Jim Coogan, Author
Jim Coogan was raised on Cape Cod in the town of Brewster. After military service, he began a career as a high school history teacher. Since his retirement from teaching in 1999, Jim has written seven books about Cape Cod, including Sail Away Ladies: Stories of Cape Cod Women in the Age of Sail, which received the 2004 U.S. Maritime Literature Award for best maritime writing by an independent publisher. His book, Cape Cod Harvest: A Gathering in of Cape Cod Stories, written with Dennis author Jack Sheedy and published in the spring of 2007, was a finalist in Foreword Magazine’s 2007 Book the Year awards. More recently, Jim has moved toward writing books for children. His popular Clarence the Cranberry Who Couldn’t Bounce (2002), was followed by I Saw a Sea Monster, Yes I Did!!! (2006) Jim’s newest book, Priscilla the Amazing Pinkywink, was published in October of 2008. Jim is a regular columnist for the Cape Cod Times daily newspaper and is owner and publisher of Harvest Home Books in East Dennis, Massachusetts.
He lives with his wife Elizabeth in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Jack Sheedy, Author
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