LC Cooper

Biography

To contact me, please send an email to: l.c_cooper@hotmail.com

Twitter name: @LC_Cooper

I live with my wonderful husband, our great kids, and our bratty cats in our cabin at the base of the smoky mountains. When not writing, I enjoy gardening, reading, vacationing in exotic places, and visiting family and friends. I have degrees in mathematics education and curriculum design, but with the fallout of that lousy system called common core, I prefer to write more than teach. My goal is to publish four novels every year, and I do enjoy writing short stories, so look for a few of those sprinkled in between the Novels. Note that I will always give my short stories away, whereas my Novels will always have a price tag unless there's a freebie promotion.
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Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
Covers are designed from the emotions the story evokes from the reader.

I avoid showing character details on covers. This gives the reader the lattitude to generate a unique version of the character in his/her mind as the story unfolds. This way, the reader has ownership.

Of late, I use Julie Pevnick Levy, an artist by trade, for cover design. She did a marvelous job on "My Slice of Heaven."
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. The Dirk Pitt Series by Clive Cussler. Because it is an adventure series that uses scenery and narration to set up the plot; this is a style I have learned to incorporate into my own stories.

2. "1984" by George Orwell. It's scary as SHIT, and I want to go back in time and smack George Orwell for giving our government the idea of "Big Brother".

3. "Star Wars, Episode IV, ANew Hope," by George Lucas. It's an epic coming of age story that profoundly effected me.

4. "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe," by Fannie Flagg . This story has a most delicious plot twist, so profoundly creepy that I've molded the concept into most of my stories.

5. "Legacy," by LC Cooper (li'l ol' me). This tale grew out of a challenge from one of my FanStory fans. I was dared to tell two stories at the same time around a plot that weaved both stories together. The result lays out a dire scenario for the future of humanity.
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Where to find LC Cooper online


Where to buy in print


Books

Royal Venom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,530. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Collin Roggero, hero of Legacy, becomes a pawn in an aristocratic power play. Stuck in the Australian Outback, Can Collin entrust a black-market profiteer to help prevent a royal tragedy? To succeed, he and his wary ally must disarm a gang of fundamental extremists before a future monarch's visit to Australia.
When the Lights Go Out - Ink Slingers' Halloween Anthology
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 110,020. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00)
A collection of twenty-five short stories just in time for Halloween. Enjoy thrills, chills, and mysteries. Meet ghosts, demons, vampires, and monsters everywhere from dark city streets to the English countryside. Scares lurk in the most unexpected places and, when the lights go out, no where is safe and no one will be spared.
Loving Reflections
Price: Free! Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
(4.00)
What if those things that go bump in the night are real? How do you feel as you stand before your bathroom mirror at midnight? For Damon, the experience was far too real to be dismissed. The love of his life was not his fiancee, but a mysterious woman he couldn't touch until Halloween.
Robin Williams, My Comic Inspiration Box Set
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,310. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
My royalties from sales of this ebook box set are donated to the Hogar de Vida home for abused, neglected, and abandoned children in Costa Rica. Because Robin Williams profoundly influenced my writing style and my life, I dedicate this ebook box set of my humorous stories to him. Two novels (Christmess and Diary of a Reluctant Vampire) and 4 short stories are included.
My Slice of Heaven
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,720. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
NaNoWriMo 2012 book. Last updated 2012-11-29 18:17:09
Goal reached!
Losing her family leaves Claire fragile and alone. She befriends Frankie, a boy forever challenged by the ravages of childhood leukemia. How can Claire and Frankie rise above their rough start? Can others learn from them and heal a decades-old scar?
Heart's Lust
Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00)
Be careful what you wish for … you might get more than you ever imagined.
There Was a Knock at the Door
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Essay » Legal
(5.00)
How would you react if your family was violated by a trusted government agency? It happens every day ...
Barefoot Homecoming
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00)
After years spent traveling and wandering to live the corporate dream, it's time to come home.
Man Cave
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,480. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Homelife wrecked, Adam agrees to spend his birthday camping with his best friend, Eric. What they must endure will test the limits of their friendship … and their sanity. Adventure-seekers at heart, these men have no idea what awaits them in Manton.
Diary of a Reluctant Vampire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,370. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00)
Eugene faces more than the usual challenges of a young teen. He's given a very short time to decide whether or not to become a vampire. He trips into love, but is it too late? What will his stepmother and stepsister say if he joins the forever-damned? The perks are incredibly tempting. Oh, what's a goofy little kinda-vampire to do?
Christmess
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
John Odapobi loses his dream date, thanks to Jennifer Funkhauser's aching bladder. Blizzards and cranky old men have nothing on these two. Although angst, animosity, and anger run deep, John and Jennifer must rely on each other to survive Margo's challenge. John and Jennifer's antics lead to the destruction of what's usually a peaceful event. From the ashes, can they salvage the season?
Simmering Consequences
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,940. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
NaNoWriMo 2011 book. Last updated 2011-11-28 05:05:19
Goal reached!
Can we repair mistakes? What happens when the relationship between best friends detonates? Some embrace the electric excitement of change, while others retreat inward and dream of reliving the glory days. Rebecca Perkins travels a slippery slope as she winds her way through Ryan and Savannah Meyers' marriage. She'll do anything to keep the friendship alive.
One Lousy Wish
Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.60)
Jilted by her estranged husband, Cheryl Evans laments spending the weekend alone at a luxurious resort. If given the chance, will she make lemonade?
Dan's Accidental Convertible
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00)
When married to the neighborhood's hot-head, strained friendships and frayed nerves become ominous warning signs that change must occur. Enough is enough.
Of Yellow Snow and Christmas Balls
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(5.00)
Aren't holiday family portraits wonderful? Come read the story of how one of ours became known as "Yellow Snow and Christmas Balls."
The Voices of Cellar's Bridge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,360. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
NaNoWriMo 2010 book. Last updated 2010-11-30 21:04:10
Goal reached!
There are two sides to every story. "The Voices of Cellar's Bridge" chronicles two very different viewpoints about the same events. In the first tale, "Katherine's Hope," Katherine Newton grows to lead an empire. Her choices drive her to Haddaway Island and to Cellar's Bridge. "Hattie's Crossing" tells the story of adventurer Hattie McCabe. She finds more than trouble at Cellar's Bridge.
Halloween's Perfect Storm
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(4.25)
What happens when all elements come together one fateful night to create Halloween's "Perfect Storm?"
Legacy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,650. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.50)
What happens to a restoration mechanic when he stumbles upon an insidious secret left hidden within the shadows of an evolutionary nightmare? "Legacy," a fast-paced adventure novel is the tale of one man’s quest to realign the natural course of history. Events rooted in the final frantic days of World War II follow a carefully orchestrated plan that heralds in a new era for humanity.

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Smashwords book reviews by LC Cooper

  • Windy Pudding: A Chuck & Wayne Adventure on Oct. 16, 2010

    Very clever. I liked the POV and the way the story played out. I don't get the character Kevin's contribution to the story. Then, why didn't Chuck & Wayne tell the police who came up with the plan?
  • The Rumors Swirling About James Patterson (Story) on Oct. 25, 2010

    Well done! Witty and perfectly sarcastic. Would have liked to read more - wrapped up too quickly, the story seemed to run out of steam at the end. Still, a very entertaining read.
  • Madeleine's Life, A Short Story on Dec. 06, 2010

    Such a pathetically sad tale. Makes me want to hug Madeleine and her brother and tell them everything's going to turn out just fine - even though it will never be as good as before. Then, I'll kick the mother in her butt for lashing out at her children. A sap for happy endings, I needed a ray of hope & sunshine, which I didn't get. Madeleine is so sweet. Well done developing her character. Would have liked to read more about the family's, especially Madeleine's, adjustment over time. I encourage you to develop the backstory leading to her father's death, as well as that of their ongoing adjustments. I think the whole picture would make for a very interesting "coming of age" story.