As a writer who’s been commercially published several times, I’ve been asked about my road to publication. Most assume I sat down and zipped through my first novel, sent it off for publication, and presto! I became a published author. While that can happen today—with self-publishing and with those few fortunate writers who secure an agent and a huge publishing deal in a matter of weeks, that’s not the way it happened for me. My road was pretty darn bumpy, so bumpy that if I hadn’t been driven to succeed, I would have given up years ago. Thank goodness I couldn’t see then all the detours and dead-ends my journey would take.

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Great Opportunity to Read Two Novels from a Fantastic Writer – in Exchange for Honest Reviews.

LHP wchain final copy  EDGE 12 Final

Looking for a good book (or two)? For a limited time I am offering .pdf copies of Love’s Hidden Promise and/or The Edge of Autumn absolutely free in exchange for an honest review at Amazon.

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New Event for Writers in the Inland Empire

New Magic Fairy

Writing and publishing a book is quite an accomplishment. Many say they want to write and may even fill a few pages or even chapters – but never finish. So congratulations if you’ve accomplished your goal!

It’s also a lonely profession, and since our families’ and friends’ eyes glaze over after listening to us talk about our characters and/or plot for the hundredth time, we get the message. Critique groups aren’t the best places to talk, ask questions, and bounce ideas – while they’re wonderful and serve a great need, they’re usually on a time limit so everyone attending has a turn. So what do we do?

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My Cat Saga

Some of you have asked about my cat saga. It’s been, well, unusual to say the least. I have Nessie, a female ginger cat my son and his wife gave me about three years ago. She’d been traumatized and even today hides when someone drops by, even from my son, who lovingly took care of her when he and his wife found her. Read more ›

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Latest Novel Published!

Hi Everyone. Exciting News!

EDGE 12 FinalAs Editor in Chief of L. Cooper Press (LCP), I’m proud to announce our latest publication THE EDGE OF AUTUMN: A Captivating Novel of Ghosts, Love Triangles, and Murder, Kindle edition, by award winning author, M. Jean Pike.

Currently, it’s available at the pre-order price of ONLY $.99, so get your copy today!

Order HERE:

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Latest Venture

Love's Promise 11

Hi Y’all,

I ventured into the dark side of publishing – actually publishing a novel by a wonderful writer, M. Jean Pike.

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Pamela Thibodeaux A Finalist in The International Digital Awards

KCW2 2017 IDA WinnerKeri’s Christmas Wish: an Inspirational Christian fiction with paranormal elements.

KCW1 2017 IDA Winner


For as long as she can remember, Keri Jackson has despised the hype and commercialism around Christmas so much she seldom enjoys the holiday. Will she get her wish and be free of the angst to truly enjoy Christmas this year?

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