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.

She finished not only her BA in English with a focus on Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University but also a Masters in English and a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice.

Her first novel Theft of Trust can be found on and

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 the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture and is a member and liaison to Brooklyn Writers an outgrowth of its Ethical Action Committee. She was a co-facilitator on a program on Identity Politics at the yearly conference of the American Ethical Union (2017).

She facilitates a weekly writing playshop at SAGE. She has been interviewed by a variety of news outlets with the release of Not Another Second" a collaboration between SAGE and Watermark. She is one of twelve featured in the exhibit and reviewed by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and The New Yorker. 

She was quoted by Tim Johnston, Senior Director of National Projects/SAGE in "LIved Experience Reflections on LGBTQ Life" and has a section in the book.

Not Another Second a portrait gathering of twelve LGBTQ seniors is currently at the Watermark in Brooklyn, New York (21 Clark Street). website:

The New Yorker link:


Her other interests include politics, adult coloring books, and photography.