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Kealan Patrick Burke
Born and raised in Dungarvan, Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of five novels (Master of the Moors, Currency of Souls, Kin, The Living, and Nemesis: The Death of Timmy Quinn), over a hundred short stories, four collections (Ravenous Ghosts, The Number 121 to... show more

Born and raised in Dungarvan, Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of five novels (Master of the Moors, Currency of Souls, Kin, The Living, and Nemesis: The Death of Timmy Quinn), over a hundred short stories, four collections (Ravenous Ghosts, The Number 121 to Pennsylvania & Others, Theater Macabre, and The Novellas), and editor of four acclaimed anthologies (Taverns of the Dead, Quietly Now: A Tribute to Charles L. Grant, Brimstone Turnpike, and Tales from the Gorezone, proceeds from which were donated to children's charity PROTECT.)Kealan has worked as a waiter, a drama teacher, a mapmaker, a security guard, an assembly-line worker at Apple Computers, a salesman (for a day), a bartender, landscape gardener, vocalist in a grunge band, and, most recently, a fraud investigator. He also played the male lead in Slime City Massacre, director Gregory Lamberson's sequel to his cult B-movie classic Slime City, alongside scream queens Debbie Rochon and Brooke Lewis.When not writing, Kealan designs covers for print and digital books through his company Elderlemon Design. To date he has designed covers for books by Richard Laymon, Brian Keene, Scott Nicholson, Bentley Little, William Schoell, and Hugh Howey, to name a few.In what little free time remains, Kealan is a voracious reader, movie buff, videogamer (Xbox), and road-trip enthusiast.A movie based on his short story "Peekers" is currently in development through Lionsgate Entertainment.
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Bark's Book Nonsense
Bark's Book Nonsense rated it 2 months ago
This is a truly excellent collection of short stories all about the struggle of addiction. All have a horror twist and there isn’t a dud in the bunch. If I didn’t have to work, feed and clean up after people all the live-long day, I would’ve finished it in one sitting because it’s that good. I’m not...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 3 months ago
Garden of Fiends is an unflinching and intense collection of addiction stories from some of the best authors in the business. It is not for the weak of heart, but neither is addiction. Let's take a brief, but closer look at the tales within: A Wicked Thirst by Kealan Patrick Burke: Alcoholism is n...
Kitty Horror
Kitty Horror rated it 6 months ago
A standalone prequel to a new series, this short read details the beginnings of a town affected by amnesia. Glenn is a resident of Kincaid, his life is slipping out of control a little as he is passed over for promotion and has had no luck getting a second job to maintain his family's financial secu...
sherrysniderfundin
sherrysniderfundin rated it 9 months ago
I have read so many books and don’t have time to do long reviews for all of them, but I do want to share my thoughts. So…here is my… One Sentence Review Where Darkness Dwells by Glen R Krisch Goodreads / Amazon MY REVIEW Coal mining and the great depression are horrors in their own righ...
Soze Says
Soze Says rated it 1 year ago
A decent if largely predictable story that mixes ghosts, revenge and a coming of age tale, The Turtle Boy apparently kick-started Kealan Patrick Burke's career and for that I'm grateful. However it reads like an early novella in that it lacks much of the polish and incredible wordsmithing that Burke...
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