I read, I think, I dig, I write. I worry about whether a  sentence like that one should have semi-colons instead of commas. My degrees are the impractical sort: philosophy and communication, with a Ph.D. in American studies. After a decade doing investigative and feature writing for the Riverfront Times, became editor-in-chief of St. Louis Magazine, hated being in charge, and cheerfully sank to staff writer. On the side, I’ve written several nonfiction books and a murder mystery, A Circumstance of Blood, published by Endeavour Press, Ltd. in the U.K. and the U.S. (It hit, albeit briefly, No. 7 on Amazon Canada’s Kindle chart; woohoo!) In 2017, I made the FOLIO:100 list of magazine pros nationwide, but the palpitations have subsided.


circumstance “I could not put it down. Great story. Great writing. Got the forensics just right.” ~Dr. Mary Case, forensic pathologist

“The tangled mysteries of the Jesuits, the terrible secrets of adolescence and the dark twisted truths of a killer all give propulsive force to Jeannette Cooperman’s A Circumstance of Blood. Cooperman’s atmospheric thriller delves deep.”~Steve Friedman, author of Lost on Treasure Island

“Jeannette Cooperman is a stylish writer with a sharp eye for detail and keen ear for dialogue – skills that are on full display in her new mystery novel, A Circumstance of Blood. This is a marvelous book written in the tradition of the great British mysteries… but there’s a distinctly American quality that breaks with the cozy conventions.”~Jim Nesbitt, author of The Last Second Chance