Brenda Cooper

Archive for January, 2008

Reading Recommendation: A Rush of Wings

I picked this debut novel up because the author, Adrian Phoenix, and I know a lot of the same people. I know her, too, although primarily from running in the same crowd. And the book has been getting a little bit of buzz on various lists. I was a little unsure before I started – […]

The Silver Ship and Sea a Best Adult Book for Youth

Booklist puts out an Editor’s Choice list every year, and I was really surprised and pleased to see THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA listed as one of their “Best Adult Books for Youg Adults” list. This was particularly pleasing since it’s a national, broad list, and it was nice to see a science fiction […]

Reading Recommendations: Storm Chaser

Storm Chaser, A Photographer’s Journey, by Jim Reed. This is part of a larger post from my global warming blog (link at left if you want to go see it). Storm Chaser is a series of beautifully presented professional photographs of storms, and might be worth buying just for the photos. But it’s real strength […]

Reading Recommendation: Iron Kissed, by Patricia Briggs

I couldn’t put it down. I organized my day around getting reading time. I was sad when it was over since I wanted more (although the ending was quite satisfying).

Finished First Draft, 2008 Goals

I finished the first draft of THE DOWNBELOW GIRLS this past week and sent it off to a pile of first readers, including two teens as well as the usual suspects – hopefully they’ll have good insights since they’re the target audience. It always feels really great to finish to that extent. Of course, nothing […]

Mayan Summer Now Available Online

My story, Mayan Summer, just went up in the online magazine Khimairal Ink. It’s a lovely literary, feminist magazine that I like a lot, so I was pleased they took this story. The Yucatan Penninsula is a fabulous place where it’s easy to imagine magic coming alive. This is a seed story for my novel […]