John Cosper

Biography

John's writing career began in 1994 when he took on the role of drama leader for his church's youth program. Later that year, he founded Righteous Insanity, a drama publishing company providing skits, plays, and writing services to churches around the world. In 2011 John became a kids ministry curriculum writer for Minister's Label, creating skits, games, lessons, and more for childrens-ministry-deals.com.

As time went on, John expanded his creative endeavors to film, web media, and his first love, science fiction. His credits include two feature films, multiple TV and web programs, and dozens of short films including the award winners "The Telemarketer," "Tolerance," and "Bots."

"Sci-fi is a great vehicle for exploring matters of faith." says the writer whose influences include Douglas Adams, George Lucas, Joss Whedon, Philip K. Dick, C.S. Lewis, and Isaac Asimov. "It also allows you limitless opportunities for creativity and humor."

His other passions include movies, sketch comedy, science fiction, comic books, football, cooking and professional wrestling. In 2014 he published a history of professional wrestling history in Louisville, Kentucky entitled Bluegrass Brawlers. In late 2014 he also released Eat Sleep Wrestle, a book about today's independent wrestling scene.

When he's not writing, you're most likely to find him spending time with his wife and kids.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I try to read the Bible every day. I believe in God, and I want to live a life that honors Christ. My favorite fiction book is "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." I'm a fan of the franchise and own the TV show, movie, radio show, and radio scripts. I love every incarnation of the series. My favorite wrestling book is Mick Foley's "Have a Nice Day." Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" is my favorite serious sci-fi series. I'm also a Tom Clancy fan. "Red October" is the easy favorite but I really love the John Clark books, "Without Remorse" and "Rainbow Six."
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a wide mix of stuff for fun. I collect the James Bond novels and Tom Clancy. I read a lot of biographies, including many wrestling bios. I like classical Christian books, especially C.S. Lewis. I like vintage sci-fi such as the John Carter series and other early space novels. I also read comics and graphic novels and currently subscribe to Batman, Deadpool, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Where to find John Cosper online

Books

The Shops at Dead Park
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,390. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
The only thing worse than working in Dead Park is shopping there. The story of Dead Park continues in this sequel to Dead Park Plaza.
Dead Park Plaza
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,030. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
The Office meets Tales from the Dark Side in this twisted collection of short stories.
Tales From the Dad Side
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,950. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
Once upon a time, there was a dad who didn’t want to tell the same old bedtime stories. Sure, he loved fairy tales as much as the next guy, but why tell the same old stories about pigs and bears and princesses when you can make up your own? Tales From the Dad Side is what happens when a dad and his kids decide to make up their own stories.
Robot/ Girlfriend
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Tired of science fiction filled with angst-ridden teens and dystopian futures completely devoid of aliens and robots? Settle in and let me tell you a tale about an angst-ridden young woman and the robot who simply could not break her heart!
Die Alan Die
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,950. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“In another dimension, you and I end up living happily ever after…” It was an innocent remark. A cheap shot. The same line he had used with every woman who had broken his heart since his senior year of high school. Little did he know alternate worlds did exist, and on one of those worlds, one of his exes wants him dead.
Martian Queen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,500. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Video gamer and all around slacker Stewart John Jones just wanted a quiet life with as little work as possible. Hurtled through space, Stewart finds his own personal paradise in the Martian city of Barris, but when the princess of Barris is kidnapped by a barbarous king, Stewart sets out on the quest to save the girl and the planet!
Return to Cave World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,390. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
The teenage creator of the Cave World creates more problems for his best friend when he accidentally writes her into his alternate universe.
Cave World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,720. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
A teenage George Lucas wannabe suddenly finds himself transported into the science fiction universe he created.
The Big Bad Goodnight
You set the price! Words: 20,910. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
Do fairy tales always wrap up with happy endings? Don’t believe everything you read, brother! This film noir-inspired trio short stories will show you what really happened between the pages of your favorite childhood stories.
Space Monster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,180. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
What hideous beast lurks in the bowels of a long lost ghost ship?
Space Kat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,710. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When a ship becomes crippled behind enemy lines, a bounty hunter commandeers a pirate ship in an intergalactic quest to save her daughter from a deadly alien race.

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