Cooper Hill


Cooper Hill walked out of the dust in a semi-arid desert seeking a wider Universe beyond the beyond. She has worked in surgery as a scrub tech/circulator, a flower shop, chemical plant, bronze foundry, and for 20+ years was a successful bronze artist and writer of prose, showing and selling in venues and galleries across the greater Southwest.

In mid-careers, Cooper and her husband took a two and a half year sabbatical with Peace Corps, to work in Burundi, East Africa, where she earned the JFK Volunteer of the Year Services Award (as her second-self, A. Pauwels). She has written a non-fiction book, Turtle Tushies in the Land of Banana Beer, A Peace Corps Memoir, about their adventures in teaching fish-farming among a heart-warming people.

Cooper loves the solitude and process of creative writing. She has completed six dystopian future-fiction/sci-fi action-adventure and space opera novels, replete with strong female protagonists, side-kicks, heroines, heroes and an abundant and appropriate number of villains.

She enjoys writing/reading, friends, Pickleball, ballroom dancing, painting, sculpting, travel, kayaking and good books and movies.

Cooper currently greets the morning sun with a walking meditation and resides on a beautiful tree-covered hill above a quiet valley.

Where to find Cooper Hill online


The Spidy Chronicles
In a land gone dead and dry from the nuclear, life in a desert penal colony is harsh, unforgiving. But the colonists have a plan for escape and they send young Skoshi into the very heart of danger against mutant spidys, death threats and with a price on her head to become a wah-drone in Spidy. With courage and insights beyond her years, she joins a band of rebels and follows an ancient track of prophecy to freedom beyond the Void, across the great Billows sea in Escape to the Billows, only to face new dangers and threats in the promised paradise of the Newzland in Stones of Fire. Will they find the freedom they seek, or will they be forced to run and fight..forever?


Chasing Nyrlkas The Entity Chronicles Bk 3
Series: The Entity Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,280. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
How can anything so engaging cause so much trouble? How do these symbiotes change from particle to wave and back, disappearing at will? How do you rescue or even contain quantum light packets of intelligent energy? With a planet disintegrating, a simple Keiratus rescue and relocation mission erupts into chaos as the Nyrlkas wreak havoc at every turn, running amuck and spreading 'too much joy'.
Stones of Fire, The Spidy Chronicles Book 3
Series: The Spidy Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,790. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Escaping certain death in a desert Void, they'd crossed a vast Billows sea seeking freedom in the fabled Newzland. But paradise lasts less than a day as an exploding volcano forces the mob to flee, hounded by a marauding band of Northerners intent on destroying them. New prophecies guide them in a race south to establish a stronghold of safety with remnants of Maori and Newzlander survivors.
Phoenix Rising
Series: The Entity Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,460. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
The Keiratus nations newest hero, Kate Lightfeather is dying. A mythic Earth-legend, the Phoenix, a firebird, interferes with efforts to save her and draws her and four companions back to Earth, into a world of danger and adventure, challenging the entire Keiratus to save not only Earth, but themselves too, from an all-consuming alien threat, the NAWL.
Leaving Earth
Series: The Entity Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,580. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
Rescuing blue-leather alien, Eli, seemed a simple thing. But stranded far from Earth, Kate, Eli and sentient onboard, Honey, encounter the Entity-I and are forever changed. Kate becomes a pawn in a deadly confrontation with an alien race, and must answer questions deep within her Earth-born soul: What determines that one is Human? Who is one's true family?
Escape to the Billows
Series: The Spidy Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 149,970. Language: Australian English. Published: August 14, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hunted by the Assembly, haunted by a 400 year-old prophecy, Skoshi races against time to unravel secrets left by the ancients to a promised freedom track. Wah-drone vets join to follow and protect her as she seeks a hidden cache of ships and an escape across the salty billows. A dystopian Australian Void is torn apart by great earth-changes as the Assembly launches an assault to destroy them all.
Spidy, Recluse's Revenge
Series: The Spidy Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,570. Language: Australian English. Published: July 31, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Born a prisoner of no worth in a dystopian land gone dead from the nuclear; betrayed, forced into drone service harvesting wah from seasonal mists in the Void, Skoshi escapes mutant spidys, violent earth changes and a death sentence, tracking a trail of ancient clues to freedom with her new mates in a new land. But all is not as it seems and the betrayal runs deeper than she can imagine.

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Smashwords book reviews by Cooper Hill

  • Smashwords Style Guide on Nov. 08, 2013

    Best info out there for formatting e-books. This one short ebook (for Free) avoids the pages, reams and chapters of full length books on the subject. Especially like that it includes both Mac and PC instructions, as I work with both. I have 4 titles published through Smashwords and the same 4 independently through Amazon with more on the way (waiting on the Amazon 'deal' with Smashwords so I don't have to duplicate effort). The Smashwords StyleGuide is so much easier to understand than Amazon's kdp version (in fact, would never have made it through Amazon's instructions had Smashwords not educated me on e-publishing vocabulary.) My books have all passed the auto-vetter, NCX and epub challenges without problem, so Thanks to Mark Coker for all the help. I have a non-fiction with illustrations in the works and REALLY appreciate the instructions on how to insert and space photo and picture files, and the difference between block and indent for non-fiction narrative. I'm excited to see how the illustrations will translate to an ebook. Thanks, Mark Coker, for being willing to demystify the technical aspects of epublishing. Go Smashers.