Cooper HillCooper Hill walked out of the dust in a semi-arid desert seeking a wider Universe beyond the beyond.  She has worked in surgery as a scrub tech/circulator, in a flower shop, chemical plant, bronze foundry, and for 25 years was a successful bronze artist and writer of prose in Native American, Western and Wildlife themes, showing and selling in venues and galleries across the greater Southwest. In mid-careers, Cooper and her husband took a two and a half year sabbatical with Peace Corps, to work in Burundi, East Africa, where she earned the JFK Volunteer of the Year Award for sub-Sahara Africa, as her second-self, Anita Pauwels.  She has written a non-fiction book, Turtle Tushies in the Land of Banana Beer, about their adventures in fish-farming among a heart-warming, if troubled people. For her Peace Corps service, she received a Distinguished Alumna Award from her Alma Mater.  Cooper writes future-fiction, dystopian and space opera action-adventure novels, replete with strong female protagonists, side-kicks, heroines, heroes and an abundant and appropriate number of villains with occasional aliens. Her new universes and world-building are believable and fun. Cooper Hill’s books are available for download/purchase through major retailers and many libraries. Using the rocks, crystals and gemstones that have always fascinated her, Cooper also creates unique gold-wire wrapped jewelry.  She enjoys on-going art projects, disc-golf, friends, long walks with the dog almost anywhere, painting, kayaking, reading/writing, family, community and good movies. Cooper currently greets the sun each day with her fun-loving mom and their latest rescue dog, a bundle-of-energy-and-joy black cock-a-poo, Cricket. They reside on a beautiful tree-covered hill above a quiet valley.