Maren Cooper grew up in the Midwest and now resides in Minnesota. During her long career as a health services executive during a time of continuous change, she led a number of organizations to respond to the challenges of new competitive business models, required operating system improvements and the search for optimal governance structures. Through it all, Maren was a keen observer of the range of coping mechanisms people call upon when their known world is upset and the consequences of choices made in the board room have a direct impact on patient care, professional careers and the families of all involved.
A life-long reader, she recently discovered the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, began taking classes and slowly unearthed the aspiring writer beneath. A Better Next is her debut novel.
She writes best on the North Shore of Lake Superior where she retreats frequently to hike, watch the deer devour her hostas and needlepoint.