Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dead of Winter-- Kealan Patrick Burke

Referred to as "a newcomer worth watching" (Publishers Weekly), and "one of the most original authors in contemporary horror" (Booklist), Kealan Patrick Burke is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Currency of Souls, Master of the Moors, The Turtle Boy, The Hides, Vessels, and Midlisters.

Product description: A troubled man goes to desperate lengths to reconnect with his estranged daughters on Christmas Eve in "Visitation Rights". On a cold moonlit night, a young boy comes to believe that there is something not quite right about the snowmen in his yard in "Snowmen". An old man in mourning joins his friend on a late night trek through an eerily deserted town in search of a missing woman in "They Know". In "Doomsday Father Christmas", Santa Claus ponders what the world has become, and his place in it...And a long-suffering son spends one last Christmas with his ailing father while a blizzard whips the world into a frenzy in "Black Static".

From Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy, comes a quintet of stories designed to freeze the blood as you lose yourself in the horrors that await the DEAD OF WINTER.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
I think DEAD OF WINTER will appeal to fans of TV shows like The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt, and considering the season in which we find ourselves trapped, what better way to spend an afternoon than inside, away from the cold while you read about the terrible things that might be awaiting you out there in the snow...

Q: Why did you go indie?The majority of my books have been published as limited edition hardcovers over the past ten years, but because of the limitation on those editions, the prices have always been fairly high, and therefore too expensive for anyone but the hardcore collector. Indie publishing represents a great way to get those books before a wider audience at a much more affordable price.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Stephen King, John Connolly, Peter Straub, Bentley Little, Dan Simmons, Clive Barker, Charles L. Grant, Robert R. McCammon, Dean Koontz, F. Paul Wilson, and many others...

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