Brenda Cooper

Archive for January, 2012

Pleased! Pyr to publish two of my books

Writing is lots of work, a lot of rejections, a lot of work, a lot of learning, and – once more – a lot of work. Occasionally there’s a reward.   I recently received a really great reward that I can finally talk about (translate that as the contracts are signed and in hand at […]

Events: I’ll be reading from Mayan December in Olympia on Thursday night.

I’ll be reading from Mayan December in Olympia on Thursday night at the Timberland Regional Library in Olympia.  Love to see some of you there!  The snowpocalypse appears to have quieted, but it is still a cold and snowy landscape, at least around out house.  So if you do come, drive carefully!

Reading Recommendation: Of Blood and Honey, by Stina Leicht

I finished this on the plane flying between Washington and Arizona.  I’ve met Stina at a few conventions since this book came out, and she warned me it was a bit bloody.  She is correct.  I managed though (after all, in Mayan December, I sacrificed a woman).  I’m glad I did.  Violence in story only […]

Latest Today’s Tomorrows: Out of Destruction….

The pace of change continues to increase.  Someday I feel like if I simply blink I’m in the future, that this week is different than last week is different than last month is different than last year in a way that has never happened before. I suspect some of that change is about transformation.  I […]

Reading Recommendation: Silently and Very Fast, by Catherynne M. Valente

I just love Cat’s work.  She can take a well-worn and well-loved science fictional trope and make it into magic that reads like poetic fantasy.   I don’t think I can describe this without spoiling it.  I heard it – as usual Kate Baker did a great narration on this one.  I planned to do […]

Reading Recommendation: Tamora Pierce’s Beka Cooper Series

I just finished the last of these books, Mastiff: The Legend of Beka Cooper #3, this morning. This is a YA series with great voice, a brave and tough heroine, a few fabulous friends, and all set in the very well-developed world of Tortall where other Pierce books have been.  Even as an adult reader, […]

2012 Predictions

Every year I play a predictions game.  It’s not really good futuring since the world is way too strange for prediction except by true experts in a field, and I’m a generalist.  But I still like the game.  So here goes for 2012: Publishing and Creativity: I left this section in so I could re-predict […]

Review of my 2011 Predictions

Every year I play a predictions game.  It’s not really good futuring since the world is way too strange for prediction except by true experts in a field, and I’m a generalist.  But I still like the game.  So here’s what I said in brief form  and how I think I did in 2011… Publishing […]