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Local author’s novel set at fictional Carmel Valley elementary school

Local author’s novel set at fictional Carmel Valley elementary school

Kathy Cooperman Courtesy

Those who aspire to write fiction typically enter college as English literature majors, sign up for creative writing programs or at least take some classes on the subject.

Del Mar Heights resident Kathy Cooperman did none of those things. Boredom, comedy and crime sparked her decision to compose fictional prose.

She is the author of two novels produced by Amazon imprint Lake Union Publishing — “Crimes Against a Book Club,” and her recently released volume, “The Very Principled Maggie Mayfield.”

Tedium induced by her law studies at Yale led the New England native to her first stab at the craft.

“I wrote one book...

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