One of the great modern pulp writers…
Chet Cunningham just died. Since we have been talking about pulp writers to admire from the old days, I thought I would mention his passing at 88. He was writing up to the end from what I understand.
Author of around 450 books, but as most writers who are prolific, a real list is almost impossible to put together. I hope someone has it somewhere.
And as with most of the old pulp writers, most of you will have never heard of him, even though chances are you read his work over the years. He tended to write one book a month, but was known at times to produce them much faster, even under a week when a publisher was stuck for a book.
He also did amazing things for newer and experienced writers in his area, including sponsoring all sorts of support vehicles for young writers and teaching some as well.
One of the great modern pulp writers. And most of his books were written on a manual typewriter, at least the first few hundred.
As I have said before, pulp writers with the work ethic and the love to tell stories still exist. However, we now have one less, sadly.