GERRY BURKE is now established in his third career. His writing credentials were formulated during his time as an advertising copywriter and Creative Director, and it was during this time
that he first delved into the area of humor
in order to enhance his communications. In
an earlier life, Gerry was employed as an
accountant for a mining company.
The author’s career in advertising
took him to Britain, America, Hong Kong,
Singapore and a number of Australian cities,
and he has previously called on his memories
to provide locations for his short stories.
However this, his first full length novel, is set
in his home town of Melbourne and provides
fans with an insightful observation of Paddy
Pest in his formative tears.
The Hero of Hucklebuck Drive is Gerry’s
7th published volume and is the fifth to
feature the irascible discount detective,
Paddy Pest (aka Patrick Pesticide). In 2011
and 2012, the author was a finalist in the
USA Best Book Awards and in 2014 he won
an IPPY bronze medal for best fiction in
Australia and New Zealand.
Gerry is single and lives in Melbourne,
Australia, where he is a prominent racehorse
owner and breeder.