I've always wondered about the pain that a mother experiences in childbirth. As a man, that's one experience I will never have--unless I come up with a miraculous birth. Maybe the closest I'll ever get to that experience is giving birth to a novel. Let me defend that crazy position:
* First, when you write a novel, you are creating a new life--new characters who live out a story, and grow older as the novel progresses--especially if it is part of a series.
* Secondly, it's painful to create. I've rewritten A Cold Copper Moon three times already. Each time I consume another bunch of months. Wow! Believe me that hurts. But, as in child birth--so I understand--it's a happy pain.
* And finally, when the novel is finally published, it's shown to the world of readers like a new-born baby. Maybe I should hand out cigars when my agent finally lands a publisher. I'll buy the cigars, Tris.
By the way, my agent is Tristram Coburn of Tristram C. Coburn, Literary Management. I know it's hard work trying to find a publisher for a new author. But thanks for all you do, Tris. Maybe this baby will finally be delivered!
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Blood Moon Rising, Cooper's second in his trilogy, is now out andready for purchase on Amazon or B&N and other bookstores. Says one critic, Tris Coburn, "Coop's a cross between DeMille's Mac McCormack and Connelly's Bosch.
It's even better than the first ~ Cooper gets closer and closer to solving the mystery of his son's disappearance.
One review from Jack Driscoll, award winning author of Lucky Man, Lucky Woman says:
"The novel is so richly cinematic that I read it while simultaneously imagining each of the chapters and scenes playing out on the silver screen... the suspense high-tension from beginning to end."
"Lovers of the genre will find much to keep them engrossed. The author successfully raises tension with gripping descriptions and emotional dialogue,"
I'M THRILLED THAT I JUST RECEIVED THE FINALIST AWARD FOR MY SECOND BOOK, BLOOD MOON RISING.
THE ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARD IS GIVEN OUT SPARINGLY AND I'M ONE OF THE LUCKY (AND HARD WORKING!) AUTHORS TO BE PROVIDED THIS HONOR.
I FIND THAT THE MORE I WRITE, THE BETTER AND BETTER I GET TO KNOW MY CHARACTERS. I SLEEP WITH THEM.
COOPER IS IN THE BACK SEAT OF MY CAR, DIRECTING ME HERE AND THERE, WITH A WATCHFUL EYE.
RICHIE IS WATCHING MY BACK WHENEVER I NEED HIS HELP.
HUCKSTER CROWE IS RIDING SHOTGUN AS HE MAKES OUR WAY THROUGH THE DEEPEST PART OF THE EVERGLADES
COME MEET MY WACKO CHARACTERS AND SEE WHO YOU LIKE BEST.