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What a Headache . . .

Oscar Wilde said he took out a comma in the morning and put it back in the afternoon. Long before I devoted endless hours going back over and over what I’d written, I laughed at that quote. No longer. I’d recently

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P & E Readers Poll Results

For those of you who’ve asked for the results, thank you for your interest. I’m flattered you care enough to inquire. So for you, and also to share my excitement, The House on Serpent Lake finished at #5, and all the

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U.S. & U.K. Readers

The differences between US readers and those in the UK are astonishing. Of all the novels I’ve written, Beyond the Quiet was my favorite until I wrote Serpent Lake, but of course they’re two completely different genres. Readers in the

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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

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The House on Serpent Lake Video

The House on Serpent Lake

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Book Club Speaking Engagement

Since my mystery/thriller, With Full Malice, was set in Yucaipa and the SoCal Inland Empire, a local book club asked me to speak at their meeting. What a memorable day. Not only did the hostess provide an excellent buffet, but

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New Book Trailer

The book trailer for With Full Malice is finished, and I’m thrilled. The creator, local writer and artist Arial Burnz, did a fantastic job of capturing the high points of the novel. And the video is so creepy that I

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