Welcome to the roads of my imagination...
an oak lined, cobblestone road that always leads to adventure
Cover Reveal for Iron Lotus
Book Three of the Iron Chronicles
Alexander Armitage is back in the
thrilling conclusion to The Iron Chronicles. Refusing to return to Eton College, Alexander
joins the Sky Raiders as a crewman on the aero-dirigible, Sparrowhawk. With Genevieve,
the baron’s daughter, captured by the vile Colonel Hendrix, Alexander races to
the top of the world, and discovers the terrifying machines created by the
Golden Circle to enslave the world. Betrayed by his allies, and aided by a
mysterious woman and her clockwork owl, the race is on from the snow-covered
peaks of the Himalayas, to the shining capital of the New World.
In a steam-powered Victorian world
where pirates prowl the sky and secret societies determine the future like a
game of chess, Alexander learns that it is not gender, race, or age that
determines a warriors worth as he is forced to choose between becoming a knight,
or one of the Four Iron Horsemen.
Coming November 22, 2016 from Treehouse Publishing Group
A Clockwork Heart
My award winning steampunk short story
Available as an ebook
The 7th Annual Festival for the Writer
Presented by St. Louis Writers Guild
Saturday, August 6
10am - 2pm
Free and open to all Writers
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer Rd.
I will be presenting 3 by 3, The Parts of a Story
for Young Writers in 4th - 8h Grades!
Learn what a story needs, and about the
Young Writers Awards, SLWG's youth writing contest!
Brad R. Cook is at B-Fest
An Iron Chronicles Book Signing at B-Fest
Barnes & Noble, Chesterfield
1600 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Saturday, June 11, at 1pm
Join me as well as two other Young Adult authors - Laura Nowlin & Mandy Ruzicka - for a fun book event!
A free gear pin with every book!
Villains vs Villains Panelist at Wizard World Comic Con, St. Louis!
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Find out about my appearance at Wizard World Comic Con, St. Louis - Her
Plus, I will be unveiling the cover for Iron Lotus, Book III of The Iron Chronicles!
I will be presenting Inventions of Fantasy: The Real Science of Steampunk
at the St. Louis Science Center's First Friday event!
March 4, 2016 in the Omnimax Theater - 8pm
There are a ton of activities and most of them are Free!
I'll also be introducing the movie at 10pm - League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Book two of The Iron Chronicles
To be released November 24, 2015
Armitage is back in the thrilling sequel to IRON HORSEMEN. It’s been almost a
year since he saved London, and life has returned to the structured days at
Eton College, a place he still doesn’t fit in. When a series of murders strike campus,
they are blamed on the visiting Zulu delegation. But Alexander has his doubts. In his search for the truth, he finds himself
embroiled in the baron’s daughter’s dark past as they are captured and taken by
armored Milli-train to the hidden city of the sky pirates. The chase is on,
from the cobbled streets of London, to the great deserts and savannas of
In a steam-powered Victorian
world where pirates prowl the sky and secret societies determine the future
like a game of chess, Alexander learns the difference between what is savage or
noble, while discovering the power within himself.
Get your copy of Iron Zulu today!
FInd it online
or better yet drop by your favorite independent bookstore and order it there.
If you're in St. Louis, drop by Main Street Books and get a not-so-secretly-signed copy today!
Iron Zulu was released on November 24, 2015!
treehouse publishing group
Book one of The Iron Chronicles
a Y/A Steampunk Adventure!
Alexander Armitage doesn't fit in at Eton College. Not only
is he an American, his father, the newest professor at school, is obsessed with
ancient languages and the dusty old books he makes Alexander study. When his
father is kidnapped, Alexander gladly leaves this world behind and finds
himself partnered with a baron's daughter, her little bronze dragon, and an
eclectic crew of Sky Raiders in a quest to find him. When their search leads
them to Malta, they discover a secret society intent on unleashing the four
ancient horsemen and destroying the reins of power in London.
In a steam-powered Victorian world where pirates prowl the
sky and secret societies determine the future like a game of chess, Alexander
must confront the harsh legacy of the divided country he left behind, a new
aristocratic world that rejects him, and the overwhelming pressure of being
offered to become a Horseman himself.
High Adventure in the Age of Industry
Iron Horsemen by Brad R. Cook
e-book on multiple platforms
Amazon | B&N | BAM
December 2, 2014 from treehouse publishing group
Order Iron Horsemen online or better yet,
drop by your local independent bookstore and
Learn more about the artists and cover designer
who made this great cover on The Writers' Lens - Cover
Visit Alexander's Sketchbook
Iron Horsemen tied for 4th
Best New Steampunk Novel
in the 2014 P&E Readers Poll!
IRON ZULU, book II of The Iron Chronicles coming in Nov 2015!
Launch party for Iron Zulu is
November 28, 2015
Main Street Books in Historic St. Charles!
Join me for Small Business Saturday!
Launch Party for IRON ZULU at Main Street Books
Join me for the release of Iron Zulu, the thrilling sequel of Iron Horsemen at Main Street Books, and celebrate Small Business Saturday!
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Main Street Books
307 S. Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
Steampunkers, spend the day on historic Main Street!
A gear pin with every book!
Support an independent bookstore on Small Business Saturday!
Signed copies of Iron Zulu and Iron Horsemen make great gifts for the book lover on your list!
Teen Fandom Con 2015!
Saturday, June 13th
I will be speaking and signing books at Teen Fandom Con
Stop by the Writing the Sword Fight panel
With live demonstrations - yes, real sword fighting
Spencer Hill Branch
10am to 5pm
Panels, Games, Trivia, Cosplay, Food Trucks, an Exhibit Hall, and much more...
Plus bestselling authors
New York Times Bestselling Author Heather Brewer, USA Today Bestselling Author Wendy Higgins, and Cole Gibsen.
The adventure continues at Teen Fandom Con!
Big News at Teen Fandom Con - the unveiling of the cover and artwork for Iron Zulu!
Follow along at #TeenFanCon
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St. Louis Reflections
An Anthology by St. Louis Writers Guild in Honor its 90th Anniversary
Over 45 poems, essays, short stories, and memories all by members of St. Louis Writers Guild
Order it online at STLBooks.com, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.
Find it at a local bookstore like STLBooks and Left Bank Books
Or stop by a SLWG Event, like Workshops for Writers, the Holiday Book Fair, or Writers in the Park
I have two pieces in the anthology,
90 Years and Thriving! and Clayton: The Little City
I hope you have as much fun reading it as we had putting it together.
A Literary Magazine by St. Louis Writers Guild