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Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life

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The Agony of Expectation: Growing Up Outside Normal

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Badass Women: Peggy Carter, Agent Carter

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Karina Cooper

Award winning author. Gleefully badass.

After years of flitting from job to job, Karina Cooper eventually decided that she’d take her real life and make it all about fiction. She is the author of the award-winning St. Croix Chronicles, and maniacally enjoys writing across multiple genres. One part glamour to two parts dork, she’s an avowed gamer, a borderline hermit and occasional Outer God. Visit her—and her extreme coffee habit—at @karinacooper and