Brenda Cooper

Brenda Cooper’s Biography

Brenda Cooper Brenda Cooper is the author of nine science fiction and fantasy books. Her most recent novels are Keepers (Pyr, 2018) and Wilders (Pyr, 2017).   Her other works include POST (eSpec Books, 2016). Spear of Light (Pyr, 2016), Edge of Dark (Pyr, 2015), The Creative Fire (Pyr, 2012), and The Diamond Deep (Pyr, 2013) as well as the Silver Ship and the Sea series (available in audio today, and currently being re-released via Wordfire Press) and Building Harlequin’s Moon, with Larry Niven (Tor, 2005).

Her recent short fiction includes “Along the Northern Border” (Man and Machine, 2016) “The Hand on the Cradle” (Humanity 2.0, 2016), “Iron Pegasus,” (Mission Tomorrow, 2015), “Biology at the End of the World” (Asimov’s, August 2015), and “Elephant Angels” (Heiroglyph, 2014).

Brenda blogs frequently on environmental and futurist topics, and her non-fiction has appeared in Slate and Crosscut.

She is the winner of the 2007 and 2016 Endeavor Awards for “a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest author or authors.”  Her work has also been nominated for the Phillip K. Dick and Canopus awards.

A technology professional, Brenda is the Chief Information Officer for the City of Kirkland, which is a Seattle suburb.

Brenda was educated at California State University, Fullerton, where she earned a BA in Management Information Systems.  She is also pursuing an MFA at StoneCoast, a program of the University of Southern Maine.

Brenda lives in Woodinville, Washington with her family and three dogs.

 

 

Publications

Wings of Creation is now out in mass market paperback.

It’s on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

 

The  silver ship series is now available in audiobook format from Audible.com 

 

 


The Creative Fire can now be pre-ordered at Amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble.

Wings of Creation can now be pre-ordered in Mass Market paperback edition.

Westward Weird is now available — my first published ghost story

One of my favorite shorts, “My Grandfather’s River,” has been included in this beautiful new anthology named RIVER, edited by Alma Alexander and now available via Dark Quest Books.

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