Reader Bio: Kim Cooper

Let me take a moment to praise another great author, historian, and friend who’ll be reading with A Rrose in a Prose on Sunday at L.A. Zine Fest: Kim Cooper!

Kim Cooper is the creator of 1947Project, the crime-a-day time travel blog that spawned Esotouric’s popular crime bus tours, including Pasadena Confidential and the Real Black Dahlia. With husband Richard Schave, Kim curates the Salons of LAVA – The Los Angeles Visionaries Association. When the third generation Angeleno isn’t combing old newspapers for forgotten scandals, she is a passionate advocate for historic preservation of signage, vernacular architecture and writer’s homes. Between 1992 and 2006, Kim was the editrix of Scram, a journal dedicated to “rooting out the cashews in the bridge mix of unpopular culture.” Career highlights include lunching with Rod McKuen, holding Tiny Tim’s freakishly soft hands and reuniting The Music Machine. Her books include the anthologies “Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth” and “Lost in the Grooves,” and an oral history of Neutral Milk Hotel. Earlier this month, she launched a new L.A.-focused press, Esotouric Ink with “The Kept Girl,” an historical mystery featuring the young Raymond Chandler on the trail of a cult of murderous angel worshippers.

Kim will be reading a choice, rare excerpt from Scram on Sunday at Zine Fest, so don’t be late! We’re gonna be on the main stage starting at 4:15 p.m., right before Jaime Hernandez of Love and Rockets. Our other authors include David Markey, Allison Wolfe, Gene Sculatti, and of course myself.

It’s all at
A Rrose in a Prose, at
2014 L.A. Zine Fest
February 16, 4:15 p.m.

@Helm’s Bakery
8703 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA

D. M. Collins

D. M. Collins is a journalist and writer based in Los Angeles.

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