My latest short story, “Islands,” is now live in the April issue of the Front Porch Review. <– Click to read.

(PLEASE NOTE: Front Porch Review had a computer problem and lost their website. Their new site is up, but all of my stories there were, apparently, lost. At this time, I’m not sure if they will be recovered.)

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I was thrilled to receive the following in my email by a reader of this story:

Ms. Cooper,

I just wanted to say BRILLIANT!
I’ve just read your piece in the Front Porch Review and it evoked for me many memories and feelings about my relationship with my mother. The details, obliviously, are not the same, but the spirit of the unknown, the possible causes of what was behind my mother’s behavior towards me, came bursting through to me in your story.

Thank you,


Needless to say, this email made my day.
I hope you will enjoy this story, as well. If you do, reviews are always appreciated.

One-Way Trip

My latest story, “One-Way Trip” is available now in this Sci-Fi Anthology from Zombie Pirate Publishing. Available at Amazon in both the Kindle and Paperback editions.

A slight deviation for me into Sci-Fi, but a fun challenge. I hope you will enjoy it and all the stories in this anthology:
World War Four


The Vanishing of M. Renoir

I’m so very pleased to announce the taking of yet another bow by my short story, “The Vanishing of M. Renoir.”

This particular story has been appreciated by several different publishers and I’m quite proud to have it appear once again under the Clarendon House banner.

The publication of Gold: The Best from Clarendon House Anthologies is complete and the volume is available for Kindle at Amazon and also in paperback through Clarendon House:


The Old Man With A Stick

I am extremely pleased to announce the publication of my recent short story “The Old Man With A Stick” in the Fall Issue of the Furtive Dalliance Literary Review available now at Amazon.

This is the story of someone who is perceived as different by the townspeople and so is the target of their suspicion and distrust. And yet there is much more to him than they realize.


Please give this lovely anthology a try: Furtive Dalliance #3