About Cameron

Cameron Cooper is the author of the Imperial Hammer series, an Amazon best-selling space opera series, and a few others, and is the pen name I use to write science fiction short stories and novels.

As Cameron, my first book in The Indigo Reports series, New Star Rising, reached #1 in Space Opera on both Kobo and Amazon in September 2020.  In 2019, I participated in Kevin J. Anderson’s military SF bundle, Targets Locked.  The short story “The Body in the Zero Gee Brothel: A Ptolemy Lane Tale” appeared in Boundary Shock Quarterly in October, 2020), and “The Captain Who Broke The Rules – A Ptolemy Lane Tale” appeared in Space Opera Digest 2021  in January of that year.  In 2023 I came fourth in Hugh Howey’s SPSFC#2 and in late 2023, “Winds of Change” appeared in Blaze Ward Presents: Every Tomorrow Worse? In 2024, Hammer and Crucible was #1 in Space Opera on Kobo and Amazon.

As Tracy Cooper-Posey (my real name), I write romantic suspense, historical, paranormal, fantasy and science fiction romance, plus women’s fiction. I also write contemporary, epic and urban fantasy stories and novels as Taylen Carver

I’ve published over 180 titles under all the pen names since 1999, been nominated for five CAPAs including Favourite Author, and won the Emma Darcy Award.  I flipped to 100% indie publishing in 2011 after traditionally publishing 35 titles.  My indie books have been nominated four times for Book of The Year and I won the award in 2012. I’ve won a SFR Galaxy Award.   

I’ve been a national magazine editor and for a decade I taught romance writing at MacEwan University.  I’m addicted to Irish Breakfast tea and chocolate, love reading histories, science fiction and fantasy, and ignoring my treadmill. I’m Australian Canadian, and live in Edmonton, Canada with my husband, author and editor Mark Posey.  He’s also a former professional wrestler.  I moved to Canada in 1996 after meeting him on-line.

My favourite SF authors include Asimov, Heinlein, Herbert, McCaffrey, and others. Peter F. Hamilton, John Scalzi, Martha Wells and Cory Doctorow are contemporary heroes. 

Why use a pen name at all?

When I first started writing science fiction and fantasy, I tried to write it under my real name, but sales tanked, because I was in Kindle Unlimited at the time. I was sending a huge group of romance readers to my science fiction and fantasy, which completely confused the Amazon algorithms, which stopped showing the books to anyone.

So I created the pen names and separated out the romance, science fiction and fantasy. I kept the pen names secret so that my crazy loyal readers didn’t go and inspect my other fiction, and confuse Amazon all over again.

I’m no longer in Kindle Unlimited (phew!), so I can reveal all here on my various author sites (as Amazon penalizes authors if they’re not in KU by artificially supressing their sales ranks, so there’s no point in trying to keep the algorithms happy). But keeping the pen names will help readers differentiate between the various genres. You’ll know what’s in store if you pick up a Cameron Cooper book, as opposed to a Tracy Cooper-Posey book!.

Why “Cameron”?

Readers who figured out my various pen names have asked me “why ‘Cameron Cooper’?”

Cameron was my brother. He died many years ago. Shortly before my father died of cancer in 2013, he and my mother gave their blessing to use Cameron’s name as a pen name. I send my mum copies of all Cameron’s books, and she is thrilled that Cameron lives on in the world.

True story: My parents intended to call me Tracy whether I was a boy or a girl (“Tracy” is actually the boy’s spelling, if you care about such things). And they intended to use the name Cameron whether he was a boy or a girl. So the gender thing really isn’t. 🙂

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