Brad R. Cook

Historical Fantasy Author

 

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On LinkedIn

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On Instagram 

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Via Email

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The Writers' Lens 
www.thewriterslens.com 

Write Pack Radio 
www.blogspot.com/
writepackradio
@writepackradio 

SLWG Author Series 
on Youtube 

SLWG Facts


St. Louis Writers Guild was founded in 1920 by 

Sam Hellman,

Shirley Seifert, 

Ralph Mooney,

Jay Gelzer,

Lenora McPheeters, and William Brennan.


SLWG's First Meeting was on Thursday October 28th, 1920. They met in Shirley Seifert's living room, 30 people attended a program about novels.

 

Tennesse Williams won the SLWG Short Story Contest in 1935. He won the prize of $10.

 

News and Events

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Be the first to get my new series - Steamtree!
Join me and support an Independent Bookstore on Small Business Saturday! 
Plus, step back in time as St. Charles is transformed 
into the 1800's for the opening weekend of Christmas Traditions. 

A Signed Book Makes a Great Gift! 

Drop in for yummy treats, and a gear pin with every book... some traditions will never go away!  

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Coming Events
2017


MORWA - Writing the Sword Fight - January 21, 2017

All Write Festival at Webster High School 

- Monday, February 27, 2017

St. Louis Writers Guild - Sit Down and Pitch - March 4, 2017

Foundry Arts Centre - Writer's Workshop - March 4, 2017

MORWA - Get Conference Ready - March 18, 2017

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis - April 7-9, 2017

Gateway to Publishing Conference & Convention - June 16-18, 2017 

The Burbs, music and art festival - August 5, 2017

#StrongWomenWrite - September 16, 2017 

Penned Con - Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2017 

Local Author Open House - Oct 14, 2017 

Book Launch Party at Main Street Books - Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 


more to dates to be announced...


2016
Saturday Writers - Point of View Workshop - February 27, 2016 
St. Louis Science Center - Science of Steampunk - March 4, 2016
Wizard World Comic Con, St. Louis, MO - Villains vs Villains - April 1-3, 2016
B-Fest, Teen Book Festival, Barnes & Noble Chesterfield - June 11, 2016
St. Louis Writers Guild's Workshop for Writers - July 9, 2016
Writers in the Park - Young Writers Workshop - August 6, 2016 
Big River Steampunk Festival - Hannibal, MO - September 3-5, 2016 
Archon Sci-fi Convention - Collinsville, IL - September 30 - October 2, 2016
Steampunk St. Louis at the Wold Bird Sanctuary - Saturday, November 12, 2016
Local Author Open House - Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iron Lotus Book Release Party at Main Street Books - November 26, 2016


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News


2017

Spoke at the All Write Festival at Webster High School 

The Dragon Slayer: A Short Story is released - February 

Panelist at Wizard World Comic Con, St. Louis - April 7-9, 2017

The Baroness is in Out of Darkness: Voices of Fantasy & Paranormal

Planned Gateway Con, a cool writers conference, book fair, and writing retreat

Judge for Voices of Excellence, 


2016

Speaking at the St. Louis Science Center's First Fridays Steampunk Science event - March 4

Panelist at Wizard World Comic Con, St. Louis, MO - April 2 

The Trilogy will be complete, the third novel of the Iron Chronicles will be released!

Iron Lotus, Book III of the Iron Chronicles, coming November 22, 2016


2015 

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

Writers in the Park 2015 will be on Aug 29

Iron Zulu is coming out in Nov 2015!


2014

Iron Horsemen, my first steampunk novel will be coming out in Fall 2014!

I joined Blank Slate Press! I can't wait to help bring some great books to life!

Writers in the Park 2014 will be on Aug 23

Lit in the Lou, a new St. Louis Book Festival is set for October!


2013

Layout designer for The Scribe, a literary magazine by St. Louis Writers Guild! 

Writers in the Park 2013, the 4th festival I've coordinated was a success! 

Spent a great evening at BB Kings Blues Club on Beale Street

One of the Founders of the St. Louis Literary Consortium

Asked to be a board member of Walrus Publishing 


2011 - 2012

I am President of St. Louis Writers Guild!

SLWG Anthology St. Louis Reflections is out now! I'm in it and so are many other great STL writers.

I wrote two scripts for Voices of Valhalla: a Hayride Through Time - they sold out every night and were featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Writers in the Park will return for a third year, and I'm in charge, so check back for more information.

Thank You! Writers in the Park made it's Kickstarter Funding Goal! Now we can expand Writers in the Park!

Young Writers Workshop at Writers in the Park 2016 - photo by Steven Langhorst
My lecture at Barnes & Noble 
Writing the Fight Scene with me and David Lucas

www.stlwritersguild.org

@stlwritersguild

facebook.com/saintlouiswritersguild

Where can you find me?


2017

Foundry Arts Centre - Writer's Workshop - Saturday, January 14, 2017

MORWA - Writing te Sword Fight - Saturday, January 21, 2017

St. Louis Writers Guild - Sit Down and Pitch - March 4, 2017

Gateway to Publishing Conference & Convention - June 16-18, 2017 

The Burbs art and music festival - August 5, 2017

#StrongWomenWrite - Writing the Fight Scene - Sept 16, 2017 

Penned Con - Book Siging and POV Workshop - Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2017 

Local Author Open House - Oct 15, 2017 

Steamtree Book Launch Party at Main Street Books - Nov 25, 2017 


2016

Saturday Writers - Point of View Workshop - Saturday, February 27, 2016 

St. Louis Science Center - Science of Steampunk - Friday, March 4, 2016 

Wizard World Comic Con, St. Louis - Saturday, April 2, 2016

B-Fest, Teen Book Festival, Barnes & Noble Chesterfield - June 11, 2016 

St. Louis Writers Guild's Workshops for Writers - Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Writers in the Park - Young Writer Workshop - Saturday, August 6, 2016

Big River Steampunk Festival - Sword demo and more - September 3-5, 2016

Archon Sci-fi Convention - workshops and book signings - Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2016

Writers Workshop at Foundry Arts Center - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Local Author Open House - Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iron Lotus Release Party at Main Street Books - Small Business Saturday, Nov 26, 2016



2015

St. Louis Publishers Association Workshop - How to hold a successful book event - February 11, 2015

SLWG Workshop for Writers: Querying and Pitching to Agents and Publishers - March 7, 2015

Chesapeake Writing Workshop (attending not speaking) - March 28, 2015 

Missouri Writers Guild Leadership Conference - April 10-12, 2015 

Independent Bookstore Day, at Main Street Books making steampunk jewelry - May 2, 2015

Teen Fandom Con, at Spencer Road Branch Library - June 13, 2015

St. Louis Publishers Association - Book Branding - July 8, 2015

Springfield Writers Guild - Pitching and Querying to Agents and Publishers - August 15, 2015

Writers in the Park 2015 - August 29, 2015

Big River Steampunk Festival - September 5-7, 2015 

Main Street Books - Writers Panel - September 24, 2015

Archon 39 - signing books - October 2-4, 2015

Local Author Showcase - November 19, 2015

Iron Zulu Release Party - Main Street Books - November 28, 2015


2014

Southeast Missouri Writers Guild - March 22, 2014

Missouri Writers Guild Conference - April 11-13, 2014 

Big River Writers Conference - June 7, 2014 

Writers in the Park 2014 - August 23, 2014

SPEX Small Press Expo - September 2014 

Writing the Fight Scene at Lit in the Lou - October 11, 2014


2013

VLAA Publishing Perspectives Workshop - Mar 18, 2013

Workshop for Writers: Weapons in Writing - Aug 3, 2013

SLPA Workshop: Formatting your Manuscript - Oct 9, 2013

SCBWI Meeting - Oct 16, 2013


2012

SLWG Lecture Series: A Night with the Founders - July 19, 2012

Missouri Writers Guild Conference - April 2013 in St. Louis, MO

Poetry, Prose, & Pints - August 7, 2012

3rd annual Writers in the Park - August 25, 2012 at Kirkwood Park


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St. Louis Writers Guild

95 years and thriving! 

 

Workshops for Writers 

            The First Saturday of every month

 

The Station Open Mic Night

            The Second Tuesday of every month

 

SLWG Author Series 

            The Third Thursday of every month

 

Special Events like Writers in the Park, Holiday Book Fair, A Night of Music and Poetry, An Evening with the Three MO Poets Laureate, and Voices of Valhalla

 

The Scribe, a literary magazine by St. Louis Writers Guild

Here's News! Free Community E-Newsletter

Four writing contests a year


For more information visit www.stlwritersguild.org 


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Writing Awards

 

Tied for 4th in Best New Steampunk Novel, 2014 P&E Readers Poll

Second Place 2012 Short Story Contest at the Missouri Writers Guild Conference 

1st Honorable Mention in the 2010 SLWG Short Story Contest! Congrats to all the winners!

Placed in the Archon Short Story Contest for two years in a row!

3rd Place for my Flash Fiction, and 1st HM for my Query Letter at the 2012 MWG Conference!


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Book Events
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Indie Author Day - 
Local Author Showcase at the Spencer Road Library 
Oct 14, 2017 
10am - 2pm 

Spencer Road Branch Library 
427 Spencer Rd, St. Peters

So many authors in one place! 
Part of Indie Author Day

Penned Con 2017
September 29 - Oct 1 
I will be in the Author Room selling books, prints, jewelry, and more! 
Plus, don't miss my workshop Point of View: It's more than first vs third  
on Friday at 11am. 
Find out more at PennedCon.com 
Writing The Sword Fight with Brad R. Cook and David Lucas

All Write Festival at Webster High School 
Monday, February 27, 2017 
1:30 - 2:30 pm 
Webster High School 


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I'll be at Archon 40 on September 30th - October 2
Find out more at www.Archonstl.org 

T.W. Fendley and I will be at a table in Booksellers Row and on several panels throughout the weekend. 

Come to my Paels at Archon 40!
Inventions of the Victorian Age - Friday, 4pm
Sword Fighting Demo for Writers - Saturday, 2pm with David Lucas, Cole Gibsen, and Michael Z Williamson
Audiobooks - Can You Hear Me Now - Saturday, 3pm with T.W. Fendley, George Sirois, and Debbie Manber Kupfer
Arm Chair Research Techniques - Saturday, 5pm with T.W. Fendley, and Reggie Van Stockum 
Point of View: It's more than 1st vs 3rd - Sunday, 10am 

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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.
www.stlwritersguild.org

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!

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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 more information about 
Wizard World Comic Con, St. Louis - www.wizardworld.com
Read more about me at Wizard World Comic Con, St. Louis - Here 

Plus, I will be unveiling the cover for Iron Lotus, Book III of The Iron Chronicles!
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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 Launch Party at Main Street Books 
Saturday, November 28, 2015
2-4 pm 
307 S Main Street in St. Charles, MO

Join me for a launch party on historic Main Street and support an independent bookstore on Small Business Saturday
Archon 39
October 2-4, 2015
Collinsville, IL 

Candace Carrabus, T.W. Fendley, and Brad R. Cook 
Independent Bookstore Day! 
Making gearpins at Main Street Books 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 
3-4pm 
307 S Main Street
St. Charles, MO 
Book Launch at Main Street Books 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 
2-4pm 
307 S Main Street 
St. Charles, MO 
Steampunk, Samurai, and a Mystical Peruvian Dog: 
A Night of Young Adult Fantasy Authors 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 
6:30pm 
STL Books 
100 W Jefferson Ave 
Kirkwood, MO 
Book Signing at 6 North Cafe 

Saturday, December 13, 2014 
11am-1pm 
6 North Cafe 
14438 Clayton Rd. 
Events! 
Iron Horsemen releases December 2, 2014! 
Pre-order it now on Amazon, B&N, BAM, and other places books are sold. 
Better yet, stop by a local bookstore and order it! 

The Iron Horsemen Book Release Party!
Join me for an event in old St. Charles, MO! 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 
2-4pm 
Main Street Books 
307 S Main Street 

We had such a great day and sold so many books! Thank you Sarah for joining me and to Emily for hosting us!

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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 

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!