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Three interwoven stories, like threads in the rope of a noose, that span a century of intrigue, murder and good daughters of bad guys.

Burnt by Tim Kirk
Publication Date: June 24, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-938349-27-0
5x8, paperback, 125 pages
Suggested Retail Price: $20.00

Claremont, CA – April 3, 2015 – Pelekinesis is proud to announce the release of Tim Kirk's “Burnt”, a dark, multi-generational drama that follows three interwoven stories for nearly a century. It was originally written as an online serial, published weekly between January 2010 and February 2011.

The first tale begins in 1873, in the deserts that reach into Mexico where an outlaw and his daughter face crooked lawmen, horse thieves, a Padre named David, and a bloodthirsty posse. Another story unfolds in Los Angeles, establishing itself in 1923 before making its way through 1947, with an industrialist, a socialite, their daughter Lotus, and everyone from pioneering policewoman Minnie Barton to Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson and her Angelus Temple. The third and final story takes place in 1970 where a former professor looking for his estranged wife takes his young daughter on a desperate journey through the near-dead remains of a defunct counter-culture to a final confrontation with his guru father in the mountains of Colorado.

Each story is full of surprises that zig-zag across time and place and weave through history with imagination and intrigue.

Burnt by Tim Kirk will be available June 24, 2015 through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

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About the author

Tim Kirk is a writer and filmmaker. Among his films are Room 237, The Nightmare and Director's Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein. He lives in Los Angeles and is proud to produce Tom Explores Los Angeles and to have written the narration for the “Hall of The Crucifixion” presentation at Forest Lawn – Glendale.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is an independent book publishing company focusing on the development of literary-minded authors and artists by embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and creatively supporting the skills of these talented individuals. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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