Bert Brun

Biography

Retired oceanographer. Also worked as a high school teacher, rubber plantation inspector in Sumatra, and fisheries administrator in New Zealand. Bachelor and master degrees in science from New York state universities. First got the writing bug while in college and have published eight books in last 10 years plus three plays produced. Lived in eight states, most recently in Alabama, with wife Ann, four dogs and seven cats.

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Books

Ashes to Ashes, a play by Bert Brun
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,370. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
three middle-aged siblings bring their mother's ashes to Bergen, Norway, to be placed with their father's ashes. During their visit to the mausoleum, the spirit parents emerge, unseen and unheard, only to hear their children begin to relate past hurts and their shocking past grievances.
The Ecstasy Murders
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,580. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Ecstasy drug tablets kill two in Seattle night spots. A Chinese pusher is finally targeted by the cops and tracked to an illegal lab on a rusty old tramp freighter. As the lab explodes the pusher is finally caught by Detective Lieutenant Dave Ginsberg.
The Turtle and Other Stories by Bert Brun
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mashups
A collection of short stories, ranging from the bizarre to the exotic.
Kayla's Big Hat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Clothing & Dress
A little girl holds tight to her straw hat and gets swept up into the jet stream to sail around the world.
Yalta. A Play by Bert Brun
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
The three World War II leaders, Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin meet in 1945 at Yalta in Russia, to plan for the aftermath of the war and carve up Eastern Europe after Nazi Germany’s defeat.
Betrayal -- The Election of 1800
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,990. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Plays » American / African American
In 1800 Thomas Jefferson and John Adams find themselves pitted against each other for the presidency of the United States. The first two parties in American politics, Republicans on the Federalists waged a nasty bitter campaign before it’s all over, and Jefferson was declared the winner.
So Long, It's Been Good To Know You
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,680. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Bert Brun’s restlessness has kept him moving all his life from one occupation to another, sometimes in such far-flung countries as Indonesia and New Zealand. He tells of his life experiences, as well as his checkered personal life. He concludes with his take on how life in America has changed over the last 80 years.
The Homeless Murders
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,710. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Seattle bed-and-breakfast owners Ed Harmens and Meg Yarmouth team up with an SPD detective to track down the vicious killer of homeless men in local parks, just in time to prevent kidnapped Meg's torture
Murder in the Pulpit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,100. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Four Unitarian Church churchgoers , including new lesbian minister Alicia Holmes, die after the Sunday service when they drink arsenic-laced coffee. Rookie bi-racial Police Chief Donald Ginsburg, job on the line in a small southern town, sifts through sixty possible suspects before spinning a web to trap the crafty killer.
Cold Coffee
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,550. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Norwegian immigrants Eric and "Bus Andersen go through the booming 1920s in California, then lose everything in 1929 and wind up on the dole in Brooklyn New York. Eric splits for far-off war work and Bus strikes out on her own.
Down East Carolina
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,950. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
Two retirees find something completely different when they move an old "fixer" cottage to the edge of a beautiful North Carolina tidal marsh and then enjoy the next eight years in their special "Garden of Eden".
Certain Things Happened
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,400. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(4.00 from 1 review)
CERTAIN THINGS HAPPENED By Bert Brun Short synopsis Two tragic deaths blight the lives of Andersen sisters Julia and Nora, during and after World War II. Both women somehow endure. Brother Kurt faces a huge dilemma when daughter Celeste is unexpectedly born, but he manages to do the right thing.
The Mystery of Olsen Island
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,910. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
An American boy and a Northwest-American Native Salish tribe girl come across a strange totem pole in British Columbia but before they can solve the mystery behind it are almost killed by renegade marijuana growers.
Murder for Breakfast
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Bed and Breakfast owners Anders Hauge and Meg Yarmouth are shocked when a guest is murdered and mutilated in a nearby Seattle park. Serial murders then terrify Capitol Hill residents. The two team up with biracial Police Lieutenant Donald Ginsberg to catch the surprising killer.

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