Brenda Cooper

Someone reading my work to me

At this stage of my writing career, I’ve gone through a number of the fabulous firsts.  I’ve sold my first story, and my first novel, had my first awful review and my first stellar one.  I’ve won my first award, and I’ve taught writing for the first time.  These are things I’ll remember.  Well, today was another first – hearing a piece of my fiction professionally podcast at starship sofa.  It was quiet lovely to listen to my words being read out loud to me from my ipod.  Thanks to Tony and Grant at the Starship Sofa for producing this.  This is a piece of flash fiction called “A Hand and Honor” that first appeared in Nature Magazine.

I am also going to have a podcast come out at Escape Pod soon.  Both markets I didn’t even know about a few years ago and didn’t contemplate the technology for a decade ago.  Isn’t this a lovely time to be a writer?

3 Responses so far

  1. 1. Diane Severson

    Brenda, it was a pleasure to narrate your story for the StarShipSofa, I’m glad I was given the opportunity to do it! I’m looking forward to discovering more of your work. Best wishes for the future!

  2. 2. brenda

    Diane – thanks for stopping by to comment. I think you did a fabulous job, too. I really enjoyed listening to you bring the story to life in a new way. I try to read most of my own work out loud, but that’s just not the same.

  3. 3. Diane Severson

    Oh, I really hope I got the name pronunciation right! Tony wanted it quick, or I would’ve asked, and I didn’t know where to find you on the interweb yet…

    I’m glad you enjoyed my rendition. You can always tell when a writer has read their own work out loud, it makes my job so much easier!