W. Paul Cook

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W. Paul Cook (1880 - Jan. 22, 1948) was a writer, printer and publisher. He wrote under the pseudonym Willis T. Crossman and was leading figure in the hobbyist tradition of amateur journalism. He lived and wrote mostly in Vermont and New Hampshire. Among his works are a memoir about H. P. Lovecraft and writings about Vermont.[1]

Born in Mount Tabor, Vermont, his mother died giving birth and he was raised by his aunt and uncle. He went to Dartmouth.[1]

Leland Hawes, himself and enthusiast in amateur journalism, and scholar Sean Donnelly published in limited release Vermont: Stories by Cook.[1]


  1. ^ a b c A. C. Hutchison [1] A hobby and a discovery]; Two amateur journalists resurrect the colorful tales of Vermont writer W. Paul Cook January 9, 2005 Times Argus