Jessica Burke

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation Teacher & Writer
Location Staten Island, NY, United States
Introduction A self-professed Geek with studies ranging from anthropology, myth, and folklore, to Anglo-Saxon, Arthurian, and Medieval literature, to Abrahamic and Pagan theology, to vampyres, faeries, monsters, and much in-between. I first experienced the realm of faerie after a quest to the N.Y. Public Library, at the age of five, where I discovered a recording of Professor Tolkien reading “Riddles in the Dark” from The Hobbit. I'm the editor, along with colleagues Anthony Burdge and Kristine Larsen, of _The Mythological Dimensions_ series from Kistune press. Vol. 1, _The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who_ was published in May 2010. Vol. 2, _The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman_ is set for 2012. I’m an avid artist & use a variety of media from paint to beadwork to woodworking. Info on my forthcoming projects & all sorts of neat stuff like _The Mythological Dimensions_ series can be found on “Comfy Chair: New York’s Doctor Who Fanzine” (, at the official blog for Heren Istarion: The Northeast Tolkien Society, and at “Green and Growing” (
Interests Writing, caring for the planet, cats, ghosthunting, Doctor Who, vampyres, tea, warm pajamas, tortas, the moon, beautiful art, embroidery, beads, Elves, dragons, R-O-U-S-es, scarves, Tolkien, Converse, witches & wizards, Gaiman, books, star gazing, sunshine, treees, & getting enough sleep...
Favorite Movies Clerks, Star Wars (the original trilogy--need you ask?), Avatar, Kick Ass, Amelie, and so many more...
Favorite Music Omnia, DCD, Loreena McKennit, Mediaeval Baebes...
Favorite Books The Lord of the Rings, Dracula, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, American Gods, Beowulf, The EarthSea Trilogy, and many many more