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Lisa “LJ” Cohen
Works at LJCohen.net
Attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Lives in Near Boston, MA
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Welcome to my home on the plus! If you don't want to wade through my longer profile, here's the speed read edition:

* author of 5 SF&F novels
* poet
* potter
* international spy

http://www.ljcohen.net

My novels are available in eBook and print editions in all the usual and some of the unusual places:

AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/LJ-Cohen/e/B006QL6GA0
Barnes & Noble  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lj-cohen *iTunes*  https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lj-cohen/id496598411
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ljcohen
Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/search?Query=LJ+Cohen&fcmedia=Book
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=LJ+Cohen
Createspace https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=lj+cohen&sitesearch_type=STORE
*Directly from me through my website*
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strange!
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They don't screw around with the weather in #Iceland.
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Iceland, I am in you!!!!!
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<=== totes jelly
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Checked in for flight to Iceland.
Printed out boarding passes.
Packed.
Double checked packing list.
Paid bills.
Shoveled snow.
Got trash barrels out in time to be picked up.
Wrote blog post.

Still need to stop by CVS and pick up a prescription for the dog, but we can do that on the way to the airport.

Also, need to shovel again. And this is heavy, wet snow. Sigh.
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Have an awesome time, +Lisa Cohen !
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So, I'm not a very skilled knitter, but I do enjoy the craft. I'm headed to #Iceland tonight, where I know I can buy beautiful wool at reasonable prices. Do I bring knitting needles with me and make something while I'm there?

If so, what?
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I have the bamboo round ones, and at least for the flight over, they're packed in the luggage b/c I don't have yarn and I need to sleep on the flight, as when we get there it'll be 3:30 am by my body clock, but 9:30 am by Icelandic time. :)
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A timely cautionary tale via my dear friend, Diane. :) No, we're not bringing our GPS, but we will be using a map.
#Iceland


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/world/europe/iceland-american-tourist-gps.html


Noel Santillan, a 28-year-old from New Jersey, typed the wrong address for his hotel and spent six hours on the road before realizing: This isn’t Reykjavik.
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That's kind of what Iceland is like, actually. Especially in the winter. :)
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Yes! Roses are so lame!
 
Yeah, that ought to do it. Heh
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My hubby and I have decided to give each other new DLC for RockBand this year. There aren't any bones, but I can fool the game into thinking I can sing well enough to regularly hit the top 10 score on songs I like. Close enough to reigning over the masses, I suppose. ;) 
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Enjoying our first coffee. . . Of many to come.
 
First coffee in Reykjavik with +Lisa Cohen​.
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In case you forget to pack a bra and are somewhere in the world and have to buy one, the internet has you covered with this bra size converter.

You're welcome. 
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Lisa, you are a useful human being.
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I'm ready!!!!
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That's s great photo of you btw 😎
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I listened to an incredibly powerful story on NPR yesterday about the burial ground on Hart Island in NY. It is a place of ghosts, memories, and forgotten history.
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I heard the same article. The fact that the state doesn't want to turn it into a park made me really think they are worried about lawsuits over improperly maintained grave sites. 
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A year ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit Iceland. And we fell in love with the country.

A year later, thanks to frequent flier miles and an unused week's vacation he was able to roll over from last year, we are going back. There is so much to see, even in 2 trips, we won't be able to experience it all.

But last year, (the second map) we were able to head to the north west of the country. This year, (the first map)we are heading a bit to the south east.

This year, our trip will coincide with the new moon, so darker skies will (we hope) mean better chances to see the Northern Lights.

We fly out tomorrow night. Stay tuned for a flood of Iceland photos!
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Travel safe!!! 
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Education
  • Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Physical Therapy, 1984 - 1986
  • University of Rochester
    1980 - 1984
  • Hicksville High School
  • Hicksville Jr. High School
  • Burns Avenue Elementary School
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Gender
Female
Other names
LJCohen, Lisa Janice Cohen
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Poet, Novelist, potter, Doctor Who fan, denizen of Night Vale
Introduction
Who I really am is just plain stubborn mixed with a crazy sense of optimism, and tempered by a dash of cynicism.

I write novels as LJ Cohen across the YA, fantasy, and speculative fiction genres.

My published novels are available in all the usual venues:

Halcyone Space
DERELICT (book 1)
ITHAKA RISING (book 2)

Changeling's Choice
THE BETWEEN (book 1)
TIME AND TITHE  (book 2)

FUTURE TENSE

PEN-ULTIMATE: A Speculative Fiction Anthology, LJ Cohen & Talib Hussain, eds, is available in print and eBook editions (proceeds donated to the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund)

My short story, "I was a Teenage Alien" is in Theme-Thology: Invasion, published by HDWPBooks.

My short story, "The Forgetting" is in Theme-Thology: Day I Died, published by HDWPBooks.

Find me on the web: http://www.ljcohen.net
Find my pottery website: http://www.dragonbellyceramics.com
See more photos of my pottery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/photorad/sets/72157648775853328

Subscribe to my occasional newsletter: http://www.ljcohen.net/mailinglist/mail.cgi/list/bluemusings (well, it's always a newsletter, it's published occasionally, as in about 6 times a year, complete with original, free short fiction)

Member of SFWA (The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) and Broad Universe

You can read samples of my novels (some in progress, some published) on Wattpad.

I've also been known to make pottery and give it away. :)

FYI: I have political biases. I am concerned with social justice, gender issues, and feminism. I will talk about this side by side with writing craft, pottery, and cute animal pictures.

P.S. Sadly, I know that the individuals this relates to are not the people reading this, so consider this my public venting. Most of the folks I have met on G+ have been interesting and wonderful; people I now count as my friends.  However,  I have increasingly been the recipient of private messages and emails from men, often not native English speakers, but not exclusively so,  wanting to 'get to know me better'. These "hey baby" messages are from people who have never interacted with me, aren't in my circles, and have no connection with me or my interests. This is the internet version of the street cat-call and is at best, irritating, at worse, harassment. So I will not answer chat requests from anyone I do not recognize from my circles or from prior interactions on G+ posts.

Bragging rights
Slept in a yurt on the Kyrgyz jaloo.
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Writer
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eBook formatting & conversion, wheel throwing & hand building ceramics, listening
Employment
  • LJCohen.net
    Writer, present
  • Private Practice
    Physical Therapist, 1996 - 2009
  • Spaulding/MGH
    Physical Therapist, 1989 - 1998
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Near Boston, MA
Previously
Westbury, NY - Philadelphia, PA - Near Chicago, IL
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