Jonathan Sweet

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Jonathan W. Sweet is an award-winning journalist, the author of six books, the ghostwriter of a few more, and has contributed to or edited more than 25 anthologies and collections. Reviewers have called his books “essential,” “invaluable” and “captivating.”

In 2019, he founded Brick Pickle Pulp, which publishes books in the classic pulp style. He is also the host of the weekly Pulp Nostalgia Audiocast and in 2020 was named to the “Who’s Who in New Pulp.”


He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, two exceptional children, and one fairly dim-witted dog.

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Pulp Adventures on the Moon

Long before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on our celestial neighbor, writers did just that in the pages of the pulps. This collection includes 10 stories and two articles from the pulps envisioning what might be waiting for Earthly explorers on the lunar surface. Edited and with an introduction by Jonathan W. Sweet.

The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction, Volume 1

From comic books to the superhero movies that dominate theaters to the serialized shows we stream on Netflix, the impact and influence of the pulps can be seen throughout pop culture today. This guide includes entries on some of the most prominent writers, heroes and villains from the golden age of the pulps. An Amazon No. 1 new release!

The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction, Volume 2

Volume 2 of The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction explores more of the pulps, taking a look at several of the major genres. A quick reference guide to the leading pulps in the action, aviation, detective, weird menace and spicy genre, along with profiles of the writers that brought those tattered pages to life! An Amazon No. 1 new release!

Minnesota Not-So-Nice: Retro Pulp Tales from the North Star State

It may be a surprise to those who think of “Minnesota Nice” today, but in the 1920s and ‘30s, the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis were rife with crime and corruption. This collection includes new and retro pulp tales set in the North Star state. Includes a novella by Jonathan W. Sweet.

Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players: From Town Ball to the Twins

Who are the greatest baseball players in Minnesota history? A look at 50 of the stars who have played for baseball teams in the North Star state, from the Minnesota Twins to the Minneapolis Millers, the St. Paul Saints to the St. Cloud Rox, and everywhere in between.

Pulp Under Wraps: Pulp Tales of Mummies and Ancient Egypt

Writers have always found the tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt to be an intriguing setting. Join us as we unwrap new and retro pulp tales of mummies and other denizens of ancient Egypt. Includes a novella by Jonathan W. Sweet.

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