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First Name Alfred
Last Name Cool
Member Since January 29, 2012
Email alcoolbc@gmail.com
State British Columbia
Country Canada
Branch Affiliation Metro Vancouver (includes Victoria)
Website http://www.alcoolbc.ink
Bio Alfred Cool has written 5 novels. Since 2010, he has won awards in short story contests, has published e-fiction, and is 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 Vancouver chapter of the Canadian Authors Association and the BC Federation of Writers. He writes extensively and intimately about his inspiration and life and travels on the coast of British Columbia. Prolific writer Al Cool has won first and third place awards in short story contests, has published stories in Toronto’s Danforth Review and New York’s The Otter e-zines, has contributed to three Canadian anthologies, and is the indie author of five West Coast novels. Once an English major at SFU, he has since lived in many unique BC communities as a logger, a mountaineer, a dreamer, a boxer, a programmer and Systems Analyst, a manager, a rebel, a teacher, and always an environmentalist. He has worked at polished board room tables and slept in ditches as a homeless wanderer. He brings to life through compelling and uniquely Canadian tales, as only a local can, the raw and bold characters living where Canada’s mountains meet Earth’s greatest ocean.
Publications 3 Anthologies several ezines Dry Camp! The 5 Cent Murder The Pony Club The Hottest Place on Earth The Haida Gwaii Detour
Other Memberships Federation of BC Writers
Contests 2012 CAA National Short Story Contest 3rd place 2013 CAA-Vancouver Branch Short Story Contest 1st place
Genres Autobiography, e-Book, Freelance, Humour & Entertainment, Nonfiction, Parenting, Politics & Social Science
Available For Readings, Presentations, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Freelance Writing, Storytelling, Web Content