I'm Mad Cooper. I enjoy sunsets, adventure novels, and jokes about pants. I'm a purveyor of rough drafts, trying to turn myself into a real writer. My writing inspiration comes from everything from music and myths to random phrases and overheard conversations. I make inside jokes that only I get and obscure references with no explanations.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why haven't you published anything yet?

My many projects are just first drafts. They need some serious revision before potential publication.

Why don’t you revise them?

We're not talking about a few spelling errors here. We're talking about plot holes big enough to lose a bus in. I know what isn't working, but I haven't figured out what would work yet.

Why do you do such terrible things to your characters?

I don't know. Maybe there's something wrong with me.

What's up with 6am in mid-July?

It's a magical place. Imagine being 18 with nowhere in particular to be. The sun is up but the temperature is not. This is where road trips start and adventures begin. This is the past and the future in one moment. That's what’s up with it.

Infrequently Asked Questions:

Is Mad a name or an adjective?


Are you talking to yourself?

Also yes.