Lujira Cooper is a New Yorker. She grew up in Rockaway Beach and attended Far Rockaway High School. In her twenty plus years of writing, she has authored Theft of Trust and is currently working on two others in the Theft series along with a paranormal futuristic story called Kharizma: Planet of Peace.
For over seven years she wrote and published two Jazz newsletters: PUMPKINS PATCHES and Jazz 966 for Brooklyn music venues.
On special occasions, she writes poetry and has read her poems at SAGE midtown honoring the National Day of Transgender Remembrance. For this day, her poems are: I Did Not Choose My Life which SAGE printed for the November 2016 calendar and Ascension.
She received an Honorable mention in Writer’s Digest Short Story competition in 2016. Dig Deep, the New York Writer’s Coalition on line magazine published You’ve Been Kidnapped.
Currently, she’s pursuing her BA in English with a focus on Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University.
When she’s not writing, she volunteers at SAGE midtown’s cyber center and sits on its Advisory Council. In May, she will be facilitating a writing group at SAGE Bronx. She’s on the Board of Trustees for the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture and is a member and liaison to Brooklyn Writers an outgrowth of its Ethical Action committee. In the near future she will be editing a journal of poetry and prose as a fundraiser for the Society. Also, in June she will be a co-fackitator on a program on Identity Politics at the yearly conference of the American Ethical Union.
Her other interests include: adult coloring books and photography.