Tim W. Burke spent the bulk of his childhood living within a mile of federal penitentiaries. He graduated from Temple University. His work history includes bowling pinsetter, martial arts instructor, movie usher, owner of a comic-book store, and video producer. He has produced commercials for small businesses and movies found on Netflix.

His humor has been called “hilarious” by The Fix, “amusing and enjoyable” by SFRevu, and “Mr. Rogers meets ‘Pee Wee’s Playhouse’ on crack” by FilmThreat. His horror stories have been called “notable” by Ellen Datlow and “awesome” by the editors at Pseudopod.

What I Like (suggestions welcome): Do you separate the artists from their works? Try to. Otherwise, your world will constrict from disappointments until you only allow yourself to read lunch receipts.

Authors: James Elroy, earlier Stephen King (the smaller books), Jack Ketchum, Shirley Jackson, Clive Barker, HP Lovecraft, Monty Python, Steve Martin, Robert Reed, Douglas Adams, Joyce Carol Oates, Truman Capote,

Music: The Cramps, X, PJ Harvey, ’80s Pop, Punk, Motown, David Bowie, moody goth chanteuses like Chelsea Wolfe and Lana Del Ray, still kind of into Prog Rock. I am an angry smartass calmed by harmonic love and womens’ voices.

Movies: Ensemble ’60s and ’70s Comedies (“It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”; “Kelly’s Heroes”), Simon Pegg’s Coronetto Trilogy, Black Mirror, claustrophobic and supernatural suspense. Cronenberg.

Omnivore, beer friendly, drugs meh.

Religion: Despairing, exasperated Agnostic. I would love for there to be a God or at least a Supernatural. I insist on capitalizing Heaven and Hell because people don’t take them seriously enough. Why aren’t more reclusive billionaires searching for the Afterlife? Whoever proves how the Afterlife actually works will end up ruling Civilization.

Currently faves, in that if I see it for a split second I must complete it: ‘Salems Lot, Shaun of the Dead, Kelly’s Heroes, The Dirty Dozen, The Matrix, Woody Allen essay collections,

Politics? Annoyed Liberal. “Liberal” in that I believe society should give a hand up to its citizens and keep exploitation to a manageable level, “Annoyed” that anyone in charge of any government will end up sociopathic.