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Born and raised in a small harbor town in the south of Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke knew from a very early age that he was going to be a horror writer. The combination of an ancient locale, a horror-loving mother, and a family full of storytellers, made it inevitable that he would end up telling stories for a living. Since those formative years, he has written five novels, over a hundred short stories, six collections, and edited four acclaimed anthologies. In 2004, he was honored with the Bram Stoker Award for his novella The Turtle Boy.
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, curriculum content editor, fiction editor at Gothic.net, and, most recently, a fraud investigator.
When not writing, Kealan designs book covers through his company Elderlemon Design.
A movie based on his short story "Peekers" is currently in development as a major motion picture.
Represented by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House Agency.
on Aug. 16, 2011 :
Another wonderful collection from one of the most gifted authors out there in any genre.
Briefly,I will talk about just the first story.I was in tears over the loss of the main protagonists wife.I have lost a spouse and this author was able to touch on just those things that I was thinking and feeling when it happened to me.
The other stories in the collection were as good as the first.This author has a way with words that is almost lyrical and he is able to get to the emotions under the emotions so well.
I stayed up late last night to finish this stellar collection and it was time very well spent.
(reviewed the day of purchase)