CBS Sports? No More

I just read something that leaves me outraged:

TV Commercial’s ‘Political Nature’ Led National Network to Yank It. See If You Can Spot the Problem.

The story is about CBS Sports yanking a commercial of a 4 yr old girl reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with her hand over her heart.

What has become of this country that such a thing, especially here in America, is considered too political? The ghosts of all the service people  in my family who fought in the different wars to preserve our right to do so are weeping. My grandfather – born in Europe but proudly became an American citizen – my uncles, my father, husband, and my son, a survivor. All proudly spent several years in wore-torn countries and on the seas to defend our rights.

Maybe I’m just one voice but I can write to CBS and do my own protesting. If someone reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is too political, then allowing CBS in my home is also too political.


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L. Cooper Press – Self-Publishing Co-op

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L. Cooper Press

ALL royalties go directly to you, not to us, and you’ll keep all of your book rights. No contracts to sign. 
We’ve added some great new resources, so even if you’re not interested in self-publishing, be sure to check our website:
Are you new to the SOCIAL MEDIA all authors need? Follow the examples of today’s successful authors and use the internet to spread the word about you and your books. If you do not know how to use Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin, don’t despair. We now offer that service to everyone for a OPENING SPECIAL PRICE:
So take advantage of our Opening Special Resources even if you do not publish with us – although we hope you will. Why?
As a writer, I’ve published with L. Cooper Press and believe they offer the best value.

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September 10, 2014 · 9:10 pm

L. Cooper Press blog

Book Fairy largeWe’ve added a blog to our site featuring writing tips and articles of interest to writers. Examples:

BACKSTORY: Relevant Information or an Inconsequential Event?
Write What You Know: Sage Advice or Hogwash?

Feel free to drop by and comment. We’d love to hear from you.

L. Cooper Press blog


Thanks, y’all!

Brenda Hill, Gen Mgr

L. Cooper Press

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September 5, 2014 · 7:20 am

L. Cooper Press – Publish Independently, Keep Traditional Benefits


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We had our first meeting about a new publishing co-op last Thursday eve in Redlands, CA, and it was a good one. I introduced L. Cooper Press and talked about what LCP would and would not do for writers who want to publish but do not know what to do.

Most have two choices: try for an agent and a NY publisher, which could take years before their novels are accepted and published – I know. I’m still waiting after a year on one of my novels. Or self publish.

The problem is, most self-publishers charge several thousand dollars and control most everything, including rights, pricing, and royalties. Not L. Cooper Press.  

What LCP WON’T do:

* Bind writers to a contract

* Take a percentage of their royalties

* Control book pricing

* Control the cover rights

If you’re a writer interested in self-publishing, yet you want to keep control, see what L. Cooper Press can do for you. Check our website, or attend one of the free meetings sponsored by Novel Writers Workshop in Redlands, CA.

L. Cooper Press


Thanks, y’all Hope to see you there!


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August 31, 2014 · 4:56 am

Manuscript Evaluation


L. Cooper Press is pleased to announce our manuscript evaluation service.

Many writers, especially new ones, wonder if their manuscripts are ready for publication. If they rush to publication with a weak manuscript, what will the reading public think? Often they voice opinions by scathing reviews and later revisions may not help.

So before you publish, check our service and take advantage of our OPENING SPECIAL:

Evaluation of the first 3 Chapters of your novel for only $50!

Manuscript evaluation:


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August 10, 2014 · 9:21 am

L. Cooper Press

L. Cooper Press is proud to announce the addition of UK author Victoria Howard as the new UK Author Liaison.

Welcome, Victoria!

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Victoria Howard


L. Cooper Press – A  Writer/Publisher Co-op. You keep all the advantages of self-publishing, yet you’ll hve the benefit of a publisher’s imprint and resources.

Victoria Howard

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August 7, 2014 · 8:03 pm

A New Publisher

A new small press:


L. Cooper Press


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July 31, 2014 · 8:16 pm

The House on Serpent Lake paperback

To those of you who’ve waited, it’s finally happening: THOSL will be released in paperback within the next couple of weeks. Hooray! Just keep checking Amazon and when it’s available, you’ll see it listed in the Format box to the right of the cover:


Here’s the front and back cover, which I love. What do you think?



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July 24, 2014 · 7:59 pm

The Dreaded Synopsis


At the next Novel Writers Workshop scheduled this Thursday, we’ll tackle the synopsis. By following some basic suggestions, each writer will compose a one-pager and the rest of us will critique and offer our own suggestions. The goal? To produce one to entice an editor/publisher to read the manuscript instead of putting them to sleep.

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July 20, 2014 · 5:53 pm

Age of Electronics?

Today started out cool and cloudy, a perfect day for shopping, so I tore myself away from the computer and ran some errands. I even had lunch with a couple of friends and spent too much money, but oh, it was fun. It’s amazing how the world revolves while I’m nose to computer, working out plots, gathering material for the next novel writers workshop. I love all the new equipment on the market today, altho I have no clue how to work most of it. Makes me feel ancient when I see fingers of grade-school kids flying over everything as if they were born knowing how to operate all the gadgets.

But I’m continually amazed at our civilization. Everyone seems to be able to operate complicated electronics, but evidently few people know how to flush. This is a far-reaching problem, from the local bookstore to a major department store. And it’s getting worse.

I don’t know if it’s a brain blockage or something in Southern California’s water that causes this deficiency. I just hope I don’t catch it. RGB

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July 19, 2014 · 6:22 am