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Brenda Cooper

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Brenda Cooper writes science fiction,fantasy, and poetry.

Brenda's most recent novels are EDGE of DARK and SPEAR OF LIGHT from Pyr and POST from ESpec Books. Edge of Dark won the 2016 Endeavour Award for a notable science fiction or fantasy novel by a Northwest author.

Other recent novels include the duology THE CREATIVE FIRE and THE DIAMOND DEEP, also from Pyr.

Brenda released two collections in 2015. Her all science fiction CRACKING THE SKY came out from Fairwood Press and her all-fantasy ebook collection BEYOND THE WATERFALL DOOR was created through a six-author Kickstarter project.

Brenda is the author of the Endeavor award winner for 2008: THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, and of two sequels, READING THE WIND and WINGS OF CREATION. She has w
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There is a completed sequel, Spear of Light, which will come out next year. The publication date is still floating around a little. The current date on Amazon shows June. I'm glad you enjoyed the first book! I hope to have a few novellas out in that world as well, but they are still in the scribbled notes stage of the life of a story. Thanks for asking. (less)
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Cover of After the Orange taken on an old tableI’ll be at Orycon November 9-11 at the Red Lion hotel in Jantzen Beach, in Portland, Oregon.


Friday, November 9


5:00 PM: Must Reads for the Environmentally Aware – Overton Room


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