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When he is not writing science fiction novels, Doug fills his day working as a professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at UConn, and as founder and director of Control Station, Inc. His passions include telling inventive tales, mentoring driven individuals, and everything sci-tech. He lives in Connecticut with his darling wife and with pictures of his son, who is off somewhere in the world creating adventures of his own.

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Doug J. Cooper The Crystal Series books are futuristic thrillers of action and adventure that center on some the great sci-fi themes—aliens, spies, AI, romance, and…moreThe Crystal Series books are futuristic thrillers of action and adventure that center on some the great sci-fi themes—aliens, spies, AI, romance, and battles in space. The overarching personality in the series is Criss, a super AI with the cognitive ability of a thousand humans. He is hard-wired to protect and serve his human leadership team, which includes Dr. Juice Tallette, the crystal scientist who created Criss; Cheryl Wallace, captain of a Fleet space cruiser; and Sid, a covert operative for the Union of Nations.

It took six years and 400,000 words for me to complete the four-book series. They are available on Amazon in Kindle or paperback. I’m now working on a new series centered on time travel called Bump Time, with the first book due out in Spring 2019.

As to why I write science fiction, I’d say it’s a combination of what I loved reading as a teen and young adult, combined with me being in a technology career. I caught the sci-fi bug in grade school when I discovered Tom Swift, Jr., a teen sci-fi series that was like a nerd version of The Hardy Boys. The Crystal Series stories might be described as an adult version of Tom Swift, mashed up with some Star Trek, Mission Impossible, and I Robot.
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Doug J. Cooper My process for writing is simple persistence. I write every morning for several hours. If I can complete just 250 finished words per day, I can write…moreMy process for writing is simple persistence. I write every morning for several hours. If I can complete just 250 finished words per day, I can write a novel in a year. And that’s what I do.

I begin with the seed of an idea in my head, and then I start putting words on the page. My joy comes from the creative process of writing into the unknown. It’s especially fun for the Crystal Series books because I love the characters. My pleasure comes from living with them through their successes, failures, joys, and sorrows as they meet the challenges in the story.

After a writing session, my routine every day is to take a long walk through the neighborhood. I use that time to brainstorm what happens next in the story, and the following morning I write it down. Then I repeat.

I write the book scene by scene, finishing one before starting the next. And because the Crystal Series books introduce three seemingly unrelated stories in the first chapters, this lets me focus on a different character every few days, and that helps me keep the story fresh. And fortunately, so far anyway, I haven’t had to confront writer’s block. Sometimes I have the opposite problem—my brain suggesting ideas faster than I can write.
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He came out wearing a green T-shirt and blue jeans. “Hi, Lilah,” he said, “Please call me Twenty-Six.”

Lilah shook her head. “I know you’re Twenty-Five, Einstein. The display gives it away. Your first words to me are a lie.”

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Good prequel to let readers know how the two main characters got to know one another. It's short and doesn't really have an ending of course since the books come after it. Now I know how they met...I plan to continue the series." Read more of this review »
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message 10: by Martha

Martha Perez Hi! Doug,
I am so happy to connect with you!
I love meeting new people.
Best Wishes
Martha Perez
www.marthaperez.info


message 9: by Lynne

Lynne Lexow Hi Doug, a sincere thank you for adding me as a friend on Goodreads.


message 8: by K.S.

K.S. Marsden Thanks for the add, Doug!


message 7: by Leigh

Leigh Lane Thanks for the connection, Doug!


message 6: by Clive

Clive Mullis And why not Doug! :)


Carole Gill thanks for the request


message 4: by Donna

Donna Cook Good to see you here, Doug! :)


Teresa Garcia Thank you for connecting.


message 2: by Simon

Simon Hey Doug! Thanks for finding me here.


Roxanna Rose Hi Doug, great idea. I will be more active on social media soon, but I am currently finishing the second book in my series. Got to have it read for the RT Con in New Orleans this May. Happy Writing!


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