Welcome to the “The Haunted Pen,” the official website of Dave Burnham – horror and dark fiction author. I write chilling short stories, novellas, and novels.

Take some time to explore my site, where you can discover more about my quest to become a published author – and anything else horror related I think you’ll find interesting. I have such sights to show you…

Please contact me directly at dmbhauntedpen (at) gmail.com if you’d like to know more about my writing.


Cathartic Screams

This paranormal collection by Severance Publications features my gothic horror tale “Nevermore.”

Synopsis – “A tyrannical father of supreme wealth exerts a stranglehold over his daughter Isabella. Choosing a suitor of the peasant class, he forbids her to see him. After having his staff detain the man, the couple can no longer elope, their lovelorn mentality consumes them. An ethereal conversation reveals far more to the story.”

Available now on Amazon.



The right words are better than 1,000 pictures…

“Sweet! A breath of fresh air!”
DarcWorX on “You Can’t Always Get What You Want

“I loved it. Those monks looking up the definition of ‘celibacy’ on Google nearly made me laugh out loud! More, please!”
Agnieszka Hałas on “A Bad Case of Death – When Drebin Met Marlowe


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