Tyler Cook is the #1 Superhero author on Amazon, and has authored A Guide to Historic Dillsboro, The One, Aluria, Vigilante and Disciple.
Tyler Cook is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in communication, a concentration in public relations and a minor in history. A native of Franklin, Cook is co-founder and publisher of Moonshine Press, a co-op with Eva McCall that published her latest novels, Murder on Haint Branch and Button Box.
In 2014, Cook co-wrote A Guide to Historic Dillsboro, a book celebrating the 125th anniversary of Dillsboro, NC. Five months later, Cook released his debut novel, The One, a love story set in the Applachian Mountains. In April of 2015, Cook received the WCU Outstanding Student Achievement award for his work on Dillsboro. Cook wrote his second novel, Aluria, in 2015, Vigilante in 2016 and Disciple in 2018.
As of August 2018, Cook is pursing a master’s degree in Higher Education- Community College and University Leadership at Appalachian State University.
Cook is tied closely to the region, currently working at Southwestern Community College, assisting Barbara McRae in her campaign for Franklin Town Alderman, interning with the Macon County Schools Administrative Offices and WCU’s College of Arts and Sciences, as well as volunteering through the New Century Scholars program. In 2018, he established the Eva McCall Memorial Scholarship in memory of his great-aunt. Cook plans on remaining in the Western North Carolina area, promoting and participating in Appalachian culture.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that I'm impacting people's lives, whether it be through writing, or through my day job.
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When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Before writing, I used to read a ton. Now, I'm unable to do that. If I'm not working, I'm usually at my day job, or relaxing with family.
Journey of a Storyteller
Tyler discusses his journey to publishing and writing his three books, A Guide to Historic Dillsboro, The One and Aluria. www.tylermcook.com
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