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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Berton E. Cook - Sailor, Teacher, Author

This article is dedicated to Matt Moring, the man behind the curtain at Altus Press, the publisher that is putting out a remarkable series of pulp reprints. Last time we met, we had talked about needing biographical information on this author. Here it is, Matt; only took around half a year.

Berton E. Cook (1889-1958) - Author, Sailor, Teacher Photo c. 1948
Berton E. Cook (1889-1958) - Author, Sailor, Teacher
Photo c. 1948

Saturday, 4 February 2017

William J. Makin - Journalist, Author

[Another in the series of articles on authors appearing in Blue Book magazine. A much more comprehensive article on his life and the Red Wolf stories was written by Michael Ashley as the introduction to the collection of Red Wolf stories published by Black Dog Books, The Garden of TNT.

This article originally appeared in Blue Book magazine, November 1937.]

William J. Makin - Journalist, Author (1893-1944)

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Bigelow Neal - Author, North Dakota

Another entry in the series of articles on authors that appeared in Blue Book magazine. Bigelow Neal was a writer from North Dakota, known for his wildlife stories. This article originally appeared in the Bismarck Tribune, February 22, 1930.

Basic biographical facts

Born: 27 June, 1891 in Bismarck, North Dakota
Died: August 21, 1962 in Ward County, North Dakota

Army service in World War 1
Appeared in Blue Book from 1927 to 1949, at least one story every year from 1927 to 1946


Neal Bigelow - Author (1891-1962)
Neal Bigelow - Author (1891-1962)