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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 6 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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We can pin things? I am so out of touch ...
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The sky over Fenway is more than a little ominous tonight.
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+Chris Collins-Wooley it may have been the weirdest game I have ever seen.
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The person who unravels the mystery of restless legs will deserve to be a gazillionare and win the nobel prize. 
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Thanks. I'll see what name it goes under here. Is it instant or slow dissolve?
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Via +Sue T.

May you be as happy as this pup!
 
Is everyone having fun?
This bull dog puppy loves the slide....
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Hey - it seems somehow trivial to be promoting my writing, but given how full of hatefulness everything political has turned into, here's a chance to answer a little quiz and have a chance to win some lovely ceramic work.

Deadline is August 1. The questions are fun. Or at least not deadly serious. And that's something we need more of right now.

http://goo.gl/forms/qBan7EPsn8yPOebk1
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I normally don't do promo codes/etc for things, but if you need business cards and like the ones from Moo.com, they are having a sale until midnight tonight of 25% off everything.

Yes, their cards are pricey, but they are some of the nicest on the market and I find people remember them and don't toss them.

Anywho, if you use this link, we both get credit for future orders.

https://www.moo.com/share/xdpmrh
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I don't need cards, but I got 10 free Moo mini cards as a bonus once and they're the best. I always pay more attention to them when I receive them that's for sure.
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For more than 6 weeks, all 3 of the Halcyone Space books have been in the top 10 on Amazon's LGBT SF best sellers list. DERELICT is in the number 1 slot today.

I am very proud of these books. I never set out to check off any 'diversity' boxes when I wrote them. I simply created an ensemble cast of characters that resembled the real depth and breadth of people in my circle of family and friends.
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That's so amazing! Congratulations, and enjoy riding the wave! :D 
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I know it's coming down to the wire. Angry Robot has had my submission for OATHBREAKER'S PRICE for just shy of 6 months. If they ask for the full and then go on to offer me publication, I'll likely go with them, if only to experience the difference in distribution, etc in working with an established publisher.

If they decline the book, I will be able to publish it under my own imprint sometime in the winter. It'll be interesting to see if I can garner a reading audience for something quite different from my SF series and unlike my fantasy work, not geared toward a YA audience.

It's a solid story and I want to see it out in the world.
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You wrote, I get to read it.
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Told you!!
 
If you haven't read +Rick Wayne's serialized novel Minus Faction, the first episode is amazing! I'm going to have to pick up the next one and keep reading.

https://prcreative.ca/ryan/?p=920
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I successfully adulted today~! Go me!

~set up son #2's college tuition payment plan for the semester (ouch)
~investigated and discovered that our phones will work w/o extra fees in Canada next week! (yay)
~Sorted out my book inventory and what I owe sales tax on
~Sent a difficult email that I didn't want to send, but had to
ETA: ~ordered business cards

That doesn't look like a lot, but it sure does feel like a lot.
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Good work!
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Still never gets old. :)
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I gots to save up some bucks to get me the hard copies. 
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Wow - that's very cool! What a great story of discovery and turning a scientific field on its head.
 
Biology textbooks tell us that lichens are alliances between two organisms—a fungus and an alga. They are wrong.
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Excellent post Lisa! Being a layman I'm still fascinated at the geeky details
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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
Story
Tagline
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)
DREADNOUGHT AND SHUTTLE (book 3)

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.
Work
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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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Currently
Near Boston, MA
Previously
Westbury, NY - Philadelphia, PA - Near Chicago, IL
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