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Jason Tennant is a writer of horror novels whose career is mired somewhere south of success.

Kent Gray is a popular author of so-called "sex-fi" novels, and the object of Jason Tennant's professional jealousy.

At the Aurora Science Fiction & Horror Convention, these two men will meet and the motto "Better Read Than Dead" will be put to the ultimate test.

With an introduction by Jack Ketchum. More

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Words: 24,540
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452434483
About 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 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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Review by: Scarlett Publishing on Nov. 24, 2011 :
Burke's writing is sheer poetry and his use of metaphors ranges from amusing to intriguing. As a horror writer who attends conventions myself, I felt an affinity to the story that perhaps the average reader might not have. I did have to chuckle a few times when Burke's native slang comes through this "American" piece but it makes it more fun. This is well-written and doesn't really go where you think it will, which in itself, is a treat.

Sèphera Girón
(reviewed long after purchase)

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