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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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Published: Dec. 16, 2010
Words: 24,540
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452434483
About Kealan Patrick Burke

Born and raised in Dungarvan, Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke is an award-winning author described as "a newcomer worth watching" (Publishers Weekly) and "one of the most original authors in contemporary horror" (Booklist).

Some of his works include the novels KIN, MASTER OF THE MOORS, CURRENCY OF SOULS and THE HIDES, the novellas THE TURTLE BOY (Bram Stoker Award Winner, 2004), VESSELS, MIDLISTERS, and JACK & JILL, and the collections RAVENOUS GHOSTS and THE NUMBER 121 TO PENNSYLVANIA & OTHERS (Bram Stoker Award-Nominee, 2009).

Kealan also edited the anthologies: TAVERNS OF THE DEAD (starred review, Publishers Weekly), BRIMSTONE TURNPIKE, QUIETLY NOW (International Horror Guild Award Nominee, 2004), the charity anthology TALES FROM THE GOREZONE and NIGHT VISIONS 12 (starred review, Publishers Weekly, British Fantasy Award & International Horror Guild Award nominee).

A movie based on his short story "Peekers", directed by Mark Steensland (DEAD @ 17), and scripted by veteran novelist Rick Hautala (Bedbugs, The Mountain King), screened at a variety of international film festivals and won a number of awards. You can view the film at the author's website.

As actor, Burke played the male lead in Greg Lamberson's film SLIME CITY MASSACRE, the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic SLIME CITY, which will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and Video On Demand in 2011.

Visit Kealan on the web at www.kealanpatrickburke.com

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Reviews

Review by: Scarlett Publishing on Nov. 24, 2011 : star star star star star
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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