I'm Sun Cooper, a writer, editor, and literary consultant from Oklahoma. I've lived in a sea captain's house, wrangled horses for a living, and spent summers in England, Mexico, and Hungary. I founded my literary studio on my great-grandmother's desk in the attic of a horse barn, while raising my son and finishing my degree. I've traveled in an eco-renovated vintage Airstream with my son and pup – visiting National Parks, reservations, museums, libraries, and historic places from Oklahoma to California, a place we adopted as our second home. I regularly attend a writer's residency by the Pacific Ocean.
With a B.A. in English Literature and specialty in journalism and creative writing and HarvardX studies in Modern Masterpieces of World Literature, my 19 years of experience in the writing, editing & publishing world has deep roots in knowing exactly what I wanted to do from a young age – write and read stories that must be told.
I've volunteered with reading advocacy groups, anti-human trafficking agencies, and safe houses. I'm a member of the Certified Professional Writers and Editors, Reedsy, and The Shakespeare Fellowship; a regular contributor to literary, women's, and travel magazines; an internationally published poet; book, print, and digital publishing consultant with My Two Cents Editing; Blackbird Fellow, editor of digital Waves, and consultant with a non-profit for women writers and artists, A Room of Her Own Foundation.
With my amalgamation of Cherokee, French, Basque and American West ancestry, I identify as a storyteller, mother, and sojourner who asks for the wisdom of ancient paths while pioneering her own.
“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