Philip Cooper Cooper
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have published two non-fiction books in the USA, one on stock options titled Mastering Options, and the other on foreign exchange trading, titled Competing in the Financial Markets, both commissioned by Business Expert Press in New York. I have also self-published my first fictional work, a crime thriller titled The Gladio Protocol, a triple narrative work, the first in the Alex Kalfas series of which Macedonia is Burning is a stand-alone second yet to be published. Another self-published work is an anthology of poems titled If I Could Paint Your Picture. Both works are published on Amazon. In addition, I regularly author articles for a publishers and readers platform Hubpages.com.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Gladio Protocol – This novel was inspired by my love of Greece – I am half Greek – my personal knowledge of the reverence Greeks have for their ancient Macedonian heroes, as well as my fascination for how Greeks in the face of extreme adversity emerge heroically.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don\’t know – perhaps writing in two hour chunks is unusual for an author.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Nelson DeMille is my favorite crime/espionage thriller writer and has influenced my writing. So also has Baldacci and Paterson
What are you working on now?
Another thriller set in Greece called Macedonia is Burning
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I usually use social media, but also my website http://www.philipmcooperauthor.com
Which Websites you like most to promote your book
twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you don\’t succeed the first time round keep on going.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Put yourself in the readers shoes
What are you reading now?
The Cuban by Nelson DeMille
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Eleni, The Lion, Gold Coast, The Charm School