Episode 109 – Peter Keim writes fiction – westerns, murder mysteries, zombie, zombie westerns, and Christian spiritual novels.

Show Overview

  • Peter Keim made a career in advertising and nearing retirement, decided to dabble in writing. He classifies his writing as a hobby, mainly because he’s had no formal training to write, but has managed to write 43 novels. He write westerns, murder mysteries, zombie, zombie westerns, and christian spiritual novels. He was drawn to the western culture as a child. In this interview Peter shares his tips for research, writing westerns, how he markets his books, how he got into writing zombie western books, and much more.


  • Fiction (westerns, murder mysteries, zombie, zombie westerns, and Christian spiritual).

My Books

My Writing Motivation

  • I’m motivated by what my book can do. How can someone benefit from my book beside just enjoying a good book? I’ve written three books for a small local town that they use as a fundraiser.

The Most Important Thing I Learned About Writing

  • I think anybody that wants to write and isn’t sure about it, you just have to do it. Don’t worry about grammar and indenting – that can be fixed later. The key is to just continue to do it.
I think anybody that wants to write and isn’t sure about it, you just have to do it. ~ Peter Randolph Keim Click To Tweet

Lesson I’ve Learned

  • I am much more confident in my writing. I’m not afraid to put it out there. I know I can write and write successfully.

My Most Difficult Writing Challenge

  • For me, the challenge is how to start a story. I like fast paced stuff. Sometimes I’ll put off writing until I have the start. It’s where do I start? How do I take that start and get to where I want to go?

My Most Rewarding Moment as an Author

  • I gave a copy of one of my books, Annie’e Wand, to a lady going through chemo cancer treatments. She told me it helped her go through her treatment better than any other time.

The Best Advice on Writing I Ever Received

  • I had shared one of my books with another western writer and he told me to keep writing, how he enjoyed the book. That was helpful because he was a highly successful author.

My Best Advice for Struggling Writers

  • You have to write. You have to write, write, and write. Take it seriously.

What Writing Success Means to Me

  • It’s getting a new book back from the publisher and seeing that everything I did and all the hours were successful, and the feedback from readers is good. I enjoy every aspect of it.

The Author That Inspires Me

How To Find Me

From My Perspective

  • In this From My Perspective segment of the show, I talk about inspiration and how writers can inspire others.

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