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Dan Cooper

P. O. Box 796
Ingram, Texas, United States

Email: dancooper@journalist.com

My publication credits are largely non-fiction consisting mostly of newspaper features, book and movie reviews, consumer product reviews, how-to articles, and advertising copy. I am currently working on the project of my lifetime--editing the life story of my g-g-grandfather, who among other things, went to California in the Gold Rush.

I enjoy writing fiction as well. I have long-range plans for a first novel, and I have small portfolios on the Internet at various Websites.

For 16 months I had a contract as Sports Editor for a small Texas newspaper. I also served as their Acting News Editor for a short period.

I wrote for eHow (before they summarily dumped all their writers and deleted all authorship attributions) and Suite101 (before they also fired all their writers, but at least kept the copyright attributions in place).

At various times I have held memberships in the Society of Professional Journalists, Writers' League of Texas, Toastmasters International, Kerr County Writers Association, and the national Pierce-Arrow Society. I was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Kerr County Chess Association. I am a former participant in Literacy Volunteers of America, a former local Chamber of Commerce member, and have served on various committees on subjects as diverse as Race Relations and Assistive/Adaptive Devices for the physically and mentally challenged.

Born and raised in Illinois, I was transplanted to the Texas Hill Country in 1982. I graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 1972, with a BA in philosophy and equivalent hours in psychology.

Interests: My hobbies and interests have included chess, darts, various sports and automobiles. I edited a Website on vintage and classic cars. Depending on when you ask, my favorite author is frequently Dick Francis.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Nonfiction

  • Gremlin facts and lore: Birth of the Gremlich
  • The Legend of Eddie Merckx
  • A Cup of Comfort for Courage
  • Self-Propelled Vehicles: A Practical Treatise on the Theory, Construction, Operation, Care and Management of All Forms of Automobiles