James Brakken

James Brakken

For 2017, award-winning Bayfield County author/speaker/publisher James Brakken offers Alias Ray Olson: The Complete Story Behind the 1939 Chequamegon Forest Manhunt. This historical fiction is a fact-based, illustrated novel created from 1939 newspaper reports, interviews, and court documents featuring Wisconsin’s “crime of the century.” “Accused of a north woods double-homicide, Olson fled into the Chequamegon Forest, beginning Wisconsin’s largest manhunt and now a marvelous, heart-wrenching crime thriller novel.” Brakken has received three Lake Superior Writers Awards, a Jade Ring award, and also creates books for others. See Alias Ray Olson and seven other award-winning books at Badger Valley Publishing.