I'm Sun Cooper, a writer, editor, and literary consultant who migrates between my home state, Oklahoma, and my adopted home, California. I've lived in a horse barn, a sea captain's house, and spent summers in Mexico, England, and Hungary. I've been in Baja the past months on a writer's residency, following the whale migration and working on a collaborative poetry and music project highlighting international women's literature and courage.

Under my belt, I've tucked a B.A. in English Lit, Harvard studies in Modern Masterpieces of World Literature, and over 18 years experience navigating the terrains of the publishing world. I am a member of the Certified Professional Writers and Editors, The Shakespeare Fellowship, a previous award-winning editor for the Nashville Gazette, a regular contributor to literary and travel magazines, an internationally published poet, consulting editor with My Two Cents Editing, editor of digital Waves, and Blackbird Fellow and consultant with A Room of Her Own Foundation.

With my amalgamation of Cherokee, French, Basque and American West ancestry, I strongly identify as a woman, mother, writer, and sojourner who asks for the wisdom of ancient paths while pioneering her own. I travel the West with my beloved son and pup.

 



“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will."

– Book of Jeremiah


“Be eternally and unswervingly loyal to the story, means no less than, Be loyal to life, don't create fiction but accept what life is giving you, show yourself worthy of whatever it may be by recollecting and pondering over it, thus repeating it in imagination; this is the way to remain alive. And to live in the sense of being fully alive had early been and remained to the end her only aim and desire. 'My life, I will not let you go except you bless me, but then I will let you go.'" - Isak Dinesen, Daguerreotypes and Other Essays

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