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 on 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 online 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.

Her first novel Theft of Trust can be found on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com

When she’s not writing, she volunteers at SAGE midtown’s cyber center and has sat on its Advisory Council. She’s a former trustee of for the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture and is a member and liaison to Brooklyn Writers an outgrowth of its Ethical Action committee. Also, in June she will be a co-facilitator on a program on Identity Politics at the yearly conference of the American Ethical Union.

She facilitates a weekly writing playshop at SAGE. 

She got her BA in English and Creative Writing.

She has her MA in English and Creative Writing.

Now working on her BA in Criminal Justice

A short story of hers will appear in a book to be released in October 2019 (title to follow).

Her other interests include adult coloring books and photography.