Barbie Perkins-Cooper, Author

A Writer and Photojournalist's Blog


Freewriting again today. What is the subject? Truly the first thing coming into my mind. For just a few years, I’ve worked on a manuscript, “Chattahoochee Child.” At first, there wasn’t a plot. Only characters. Now, I have the plot although I keep procrastinating about it. Here goes. The story is placed along the coast …

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Dearest Readers: Today is Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Two days before Thanksgiving. Today, I would like to reflect on the holiday of Thanksgiving. As a young girl, my family of four girls, a father and mother, would celebrate Thanksgiving with our maternal grandparents. My father would either work, or celebrate with his mother until her …

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Dearest Readers: Yesterday, after quickly surfing on Facebook, I made a decision to leave social media for a while. ‘Why?’ Friends and readers ask. Simple. I’m so tired of the racism, bigotry, and hatred discovered while reading some of the posts. I discovered the hatred and racism during the Presidential campaign of 2016. I hoped …

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Dearest Readers: It is with heartfelt pride I extend a proud and Happy Veteran’s Day to all Veterans who served our country. I have a heart filled with love, respect and pride for ALL VETERANS, especially the Veterans of the “Vietnam conflict.” As my loyal readers know, I am married to a Vietnam Veteran. Married …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Top 10 Workout Songs for November 2016 Fort Wayne, IN – November 1, 2016 – This month’s top 10 workout songs span a wider tempo range then normal—with the fastest song clocking at more than double the speed of the slowest. Moreover, that’s just the beginning of this playlist’s variety. So, …

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