Alfred Cool


Since 2010, the author has won awards in short story contests, has published e-fiction, and his short stories are published in three Canadian anthologies. He attended Simon Fraser University to pursue English as his major. Al enjoyed a lengthy career as a computer systems analyst and taught privately and as a college instructor. He is a member of the Federation of BC Writers and the Vancouver chapter of the Canadian Authors Association.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
Credibility and connection -- I don't need to elaborate, do I?
What's the story behind your latest book, THE HOTTEST PLACE ON EARTH?
Canada, Russia, and Australia are the world's worst nuclear polluters, and things have only been getting worse. "THE HOTTEST PLACE ON EARTH" -- in 1975, I returned from the Costa del Sol broke and tanned, and needing a summer job to pay for Journalism classes. I found a job in Port Radium, NWT, at what I thought was a silver mine but which turned out to be a Uranium mine -- a dirty, dangerous site. Canada was and still does sell itself as a "clean" nuclear retailer and we still spread the poison on a global scale. What I saw at Port Radium was far different from Canada's mirage of smooth, techno-propaganda. So, I published "THE HOTTEST PLACE ON EARTH" because uranium is dangerous: mining it, using processing it, using it, disposing of it. Creating nuclear power is by far the most expensive and inefficient use of resources in the world and the waste it generates is the worst polluting outrage on the planet. The impact of that time in my life lives with me still, and I write about things I know ...
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Where to find Alfred Cool online

Where to buy in print


The 5 Cent Murder
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 116,530. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Run or Die! A chokerman in a remote logging camp must protect his sweetheart, Carleigh, from a dangerous serial rapist, Rove Der, in camp on a work-release program. The story unfolds in full local color, giving the reader a taste of the extreme danger and outrageous humor, the elixir, of Canada’s west coast loggers.
Dry Camp!
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The year is 1977. Over 7 days in October, this true-story, first person narrative takes place on the central coast of BC. During a record month of storms, the action picks up when the 2 spirited BC boys blitz across hundreds of kms of dangerous back roads to get to the closest cold beer store.
The Pony Club
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,260. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The seemingly pastoral bliss of Noble, a small interior BC town, explodes into scandal and outrage when the arrival of the Lipizzaner stallion show disrupts the quaint style and day-to-day living of the local Pony club membership.

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