A South Carolina native, Ron Cooper received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University and now teaches at Central Florida Community College. He is the author of a number of philosophical essays in academic journals, such as the Journal of Speculative Philosophy and Philosophy Today, as well as the book Heidegger and Whitehead: A Phenomenological Examination into the Intelligibility of Experience (Ohio University Press).
His short stories have appeared in Yalobusha Review, Timber Creek Review, Apostrophe, and The Blotter. With Hume’s Fork, which is his first published novel, he was a finalist for the BreadLoaf Conference’s Bakeless Literary Prize.
A bluegrass enthusiast, he lives in Ocala, Florida, with his wife and three children.