Lana Cooper doesn’t usually talk about herself in the first person, but makes an exception when writing an author bio. Otherwise, that would be really, really pretentious.
In 2014, Cooper published her first novel, Bad Taste In Men, a humorous coming-of-age tale for awkward geeks who grew up in the ’90s. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Enter the Apocalypse (2017) and Nocturnal Natures (2016). Her short stories are steeped in horror-humor and urban fantasy, earning her a spot as an associate member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA).
Cooper is currently working on her second full-length novel, cranking out pages at a pace somewhere between Joyce Carol Oates and George R.R. Martin. (So, expect that second book sometime this decade! Hurray!)
In terms of non-fiction, Cooper has written extensively on a variety of pop culture topics for PopMatters, news stories for EDGE Media Network, and random musings her own blog, Delightfully Dysfunctional (you’re reading it now!).
By day, Cooper eschews grunting and gesticulating wildly, instead “using her words” in her role as a copywriter / editor for a Philadelphia-based digital marketing firm. She has created content for clients spanning a wide range of industries, including Fortune 500 retailers, as well as regional and national hospitals and healthcare providers.
In her personal life, Cooper also enjoys comic books, communicating with stuffed animals, and avoiding eye-contact with strangers on public transportation.