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Beneficent Boy by S.M.R. Cooper
By: S. M. R. Cooper
Beneficent Boy is a superhero who routinely saves the city from the criminal deeds of the villain Tin-Plate. Tin-Plate always cheats, though, and one day he defeats Beneficent Boy … which is when Beneficent Boy’s greatest heroics begin.
With the help of Indigo – a fellow superhero who was also defeated by Tin-Plate’s cheating – Beneficent Boy learns that he can save the city, at least one more time. Indigo explains that he “left some stuff behind”, and shows him all the people he saved by doing that.
Unconventional in its approach, Beneficent Boy does not dwell on the defeat of the hero but rather on those who benefit from his selfless act. It does not address what happens to us after we die, but instead talks about how the world can benefit from our actions well beyond the scope we might imagine.
Beneficent Boy will be available on 7 August 2015, on Kindle and in paperback wherever books are sold.
Visit S.M.R. Cooper at www.smrcooper.wordpress.com, where you can link to Beneficent Boy and to the author’s other books. You can also find her weekly features – The Thing I Like About, One Page Stories, and the illustrated “Piper” – as well as the serial novel “The Jennings”, deleted scenes from the Doorway, stories from the author’s life, and links to Lego ads for Beneficent Boy and her other projects.
About the Author
S.M.R. Cooper has been writing since she was seven years old. In addition to Beneficent Boy, she is currently working on an omnibus of “The Jennings” – due out in September 2015 – and Part Four of The Doorway series, which will debut in the Spring of 2016.
Her works tend to be action-based, describing characters through their words and deeds and not concerning themselves over-much with, for example, the appearance of clouds.
She makes her home in Laramie, Wyoming, and fills up her spare time with family and friends, kids, cats, and the occasional dog.