KaLyn Cooper’s romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense.
Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from
She, her husband, and bird dog live in Eastern Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or paddling on the river.
Born and raised in a small town in New York close to the Pennsylvania line, we water skied in the summer months on the lake and snow skied all winter. One a cold January night while clomping through the lodge I literally ran smack into the man I'd eventually marry. His high school was ninety-six miles from mine but we made the long-distance relationship work...for years.
While I was at Penn State, he went to the United States Naval Academy and chose the Marines upon graduation. I followed him throughout his military career living on Army, Air Force and Marine Corps bases, making sixteen moves and meeting some of the most wonderful people in the world.
Working in Public Relations all over the country and in Japan, I've written for international, regional and local corporations, non-profits and was a ghost writer. I won national awards for travel and tourism books and ghost written several self-help books but I hadn't written fiction since college.
When we moved to East Tennessee the second time, we built our house-and I mean my husband, our son and I-brought this house from the studs in. As I hung insulation, painted, tiled and planted, I plugged into audio books and discovered I really enjoyed romantic suspense. In the evenings I read romance novels. By the time the house was ready for occupancy, I'd read over 300 books, mostly in the romance genre and suspense.
One night while my husband was working out of the country, I sat at the computer and started writing a book. I entered it in several writing contests and learned a lot from the critiques. I met a local romance writer, Deborah Grace Staley, who helped me tremendously. She told me my 500-page tome wasn't one book but three, and none were the first in what has become the Black Swan series.
I attended many conferences and craft workshops over the next year while pitching my book to agents and editors every chance I got. When I'd finished Explosive Combination, I sold it to a premier eBook publisher in November 2013. It published in March 2014. In December of that same year, Christmas In Cancun was released by that same publisher,
In 2015 I started self-publishing and have since received the rights back to my first two books. Explosive Combination has been rewritten and is now Uncaged Love, book #2 in the Black Swan series. I continue to self-publish on a regular basis expanding the Black Swan series, writing the Guardian Elite spin-off series, and the Never Forgotten trilogy.
I have been married to the same man for over forty years. Our two children are grown and live in the same city.
I still read over 100 books a year, mostly audio books, and write every day.