Brad R. Cook

I see things that never were and say, why not?

Iron Horsemen was a finalist for Best Steampunk Novel in the 2014 P&E Readers Poll! 

It tied for 4th! 

Thank you to everyone who supported me, and congratulations to all the other winners. 
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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

Writers in the Park 2016
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 
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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
Iron Zulu 
Book two of The Iron Chronicles 
To be released November 24, 2015 

Alexander 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 Africa.


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
Iron Horsemen 

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


ISBN: 978-0989207951 


e-book on multiple platforms

ASIN: b00p199ywu

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 order it. 


Learn more about the artists and cover designer 
who made this great cover on The Writers' Lens - Cover

Visit Alexander's Sketchbook 
on the The  Sketchbook page - Alexander's Sketch Book 

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 
2-4 pm
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! 
Yummy treats 

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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Three Events a Month plus special events

Workshops for Writers
First Saturday 

Station Open Mic
Second Tuesday 
SLWG Author Series
Third Thursday 

Writers in the Park 
Started in 2010
A festival for the Writer!
held in August 

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, 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. 

The Scribe
A Literary Magazine by St. Louis Writers Guild