aboard!

One of the sources of information for my novels is the award-winning 1993 documentary filmed by Claude Wiatrowski called “All Aboard for Eureka!” I’ve owned both the commercially-sold VHS and DVD copies of the film, and a couple of years … Continue reading

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Ghost Hotel

If you’ve read “The People of the Waters” trilogy, you know that one character, Nate, has his own encounter with spirits in the Crescent Hotel — a well-known haunt of ghosts for decades. This episode of “Haunting History” (2015) has … Continue reading

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A Good Day

The horribly-performed, off-key flutophone parody of “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic” has been stuck in my head all day, and if I have to suffer with that knowledge, I refuse to suffer alone. In spite of that mind-numbing … Continue reading

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Fourth book

Some thoughts are coming together for a fourth book in the cycle. They are definitely out of nowhere and a surprise to me. That’s the way I like ‘em.

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Skylark Mission Patch

I needed to design a mission patch for the uniform of my character Stan Lowell for the fourth slide (see previous post) in my Facebook ad slideshow, so I scanned the art I created when I was about 14-15 years … Continue reading

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Possible Facebook Ad

I’ve been working on slides for a possible Facebook ad today, just submitted for review. They’re photoshopped from publicly-available NASA images and photos I’ve taken. Feel free to tell me what you think!

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Book Fair!

I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, I looked forward to Book Fair Day at school like nothing else. The elementary school gym would be spread with tables, and you and your parents could peruse the … Continue reading

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Two Down, One to Go

Another kind note from a friend on Facebook:

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Blue Ghost Fireflies

At one point in the story of The Water Cure, two of my characters discuss a phenomenon they have seen with their own eyes, and dismiss fireflies as an explanation for it. Fireflies, as everyone knows, glow yellow-green; not blue. … Continue reading

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