M. (Michael) Thomas Cooper studied literature and theatre at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, San Francisco State University, and Portland State University, where he received his degree. In 2008 his first novel, 42, was published by Ooligan Press. Also in 2008 his 10-minute play Tongue, Tied was presented at The Humana Festival of New American Plays, which subsequently led to Samuel French publishing a collection of his short plays. Recently, his plays have been presented at Santa Barbara City College and the University of Wyoming. His second novel, Double or Nothing, was released fall of 2012. For more information you can visit his website, www.MThomasCooper.com.