Meet Guest Author, Wayne C. Cooper…

Hello everyone,

I’ve never written an article about myself and the last time I submitted a CV it was called a resumé.

I am in my 70’s and was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

In those years Montreal was the largest city in Canada.

My book, Bunker Down takes place in the late 1960’s and is loosely based on my personal activities in those years and in that city.

I am neither proud nor ashamed of what I did but it does represent the foundation for what I later became.

I have owned and operated several businesses in my lifetime from automobile repair (VW, Mercedes, Porsche and a few other select European cars)

Later I owned and operated a Pizza and Spaghetti take out restaurant in Northern Canada for about 9 years.

We lived on an 80 acre ‘farm’ and had the usual collection of animals from Goats and Ducks to the odd Cow and Pig.

We raised 2 lovely boys and are lucky enough that today, they both live close by.

I’m sure that many of you have also wished to write and publish a book and it was thanks to Amazon that I was finally able to do it.

My brother helped me with both the editing and the ‘repairing’ of the body of the text as he is very familiar with professional word processing software…..I am NOT.

My lovely wife also acted as an editor and critic and her unrelenting honesty helped me to tell my story in a more professional way.

It was a long and tedious process and I now appreciate the work the old time authors went through being their own editors, writer and critic.

After many months of work it was finally done and I had to learn how to fit within the guidelines of the Kindle format and later on, to jump through the necessary hoops to turn it into a Softcover book……a REAL BOOK.

I was as proud as a dog with two tails.

Now, much of my time is spent with my wife and Husky dog and carving hiking sticks and other wooden items.

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It’s the late 1960’s in Montreal, Canada.

Disenchanted with his life in the city, the author searches for alternatives to a 9 to 5 existence. Accidentally locked in a library one night, he stumbles on the possibility of a life for himself beneath the city streets.

He’s aware it’s illegal and will be very difficult, but it’s worth a try.

This adventure takes place over a two year period and is very loosely based on the author’s own experiences at that time and place.



7 thoughts on “Meet Guest Author, Wayne C. Cooper…

    • Thanks so much Carol. It was a first for me and obviously you felt the same. It both satisfying to overcome them AND to see your ideas in print. For me, seeing my book in paper form was the greatest thrill in a long time.
      Best of luck in your writing future.
      I had a photography blog years ago and I’d be tickled if you went and looked at some of my photos.

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  1. Thanks for the kind words Sally. I can only echo the words of many others when they use the expression.’work of love’.
    We’ve just received our first ‘real’ snow of the winter here and it never fails to remind me of things past.
    Take care.

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