My name is Michael Burke. I grew up in Massachusetts in the South Shore area. I’ve been an athlete and avid outdoorsman all my life, and I feel that the philosophies I learned in those disciplines have transcended into my writing. I have been heavily influenced by British Romanticism, American Transcendentalism, Greek and Eastern thought, as well as contemporary comedians and film. I hope one day to be a story teller of some sort. I believe telling stories is a vital part of our culture and it is a sincere passion of mine. While I’m not writing I enjoy books, exercise, and rum.