I am a retired eye surgeon living in Tauranga, New Zealand. After winning first prize in a National Short Story Competition in 1994, I have gone on topublish the following books described in my website: http://www.douglascoop.co.nz <http://www.douglascoop.co.nz>
1996: I won first prize in New Zealand’s national short story competition, WDSSC, with ‘The Legacy’, a humorous story about the consequences of a will.
1997-2006: I edited TONE, the Journal of the Nelson School of Music, in which I wrote more than forty essays on music.
2010, I published the essays titled, ‘From the Sidelines of Music’.
2009: I published ‘That’s Life’, a series of excerpts from incidents in my life, as told on Sunday Evening Shows, New Zealand Radio, National.
2010: Crowds and Leadership: the art of influencing crowds. For the last four years this book has remained top of page one of a general website dealing with leadership and crowds, registering almost 10 million hits.
2011: ‘Gone Missing’, written to give guidance to those left Behind when a loved one goes missing. All proceeds of sale go to the Family and Friends of Missing Persons Charitable Trust, Australasia.