Ron Cooper, a newspaper journalist for 25 years, turned to full-time freelance editing and writing in 1997. He has ghostwritten and edited several memoirs, including one about a young stroke victim, a six-year cancer survivor, and a Fortune 1000 CEO.
Ron’s latest book, “A Grateful Survivor: Tips and Tributes for Cancer Caregivers” is his personal journey aided by the soothing presence of his wife and caregiver Tanya. “A Grateful Survivor” is aimed at helping caregivers cope with their loved one’s moods, misgivings and anxieties. It also addresses the caregiver’s overload with calming meditations. It is currently available from Amazon as an Kindle eBook and in paperback.
“Fran’s Song: My Mother’s Triumph over Alzheimer’s” was Ron’s second book. Published in 2016, “Fran’s Song” is a heartfelt tribute to his mother, Frances Cooper, recounting his observations of her life in an Alzheimer’s ward. It is available at amazon.com as a Kindle eBook and in paperback.
“Fran’s Song” has been featured on the Dementia Action Alliance USA website and in the August 2016 edition of Teepa Snow’s Online Dementia Journal. Ron was also selected by his peers as one of the outstanding #AlzAuthors for excellence in writing about Alzheimer’s/dementia.
Ron’s first book, “Heart Happy: 50 Stories, Poems and Whimsical Writings to Inspire You!,” was released in 2011. “Heart Happy” is an inspirational collection of simple acts of kindness and expressions of goodwill from grocery checkout lane to a busy highway. The eBook is available in the Kindle store.
Quite the career. I’m always interested in how others found themselves writing about Alzheimer’s. I’m glad I found your post on AlzAuthors. I look forward to reading your posts. And a bit star struck that you’re featured in Teepa Snow’s Journal!! Thank you for sharing your story.
All the best,
Molly, so sorry for the long delay in responding. Thanks for your kind words. I will be posting many other Alzheimer’s-themed posts on my site in 2020. I hope you will return. I will be checking out your blog soon. Happy New Year!