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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 ga...more


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The Turtle Boy (Timmy Quinn...
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Kin
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Underneath
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 276 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The Hides (Timmy Quinn #2)
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 237 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Vessels (Timmy Quinn #3)
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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The Grief Frequency
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The Tent
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Description: This is an excerpt from THE TURTLE BOY, the first novella in the Timmy Quinn series, which includes THE HIDES, VESSELS, and PEREGRINE'S TALE, and will conclude with my current work-in-progress, NEMESIS.
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“Horror itself is a bit of a bullied genre, the antagonist being literary snobbery and public misconception. And I think good horror tackles our darkest fears, whatever they may be. It takes us into the minds of the victims, explores the threats, disseminates fear, studies how it changes us. It pulls back the curtain on the ugly underbelly of society, tears away the masks the monsters wear out in the world, shows us the potential truth of the human condition. Horror is truth, unflinching and honest. Not everybody wants to see that, but good horror ensures that it's there to be seen.”
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“Finch was his own country, the government unstable, the population volatile.”
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“It was fun watching the cigarette smoke develop into words until he saw what they said.”
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“For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.”
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“Being scared isn't the problem. It's not running away that's the hard part.”
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“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ”
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“Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.”
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“Somewhere beyond the sink-hole, past the magnolia, under the live oaks, a boy and a yearling ran side by side, and were gone forever.”
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Kealan Burke Carla ☺Did I Say That☺ wrote: "Holy Shit!!..Okay I'm a fan..so I'm trippin!!
Thanks so much for the friendvite Kealan..absolutely love your writing..can wait to read more!!"


You're very welcome, Carla, and thank you! Your enthusiastic review (and hilarious commentary) on JACK & JILL just made my day :)


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Kealan Burke Chad B. wrote: "Kealan, thank you for accepting my friend request. I've downloaded The Turtle Boy, looking forward to reading it."

You're very welcome, Chad, and I hope you enjoy THE TURTLE BOY!


Carla ☺Did I Say That☺ Holy Shit!!..Okay I'm a fan..so I'm trippin!!
Thanks so much for the friendvite Kealan..absolutely love your writing..can wait to read more!!


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Kealan Burke Thanks Stuart! We Burkes get around, and that's just the ones we know about!

Stuart wrote: "Thanks for bringing me into the fold, Kealand. Quite impressive resume, especially salesmen for a day. :-) You're my third Burke friend; 2 in real life. The Burkes have a mighty good line. Best of ..."


message 28: by Stuart

Stuart Land Thanks for bringing me into the fold, Kealand. Quite impressive resume, especially salesmen for a day. :-) You're my third Burke friend; 2 in real life. The Burkes have a mighty good line. Best of luck with your stories.


message 27: by Dustin

Dustin Thank you, my friend!:)


message 26: by Kealan

Kealan Burke And the same to you, Dustin!

Dustin wrote: "Hi, good day, Kealan!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)


Thank you so much for adding me to your Friend's list, it is an honor to befriend you. Have a wonderful day and week!"



message 25: by Dustin

Dustin Hi, good day, Kealan!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)


Thank you so much for adding me to your Friend's list, it is an honor to befriend you. Have a wonderful day and week!


message 24: by Kealan

Kealan Burke Carole wrote: "Hello, Kealan!
thanks for befriending me."


You're very welcome, Carole!


message 23: by Kealan

Kealan Burke Thanks Nancy!

Nancy wrote: "Hi Kealan,

Thanks for adding me to your circle of friends!
Looking forward to reading "The Turtle Boy".

-Nancy"



message 22: by Carole

Carole Gill Hello, Kealan!
thanks for befriending me.


message 21: by Kealan

Kealan Burke Janie wrote: "Thanks so much for the friend request! :)"

You're welcome, Janie!


message 20: by Janie

Janie Johnson Thanks so much for the friend request! :)


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Kealan Burke Nikki wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite, Kealan :)"

You're very welcome, Nikki, and thanks for accepting!


message 18: by Nikki

Nikki Thanks for the friend-vite, Kealan :)


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Kealan Burke Maciek wrote: "Hi Kealan! Thanks for the friend request! Looking forward to talking with you about books! :)"

Thanks Maciek! Likewise!


message 16: by Maciek

Maciek Hi Kealan! Thanks for the friend request! Looking forward to talking with you about books! :)


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Kealan Burke Jeff wrote: "Hey Kealan. Thanks for the friend request. I loved Kin. It was a great read. I had never heard of you before, but this site recommended several of your works. The Turtle Boy is next on my list."

You're welcome, Jeff, and thanks for reading KIN!


message 14: by Jeff

Jeff French Hey Kealan. Thanks for the friend request. I loved Kin. It was a great read. I had never heard of you before, but this site recommended several of your works. The Turtle Boy is next on my list.


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Kealan Burke Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "Hi Kealan. Thanks for the friendship invite. I am a pretty big Richard Matheson fan myself."

You're very welcome, Danielle! Matheson is a master.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) Hi Kealan. Thanks for the friendship invite. I am a pretty big Richard Matheson fan myself.


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Kealan Burke Jenn wrote: "Thanks for the request, Kealan!! This is the first time in I think over 10 years where I'm scared out of my mind while reading a book. My cats think I'm totally paranoid. I have 30% left & I don't ..."

Likewise, and I'm delighted the book had that effect on you! :-)


message 10: by Jenn

Jenn Thanks for the request, Kealan!! This is the first time in I think over 10 years where I'm scared out of my mind while reading a book. My cats think I'm totally paranoid. I have 30% left & I don't want it to end but I do ha.

Nice to meet you!


Kealan Burke T.j. wrote: "Hey, Kealan. Thanks for the friendship.

Man, I've got to tell you we're having a blast with Kin. I'm at about 80% and it's the first real rockin read I've had this year. Congrats on such a ba..."


Delighted to hear that, TJ!


Kealan Burke Recluse wrote: "Kealan,
Just wanted to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving."


Yikes, just seeing this now. Thank you sir!


message 7: by TJ

TJ Hey, Kealan. Thanks for the friendship.

Man, I've got to tell you we're having a blast with Kin. I'm at about 80% and it's the first real rockin read I've had this year. Congrats on such a badass book.

TJ


Jon Recluse Kealan,
Just wanted to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.


Kealan Burke krisabelle wrote: "Thank you for the friend request, Kealan! I read The Turtle Boy and The Hides on the same day and they were incredible. I can't wait to read more of your work!"

Thanks so much, Krisabelle! I'm delighted to hear that!


krisabelle Thank you for the friend request, Kealan! I read The Turtle Boy and The Hides on the same day and they were incredible. I can't wait to read more of your work!


The Book Posh Thanks for the friend request!! I am looking forward to reading Turtle Boy & Ravenous Ghosts!!


message 1: by Nancy

Nancy Hi Kealan,

Thanks for adding me to your circle of friends!
Looking forward to reading "The Turtle Boy".

-Nancy


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