Kealan Patrick Burke
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Kealan Patrick Burke

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 rock 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 number of his books have been optioned for film.

Visit him on the web at www.kealanpatrickburke.com.

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    • Garden of Fiends

    • Tales of Addiction Horror
    • By: Mark Matthews, Kealan Patrick Burke, Jack Ketchum, and others
    • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The stories inside feature the insidious nature of addiction told with compassion yet searing honesty....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Freaked me out!

    • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Kin

    • By: Kealan Patrick Burke
    • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    On a scorching hot summer day in Elkwood, Alabama, Claire Lambert staggers naked, wounded, and half-blind away from the scene of an atrocity....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • MOTHER IN BED

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Currency of Souls

    • By: Kealan Patrick Burke
    • Narrated by: Rich Miller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Welcome to Eddie's Tavern, the only functioning waterhole in a near-dead town. Among the people you'll meet tonight are: Tom, Milestone's haunted lawman, who walks in the shadow of death; Gracie, the barmaid, a wannabe actress....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WHOA! NOW THAT'S INTERESTING!

    • By Victoria Haugen on 08-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dark Screams, Volume Five

    • By: Kealan Patrick Burke, Mick Garris, Del James, and others
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    "Everything You've Always Wanted" by Mick Garris: It was supposed to be the night of his life - a celebration of his one hit slasher flick. But the price of admission is higher....

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Turtle Boy

    • By: Kealan Patrick Burke
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    School is out and summer has begun. For 11 year old Timmy Quinn and his best friend Pete Marshall, the dreary town of Delaware, Ohio becomes a place of magic, hidden treasure and discovery....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Scary little story

    • By happyjo on 07-07-17

    Regular price: $10.49

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