Burr Cook

Biography

Burr lives in Syracuse New York and started writing novels at age 79. He has 4 children and several grandchildren and Great grandchildren are arriving at an alarming rate. Burr is an history buff and works hard on his family's genealogy. He got through the 3rd grade with passing marks. Dropped out due to a childhood illness and made several unsuccessful attempts to restart his schooling. He has a web site at www.burrcook.com which is biographical in parts. He may be contacted through this site. Burr says "my first novel is 'Buster, a Story of a Slave' and I consider it to be my best work."

Smashwords Interview

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Amazon Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
The books description is important but mostly writing interesting and inventive stories works.
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Books

Buster, and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,980. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a book of four short stories including “Buster” a Story of a Slave”. Also included is a story of a WWII POW. Third and fourth are western stories of fast moving adventure and love.
Twenty Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 224,770. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
This book contains a collection of 20 stories all of which are sold separately but are much less expensive in this form. It is Burr's complete works through April 2015. The contents herein are historical fictional adventure and romance stories 11 of which are westerns. The book begins with a Civil War era story about a slave followed by an ice age fantasy.
The Hanging of Big Steve Long, a Western
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,340. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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This story is a fast moving western. A New York family named Hansom moves west by wagon train on the Oregon Trail. The wagon master turns out to be a gunfighter who falls in love with Carla Hansom.
Badlands Bart, a Western
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
In this story Charlie Burton, a New York neighbor of the Hansoms, travels first to The Dakota Territory where he gets into trouble as “Badlands Bart” then moves on to join the Hansom family at Laramie, Wyoming Territory. He becomes a master of the quick draw after considerable practice.
Prairie Dog, a Western
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
This novelette is a western action packed tale about a young man going west from Illinois following the Civil War and after getting in trouble with the law. He meets his idol, Wild Bill Hickok along with Calamity Jane in Abilene, Kansas. He marries a saloon worker and plays a lot of poker and engages in gun fighting.
Western Stories, the Laramie Saga
Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 62,600. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
This book is a saga of six stories. They are; Book One “The Hanging of Big Steve Long”, Book Two “Badlands Bart”, Book 3 “Lawmen of Laramie”, Book 4 “Cowboy Cattle Call Songs”, Book 5 “The Z-Bar Ranch Incident” and Book 6, “The Lakota Cattle Drive”.
Western Air
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,680. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
In this Novelette a young man returns from World War I after being poison gassed in a trench in France. He falls in love with a nurse who cares for him in a hospital for veterans. He eventually moves west for his health and finds that he can breathe much better. He gets well on a ranch in Arizona where he works herding sheep.
Lonely Hearts, a Western
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
This is a fast moving fictional romance. The location moves from Buffalo, New York to a Montana cattle ranch. A lonely widow answers an ad in a lonely hearts magazine and gets involved with a hard drinking cowboy.
The Arctic Queen and Other Stories
Price: $2.19 USD. Words: 42,260. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
This is a book of 6 short stories. Book 1 “The Arctic Queen” is an adventure leading from Germany to Brazil and Northern Canada. Book 2 “Finding Billy Boy” is about a run away. Book 3 “If You Meet the Buddha Tell Him a Joke” is actually a joke book. Book 4 is called “The Witness”. Book 5 is “His Honor the Mayor of Hillsboro” and book 6 “The Princess of Enid”
The Mastodon Slayer and Other Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,790. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Book 1 is “Slayer of Mastodons, an Ice Age Alcoholic Fantasy” an ice age adventure story. Book 2 is a gangster adventure called “Finders Keepers Losers Weepers”. Book 3 is “The Huge Ball, the Threat of Nuclear HEMP” wherein a computer nerd saves the US government. Book 4 is “Donehogawa, a Story of Pilgrims and Native Americans” that takes place in 1626 Cape Cod.
The Cowgirl and the Prospector and Other Western Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,500. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
This is a book of three western short stories. The first is called “The Cowgirl and the Prospector” which takes place on the banks of the Snake River in Idaho. The second is “Cowboy Cattle Call Songs” which portrays the adventures of a singing cowboy. The third is “Heart In Hand, a Western Romance” which is a little funny in parts.
A Collection of Seven Western Stories
Price: $4.19 USD. Words: 70,760. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
This is a collection of seven fast moving short, western adventure stories all of which are available separately as Novelettes. These stories contain some violence mostly in the form of gun fighting. The adventures include wagon trains, cattle ranching and western bar room scenes.

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