Brenda Cooper

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Release Day for Wings of Creation!

Pardon the happy little post in advance.  It’s a gray day here is Seattle – with a touch of pink sunrise still in the window – but I’m hoping for a good one. A lot of writing is work.  By the time a book comes out,  I’m two books or more past it, and living […]

New winner, and the book giveaway continues….

I’m pleased to announce that Samuel Montgomery-Blinn is the latest winner in the book giveaway.  He chose The Silver Ship and the Sea. There are two more drawings left – one this Friday and one on the 10th which is the release date for the hardcover of Wings of Creation.  The release date drawing will […]

Various useful webbishry

First, Seattle Geekly does a great podcast.  As I’m sure you can guess, they talk about all things Seattle that would interest the slightly more – well, geekly (gaming, conventions, science fiction and fantasy, anime, steampunk, other local events).  I listen in when I get time.  Even better, I visited them last week and we […]

Reading the Wind available in paperback

I’m pleased to announce that Reading the Wind is out in paperback.  In honor of its release, I posted a new story on the Academy of New World Historians website. The new story happens offstage to the action in the book, and is the first part of the overall story that has been narrated by […]

The Academy of New World Historians is Born

Writers have the best job in the world.  We make stuff up.  We daydream and what we daydream becomes real – as a book or a story or a poem. People read our daydreams, our musings, the things that grow out of our subconscious. I really did it this time. It all started with the […]

Interview posted at MILSCIFI.COM

I didn’t set out for these books to be about war, at least not when I wrote The Silver Ship and the Sea.  Current events, however, have a way of coloring artistic work, even science fiction that’s being written about a far future.  The Iraq War and The Silver Ship and the Sea started at […]

Rainforest Writer’s Workshop: Day 1

First, this is a very pretty place.  Spring is just beginning to touch an ecosystem still shrouded in winter.  Even just this morning, a dusting of snow fell on the far hills across the lake, like white sugar dropped onto the dark green trees.  The picture there shows some swelling new buds, and here and […]

Adventure, Prejudice, Changing, and Fighting

This is the eighth installment in a set of blog posts about my current science fiction series, and after this one, I’ll take a break from these more serious posts for a bit as I go finish polishing the draft of book three and write the outline for book four.  The first book, THE SILVER […]

The Information Society: Hide and Seek

This is the sixth installment in a set of blog posts about my current science fiction series.  The first book, THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, is now available in paperback.  The sequel, READING THE WIND, came out on July 22ndin hardback.  Each post explores one way the books address problems that also affect us […]

World Peace: Can we have it?

This is the fifth installment in a set of blog posts about my current science fiction series.  The first book, THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, is now available in paperback.  The sequel, READING THE WIND, came out on July 22ndin hardback.  Each post explores one way the books address a problem we are also […]