Paul Keene

Paul Keene creates fiction that offers hope for the most basic human condition. His first three books (a coming of age trilogy) tells the story of talented musician Conor Kelman, an impulsive kid who searches for something to call his own. When not writing, you'll find the author in the backyard tending the herb garden, or drinking bold coffee with a book in hand.

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Author Biography

Paul Keene writes fiction filled with hope, humor and a touch of the supernatural. His first three books (a coming of age trilogy) tells the story of talented musician Conor Kelman, an impulsive kid drawn to addictive behaviors who searches to fit in and find something to call his own. The author grew up near the banks of the Snake River, separating Idaho and Oregon. He watched geese fly overhead, listened to sounds of nature, and experienced the strength of the river's undercurrent.Today, the former teacher and school principal writes in the Idaho home shared with his wife, daughter, three pugs and a Labradoodle. When not writing, he explores the outdoors, tends to the herb garden, and reads on the patio with a mug of bold coffee at hand.

Books by Paul Keene

Within Time (Running Nowhere Trilogy Book 3)


Conor's addictive and impulsive behaviors make him a prime target for those who take advantage of the upcoming star. He takes to the world of rampant sex, parties, pills and alcohol not knowing his life will turn upside down as his career and life itself fall in the hands of others. In the end, he must choose between music and the girl that loves him—or a little white house in the orchard and the girl that brings back memories.

Between Pieces (Running Nowhere Trilogy Book 2)


Teenager Conor Kelman starts high school in a new town determined to make friends. A small group of students with their own brand of bizarre behavior accepts him. He watches life from the outside as they take him on a roller coaster of parties, drinking, girls and tragedy.

Among the Jimson Weeds (Running Nowhere Trilogy Book 1)


Conor Kelman, a young man coming of age in the 50s is in a constant state of awkward discomfort. Outwardly, he searches for something to call his own--girlfriend, guitar, a little white house in an apple orchard. Inwardly, Conor hangs from a cliff by his fingertips. The visions that play in his head haunt and distract. They won't stop no matter how fast or far he runs. Journey with Conor and discover the joy growing within the pain.