James A. Brakken

Biography

James A. Brakken was just a boy when he first heard tales of Chief Namakagon and his lost silver mine. Born and raised not far from the Namekagon River in Cable, Wisconsin, where this story takes place, he knew at an early age of the ice roads and logging camp sites and heard, first-hand, the stories of the old logging days.

An educator and active conservationist, James Brakken has earned statewide recognition for his work to protect and preserve the lakes and streams of Northwest Wisconsin through his writing, teaching and leadership.

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Books

Darkest
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,000. Language: American English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
The final 1/3 of the book, DARK. Contains the last 20 of more than 50 original, eerie poems and delightfully frightening stories--some morbidly amusing, many nightmarish, and others downright disturbing. Darkly evocative engravings add to the macabre nature of this collection. For all readers, DARKEST contains no excessive profanities nor sexual content. Perfect fireside reading on stormy nights.
Darker
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Price: Free! Words: 9,350. Language: American English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The middle third of the book, DARK. Contains the next 15 of 56 original, eerie poems and delightfully frightening stories--some morbidly amusing, others downright disturbing. Darkly evocative engravings add to the macabre nature of this collection. For all readers, DARKER contains no excessive profanities nor sexual content. Perfect fireside reading on stormy nights
Dark
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Price: Free! Words: 9,250. Language: American English. Published: October 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Contains 1 - 15 of 56 original, eerie poems and delightfully frightening stories--some morbidly amusing, others downright disturbing. Dark engravings add to the macabre nature of this collection. No profane or sexual content. Perfect reading by the fire on dark, stormy nights. FREE, but author hopes you will offer a rating.
The Treasure of Namakagon Discussion and Study Guide
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Discussion questions and recommended research projects to accompany THE TREASURE OF NAMAKAGON. 186 questions &/or research projects covering all 43 chapters. This discussion and study guide will help readers reach an in-depth understanding of the book and the rich history of the 19th century timber harvest in northwest Wisconsin. Ideal for teachers and reading discussion groups.
The Treasure of Namakagon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,630. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
A twisting, turning, thrilling "lumberjack" adventure that takes place during the northern Wisconsin timber boom of the 1880s. Tor Loken, son of a lumber camp owner, and his mentor, Chief Namakagon, join with the lumberjacks from their camp to foil a ruthless timber tycoon and protect the secret silver mine—a mine that truly existed and has yet to be rediscovered. Recommended by Michael Perry.

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Smashwords book reviews by James A. Brakken

  • I, Horror on Nov. 27, 2012
    (no rating)
    I love the title.