Brenda Cooper

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Post #3: A Conversation with “The Road”

This is the third entry in a set of linked posts about my novel POST, which will be out soon from eSpecBooks.  Note – if you get in on the Kickstarter, that will help out greatly. Writers often write in conversation with other writers. That’s natural – we read, and what we read moves us, […]

Post #2: A novel that started with zen gardens

This is tale #2 related to Post, which is being Kickstarted (along with The Sister Paradox, by Jack Campbell) by eSpec Books.  For those following along at home, just as I’m getting ready to publish this, the Kisktarter is two days in, and it’s reached $1135 dollars, or about a third of what it needs to fund. […]

POST #1. POST! Really…my novel Post is now on Kickstarter!

I’m pleased to announce that eSpec Books is publishing my novel POST via Kickstarter. I wrote POST some time (pre-MFA) and I’m pleased to have it see a bright, shiny daylight right alongside a Jack Campbell novel.  I’ll talk about it here every few days to tell the story of how the book started, how it got picked up […]

Release Week Round-Up

I’m four days into the release of Spear of Light, which means I’m a pleased and exhausted author.  Here’s a round of some of what happened: three reviews, one reading (three to come), three giveaways, a preview, guest blog post and an interview. Thanks so much to everyone at Pyr, and to all of the bloggers […]

Win Free Books!

It’s one week before Spear of Light shows up in bookstores.  There are now three ways I know of to win books…. Head on over to My Life My Books My Escape (how cool is that name?) for a chance to win a free copy of Spear of Light.  They’ve also got one of the first […]

Mailing List! Book Giveaway!

I’m establishing a mailing list Hello!  I’m establishing a mailing list so that I have a better way to keep in touch with people who are interested in my writing. I’ve been using social media, which works well for many things. But I know I miss a lot of news from authors I like based […]

Edge of Dark now available as an audiobook!

The Audible audiobook version of Edge of Dark is now available!  It is narrated by the wonderful Soneela Nankani, who has read quite a variety of books also available on the site, and clocks in at just under sixteen hours.  As with most other books on Audible, it’s available both as a stand-alone purchase and via site […]

Finally, a Promise Kept: Wordfire contracts for The Making War

Many years ago, I put out my first series of novels. It began with The Silver Ship and the Sea.  As often happens with new children, not everything went well.  The Silver Ship and the Sea came out to good reviews and sold well for an SF debut by an unknown author.  It won the Endeavor […]

Edge of Dark Nominated for the P.K. Dick Award

I’m really touched and flattered and pleased….and a bit shocked happy.  I just learned that Edge of Dark is a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. The award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States. The award is […]

Beyond the Waterfall Door Contest

Beyond the Waterfall Door was delivered to Kickstarter backers in April.  It’s now available for pre-order on Amazon. It will release on June 26th, which is the opening day for this year’s Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, California. That’s where the stories take place. Way back in my teenaged years, I worked there in the summers, and […]