Barbie Perkins-Cooper, Author

A Writer and Photojournalist's Blog


Dearest Readers: Those of you who read my posts on a regular basis will recall the saga of my Sears issues…remember the issues I had with getting my washing machine repaired. It took over three weeks — almost two weeks JUST to get a technician out to check it to determine I needed a computer …

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Dearest Readers: Yesterday, I posted a story related to the book I am working on: “Chattahoochee Child.” The post I published yesterday was written months ago, revised a bit yesterday and published. I suppose the articles I am reading lately, a series from the Post and Courier newspaper titled, “Till Death Do Us Part,” http://www.postandcourier.com/tilldeath/

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Dearest Readers: Today, while finally gluing my butt to the chair, I am writing again. Today, I would like to share the latest Excerpt from “Chattahoochee Child.” I hope you will enjoy! A FAMILY MATTER… Domestic Violence…Domestic Abuse… Regardless what it is called, it is truly a vicious monster. A wild, destructive monster that roars …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Melinda Dunn, President & CEO Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau PHONE: 256.350.2028, 800.524.6181 EMAIL: mdunn@decaturcvb.org World War II Ship to Visit Decatur, Alabama The USS LST 325 Ship Museum to be open for tours September 4-9 at Ingalls Harbor. Decatur, Ala. (August 18, 2014) – A 328 feet long piece …

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Dearest Readers: Early last night while checking my phone I received a news alert — Robin Williams is Dead. “Oh my God…No…the man was brilliant. What happened?” As I read the news blurb, I could not believe that such a brilliant, gifted talent — the guy who made me laugh, cry and feel so many …

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Today appeared to be a good day. After paying the monthly bills, I settled down, thankful that life was going my way – finally. I looked up to the blue skies, whispering a silent prayer to God, thankful that I could pay the monthly bills and still have a bit left over, just in the …

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Barbie, Here’s this month’s list. Feel free to share, re-post, etc. Thanks! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Top 10 Workout Songs for August 2014 Fort Wayne, IN – August 5, 2014 – This month’s top 10 list plays host to a variety of dance cuts, club remixes, and curious collaborations. On the cardio front, you’ll find …

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Dearest Readers: Listed below is a story based on true experiences shared at the VA Hospital in Charleston, SC – March 2011. I am happy to report, these scenarios have not been experienced by my husband since that time. Now, with so many investigations ongoing regarding the Veterans Administration, I thought it appropriate to share …

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Dearest Readers: Have you missed me? I’ve certainly missed the opportunity to sit down at my desk, glue my butt to the chair and write. I’ve had so many unexpected interruptions and demands I’ve actually wished to run away from myself. Life demands is what I call them. The City of Charleston, SC has had …

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