I’m Michelle Cooper, the author of The Rage of Sheep, The Montmaray Journals trilogy and Dr Huxley’s Bequest, and this blog is where I talk about books and writing. The Montmaray Journals are set around the time of the Second World War and I’m currently writing a book set in the 1960s, so quite a lot of my blog ramblings are about twentieth-century British history. However, I also talk about writing in general, writing for teenagers in particular, science, animals, and anything else that interests me.
Please feel free to join in the discussion by adding a comment.1 You can also e-mail me or visit my author website. If you have a question about the Montmaray books, you might like to visit the Montmaray Q & A page.
For those looking for me in other places on the Internets: I’m not on Facebook, because I don’t like their policies; I’m not on Instagram because I don’t take very interesting photos; I don’t post reviews on Goodreads, because I don’t like the idea of rating books from one to five; I deleted my Twitter account because Twitter is a toxic garbage fire; and I’m not on [insert latest social media phenomenon] because I haven’t heard of it. Sorry. I do, however, welcome letters sent to me by pigeon or owl.
- Comments are moderated, so it may take a bit of time before your first comment appears. I will delete any comments that are abusive, defamatory or completely unrelated to the post on which they appear. Fortunately, I rarely need to take such action, because most of the people who visit this blog are thoughtful and polite, even when expressing disagreement. ↩
6 thoughts on “About Michelle”
Please write a prequel to the first Montmaray book. Regards, No 1 Decca fan
Hello, Johanna. Sadly, a Montmaray prequel seems unlikely. See here for details.
(Wait, is that Decca Mitford? If so, have you read this?)
Dear Michelle ,
I absolutely love your books especially the final book . you brought ww2 to a new perspective. There are not enough words to describe it. I have one question
[Question moved to Q & A page.]
(I moved your question over here to the Q & A page, because it was very spoilery!)
Hi Michelle. I am looking for the amazing Michelle Cooper who taught creative writing at the Newport art museum in the 70s. ?
I’m sorry Pam, that wasn’t me! I hope you find the person you’re looking for.