Catherine Cooper

Want help clarifying an idea? Feedback on a short writing sample? Practical tips for structuring your plot, developing your voice and characters, or setting—and meeting—your writing goals? Author and writing coach, Catherine Cooper offers 45-minute sessions for prose writers working on or contemplating a book-length work of fiction, nonfiction, or memoir.

Catherine Cooper is an author and writing coach from Nova Scotia, Canada. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Concordia University in Montréal, and she has published four books—a short story collection, a co-authored children’s picture book, and two novels. Her first novel, White Elephant, was a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award and the Alberta Book Publishers’ Book of the Year Award. Her second novel, Lásko, was published by Freehand Books in September, 2023.

Some feedback from participants who took a coaching session with Catherine Cooper at the 2024 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat:

  • Catherine was very warm and encouraging and gave me some sensible steps on how to move forward.
  • She very quickly got down to key issues and offered good advice.
  • Oh I just loved and appreciated this time very very much. More of it is my only feedback!
  • I found it inspiring and informative. Catherine is a great listener and was able to draw from me more than I thought I possessed.