An extremely touching, heartfelt, and often humorous account of a young woman’s journey to live her passion. WISH reminds us, that despite our obstacles, we can live the life we dream. You won’t be able to put it down.”

Zippora Karz, Former Soloist, New York City Ballet

Author of The Sugarless Plum/ Ballerina Dreams


Grier Cooper expertly weaves her insider knowledge into this compelling read. Even if you’ve never danced en pointe, you may find yourself reaching for ballet slippers after reading Wish.”

Charity Tahmaseb, co-author of The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading


Grier Cooper’s WISH contrasts the elegant and disciplined beauty of ballet versus a gritty and often violent home life. She handles the topic of alcoholism with poignancy and honesty and choreographs in light-hearted moments of friendship, sibling rivalry and a budding romance to round out this touching story of art and love.”

Paula Yoo(Good Enough, HarperCollins)

Grier Cooper writes with emotional hooks that penetrate deeply. Her wonderfully-flawed characters are unforgettable. This book and its lovely dancing protagonist sparkle as if onstage!”

Corina Vacco, author of My Chemical Mountain


I absolutely loved WISH; it brought back such memories of high school, boys and ballet. What a gift this is to young dance students.”

Lauren Jonas, Artistic Director, Diablo Ballet


GrierCooper is completely able to express these years of sweat and tears with the accuracy of someone who has lived through it herself. It’s a great read; I highly recommended WISH!”

Jenna Lavin-Crabtree, Former dancer with Atlanta Ballet, Miami City Ballet

Full time Faculty/Choreographer, Ballet Academy East, NYC




Follow the OFFICIAL WISH TOUR February 16-March 6th:

February 16: Long and Short Reviews YA
February 17: Unabridged Andra’s
February 18: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
February 19: LibriAmoriMiei
February 20: CBY Book Club
February 23: Welcome to My World of Dreams
February 24: View from the Birdhouse
February 25: Jersey Girl Book Reviews – review
February 26: Books in the Hall
February 27: Sultry, Steamy Reading
February 27: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock – review
March 2: Rayna Noire and Writer Wonderland
March 2: Book Whizz
March 3: Edgar’s Books
March 4: Sophia Kimble
March 5: Brooke Blogs
March 6: Romorror Fan Girl


WISHPlaylist by Grier Cooper on Grooveshark

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5 Responses »

  1. What a lovely blog you have here…filled with beautiful, honest recollections and inspiring content and photographs ~ So happy to have stumbled upon it!

  2. I am always in awe of the extent and variety of talent within our Toastmaster’s Club, and your’s is one of them.

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