Published Writing

The following is a list of some of J. Paul Cooper’s published writing.


Hunting Teddy Bears (2021)

Jack: A Lady’s Cat (2020)

What If: A Collection of Short Fiction By J. Paul Cooper, Self-Published (2016)


Short Fiction

“The Last Putt” NorthWord: A Literary Journal of Canada’s North (Fall 2022) p. 10-13

“Just A Toonie” The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature (Nov 2020)

“An Appointment With Life” Ambrosia Literary Review (Spring-Summer 2020) p.3-6

“Harold’s Muse” Polar Borealis Magazine (Issue #12 Nov-Dec 2019) p.20-25

“Save The Humans” Power: In the Hands of One, In the Hands of Many, West Coast Science Fiction Association (2018) p.116-123

“Just a Microwave Dinner?” No Extra Words/Podcast 8:39-15:11 (August 7th 2016)

“The Poodle and The Golfer” Maple Tree Literary Supplement (Issue #20 2015)

“The King’s Nephew” Everything is so Political, Roseway Publishing (2013) p.110-117

“The Dinner Guest” Canadian Tales of the Fantastic, Red Tuque Books (2011) p.161-171

“The Equation” Next Stop Hollywood: Short Stories Bound For The Screen, St. Martin’s Griffin (2007) p.315-329


“Taking a Shot at Unscripted Television” Westword, Writers’ Guild of Alberta (July-September 2022) p.20-21

“Writing Formats: The Keys To Your Potential” Writing Better Fiction: Craft Tips From Some of Canada’s Best Writers and Editors, In Places Between (2019) p.72-75

“Storytelling: On and Off Screen” Westword, Writers’ Guild of Alberta (April-June 2019) p.24-25

“Be Your Own Motivation Guru” Opal: The Magazine For Canadian Authors and Writers (August 2018) p.23-25

“From The Office To The Stage” Faith Today (July 2016) p.10

“Life Of Christ Has Shades of Undercover Boss” Edmonton Journal (April 12th 2014) p.F12

“The Gift of Imagination” Inscribed: 30 Years of Inspiring Writers, Forever Books (2010) p.37-39

“Everyone’s A Critic” A Movie Review of The Express, The Calgary Herald (October 10th 2008)

“Acceptance is Unconditional When Christians Embrace Christ” Edmonton Journal (April 30th 2005) p.B9

“Baptists Thrill Kids in Nova Scotia” Faith Today (Sept/Oct 2003) p.10

“Head of the Class” Nova Scotia Open to The Word (Spring 2003) p.4

“From The Ashes of Job Loss – To New Dreams”  Edmonton Journal (March 15th 2003) p.B8

“South of the Border” Fellowscript (May 2002) p.33

“Blaming Adam For a Less Than Perfect Car” Edmonton Journal (February 16th 2002)

“Christmas Eve 1992” Celebrating The Season 2001, Essence Publishing (2001) p. 257-259

“Wanda Lee’s Victoriana Designs” The Costco Connection (September 2000) p.23

“Black Belt and a Briefcase” Atlantic Progress (Sept/Oct 1998) p. 215-216

“Have Gifts Will Travel” The Daily News/Halifax (December 21st 1997) p. 23