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Jennifer Brozek
Wordslinger & Optimist!

Jennifer Brozek is a multi-talented, award-winning author, editor, and media tie-in writer. She is the author of Never Let Me Sleep and The Last Days of Salton Academy, both of which were nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. Her BattleTech tie-in novel, The Nellus Academy Incident, won a Scribe Award. Her editing work has earned her nominations for the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Hugo Award. She won the Australian Shadows Award for the Grants Pass anthology, co-edited with Amanda Pillar. Jennifer’s short form work has appeared in Apex Publications, Uncanny Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and in anthologies set in the worlds of Valdemar, Shadowrun, V-Wars, Masters of Orion, and Predator.

Jennifer has been a freelance author and editor for over fifteen years after leaving a high paying tech job, and she has never been happier. She keeps a tight schedule on her writing and editing projects and somehow manages to find time to volunteer for several professional writing organizations such as SFWA, HWA, and IAMTW. She shares her husband, Jeff, with several cats and often uses him as a sounding board for her story ideas. Visit Jennifer's worlds at

"I see story ideas. All the time. They're everywhere. Just walking around like normal ideas. They don't know they're stories."

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    Shadowrun: Elfin Black. YA Shadowrun novella.
    VEXING MEGACORPS FOR FUN AND PROFIT… Landon and Liana Hoffman are on summer vacation, and look forward to producing their Matrix repair show, the Right2RepairRigger, and hanging out at the local makerspace. But when they get a chance at a lucrative salvage run, they can’t say no—especially when they owe the fixer who’s hiring them.

    Beyond settling their account, the job promises untold riches in salvageable, possibly beyond state-of-the-art gear at a secret, abandoned military facility. Aware of the dangers involved, the run is still too good to pass up. However, the place may not be as abandoned as it seems—and the clock is ticking.

    Also, there are powerful enemies who don’t like what the Right2RepairRigger is doing, and are willing to destroy whoever they can to put a stop to it—including arresting anyone possibly connected with the twins’ program. Can Landon and Liana finish the run and save their family at the same time?
    Books2Read (ebooks Amazon, B&N, etc...) | Amazon | Kobo
    Truumeel's Light. A FiveFold Universe Sci-Fi Adventure (Tears of Perseus Book 1)
    WELCOME TO THE NEW FRONTIER... A colony ship was always a one-way ticket. When sisters Cathalina and Ashling convinced their families to invest in the rights to a mineral-rich world, they knew it would be the end of them. Hard work, low air quality, and the bottomless greed of the corporation backing them would indenture them for generations, and that was enough to make anyone stir crazy. But what if it didn’t have to be that way?

    When a strange signal from an uncharted star system catches their eye, the sisters launch their survey vessel one last time. It’s an exciting final adventure, and the risk is real. Finding a world far from the trade routes means danger from pirates, claim jumpers, and the expedition’s corporate sponsors, but it could also mean that instead of setting up an outpost, they could be founding a dynasty.
    Shadowrun: Elfin Black. Shadowrun novel.
    TIES THAT BIND... Mage Jonathan Leeds has built himself a comfortable life owning and operating an exclusive night club in London, far from the iron grasp of his family. But when his father, Gordon, abruptly summons him to the Seattle Metroplex, John finds himself a stranger in a strange land, thrown into the wilds of the 'Plex to manage a situation apparently only he can handle. Although he’d prefer to ignore his father’s wishes, John knows that no one--family or foe--says no to Gordon Leeds. At least, not if they want to live to tell about it.

    But family obligations aren't the only reason John is in Seattle. His patron back in England, Lord Callen Nassau, has asked him to look for a missing woman. John is only too happy to oblige, as the elegant elf noble is everything his father is not. But when Gordon’s and Callen's tasks intertwine in unexpected ways, John is forced to question everything he knows about both men, and soon discovers not all that glitters is gold.

    When the desires of these rich and powerful beings collide in the Sixth World, John finds himself a pawn in their vicious game. If he's to escape the Emerald City in one piece, John knows he must take control of the situation--any way he can—or suffer the lethal consequences.
    Books2Read (ebooks Amazon, B&N, etc...) | Amazon | Barnes&Noble
    The Last Days of Salton Academy, Young adult horror novel. Speaking Volumes. Re-released, March 2022. Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Speaking Volumes

    Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel.

  • The Idea That Just Won't Leave You Alone. I tell you a little secret about The Last Days of Salton Academy.
  • The End Days Have Come and Gone. On, I tell you where this novel is really set.
  • A meaty interview with Ginger Nuts of Horror where I was asked questions I've never been asked before.
  • Interview with Wag the Fox focused on YA fiction.
  • Slap Happy Fun Time review: “…this is the kind of novel that you simply don't read. It consumes you, it demands your attention just like a great novel should.”
  • Apocalypse Girl Dreaming, fiction collection, Speaking Volumes, Re-released March 2022. Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Speaking Volumes

  • The Fantastic Librarian's review. She liked it.
  • BattleTech: Crimson Night, Rogue Academy #3. BattleTech YA novel.
    A WORLD IN FLAMES... Emporia has been bombed into disease-ridden ruins, and the planet’s remaining forces have been scattered. Jasper and Nadine Roux are among the few surviving cadets from the Ritza MechWarrior Academy. They and their war-torn peers are all that stands in the way of Tai-sa Takeji Yoshizawa’s plan to conquer their homeworld.

    Tai-sa Yoshizawa battles dissension within the ranks of his most trusted advisors as he struggles to complete his conquest. Desperate to solidify his hold on Emporia, the rogue Draconis Combine colonel will use every option at his command—including capturing the last surviving heir of Emporia and claiming him as his ward, then ruling the planet through him.

    It is a race to see who can reach the Ritza family first. With Nadine coordinating the survivors’ evacuation from space, and Jasper on the ground fighting his way across a shattered world, everything rests on what happens when Emporian and enemy forces collide in an epic battle and the winner takes all in this explosive conclusion to the Rogue Academy trilogy.
    Books2Read (ebooks Amazon, B&N, etc...) | Amazon | Barnes&Noble
    Shadowrun: See How She Runs.. YA Shadowrun novella.
    RUNNING FOR HER LIFE... Ridley Ruiz is an ambitious teenager from a poor family, but she’s got dreams of a bigger, better life. Her courier service, Three Mice Running, is succeeding beyond anyone’s expectations, and she’s able to share her success with her friends.

    One night at a jabber changes all that. Ridley sees something she wasn’t supposed to see, and is given a package she isn’t supposed to have. After she makes the delivery to a dangerous person and receives a handsome reward, chance conspires against her, and this one-time event becomes a deal with the devil.

    With her family and friends on the line, Ridley is forced to go down a dangerous path. Can she save her friends and deliver the package on time before competing forces find her? All while trying to keep this newest delivery from her own family? Ridley doesn’t know if she can, but she knows she has to try…
    Books2Read (ebooks Amazon, B&N, etc...) | Amazon | Barnes&Noble
    BattleTech: Ghost Hour, Rogue Academy #2. BattleTech YA novel.
    CADETS UNDER FIRE... Jasper and Nadine Roux are cadets at the Ritza MechWarrior Academy...the only thing stopping a megalomaniacal Draconis Combine general with aspirations of claiming a piece of space as his own—starting with their home planet. Emporia is at war, and cadets are now frontline soldiers as Tai-sa Takeji Yoshizawa shifts tactics in a brutal effort to subjugate their entire world.

    It’s up to the siblings and their friends to stop the madman bent on conquest, but while Jasper believes Nadine is too reckless, Nadine believes Jasper is still living in the past. As both struggle to do what they think is right, the Ritza Academy comes under assault once more. It takes a shocking sacrifice to make them both see the true face of the enemy.

    Reunited by the same purpose, Jasper agrees to Nadine’s audacious plan to make Emporia too much trouble for the leader of the Seventh Ghost Regiment to conquer. Unfortunately for them, Tai-sa Yoshizawa has his own secrets, and nothing left to lose. And even if Nadine’s plan works to perfection, the cunning general has one last trick up his sleeve that could bring about the end of everything Nadine and Jasper hold dear...
    Books2Read (ebooks Amazon, B&N, etc...) | Amazon | Barnes&Noble
    Shadowrun: A Kiss to Die For. YA Shadowrun novella.
    LOVE VERSUS DUTY... When Sartorial meets Kintsugi at a jabber—an illegal warehouse party—he falls hard and fast for the beautiful human girl. She is everything he didn't know he wanted—and everything his family hates. Kintsugi is drawn to the handsome elf boy like no other, but her future has already been planned. A future she intends to thwart. But now there's something worth staying around for, she's torn over what to do.

    Unfortunately, they both have secrets that will not be kept, and powerful families that have their own goals. It seems like the entire world is trying to keep them apart. Can Sartorial and Kintsugi overcome all obstacles to be together—even after their secrets are revealed?
    Books2Read (ebooks Amazon, B&N, etc...) | Amazon | Barnes&Noble
    Shadowrun: Makeda Red.. Shadowrun novel.
    ON A COLLISION COURSE... It was supposed be a simple extraction from the Brussels2Rome party train. With an eclectic crowd, a willing target, and a lot of nuyen at stake, what could go wrong?

    Everything—as Makeda Red discovers the hard way.

    There’s more than one target on the train, and more than one shadowrunner team in play. When someone sabotages the tracks in the middle of the Swiss Alps, she’s forced to extract her client much earlier than planned.To complicate matters, other survivors are also fleeing the crash for their own reasons. One of them is trying to escape his corporate masters as well, and offers to pay Makeda to escort him to his safe haven.

    A paying client is a paying client, and his corp won’t be looking for three people traveling together. Makeda knows it’s a risk, but one she’s willing to take. In the shadows, however, nothing and no one is what they seem. Before it’s over, this already complicated run may be Makeda’s last...
    Books2Read (ebooks Amazon, B&N, etc...) | Amazon | Barnes&Noble
    BattleTech: Iron Dawn, Rogue Academy #1. BattleTech YA novel.
    GHOSTS IN THE DARK... Jasper and Nadine Roux are cadets at the Ritza MechWarrior Academy; a dream come true for the orphaned siblings from the war-torn planet of Hoff. For the last six years, Emporia has been their home. Sponsored to the academy by the powerful Vogel House, both cadets are expected to excel in all tasks.

    Their dream becomes a nightmare when the Draconis Combine comes knocking.

    It’s up to the siblings to stop the renegade Seventh Ghost Regiment warlord when he lays claim to a piece of the Inner Sphere—starting with the Federated Suns’ planet of Emporia. The border world looks like easy prey, but this warrior of the Dragon is about to learn how wrong he is. After the few MechWarriors on the planet are taken hostage, the Sponsored and Blooded cadets of the Ritza Academy fight like they have nothing left to lose.

    It’s a fight that will cost them more than they know. Books2Read (ebooks Amazon, B&N, etc...)
    A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods. YA Lovecraft Anthology.
    New Warriors in an Ancient Battle… The ongoing fight against the immortal Elder Gods enters the modern age. Magic, mayhem, and murder no longer reign in dusty books discovered in decrepit libraries. Today’s monsters can be called by more than uncanny rituals in candlelit basements. Madness lurks on the internet and lives in the locker room. It breeds in the mall and ambushes its victims outside the club. But those who fight this vast evil have also moved into the modern age. Teenagers from every walk of life use whatever they can to defend our world. Sometimes they win. Sometimes they loves. Sometimes…they give into the temptations of eldritch power. Amazon ebook | Pulse Publishing
    A is for Apex.. ABC Book. Learn the English alphabet with this one-of-a-kind book for the little ghoul in your life. Monsters, mayhem, graveyards, and a zombie named Oscar, mixed with a little bit of science, come to life in charming rhymes and illustrations. Each letter receives its own two page fun illustration to spark the imagination of you and your ghoul. There are so many details to be explored during every read. Written by Jennifer Brozek and Illustrated by Elizabeth Guizzetti. Amazon ebook | Amazon book | Barnes & Noble (both) | Apocalypse Ink Productions
    Arkham Horror: To Fight the Black Wind. Arkham Horror novella. Not all patients can be cured—or want to be. Psychologist Carolyn Fern’s newest patient suffers from nightmares that leave glyph-shaped wounds across her skin. The case is odd, even for an institution like Arkham Sanatorium, where the unusual becomes the everyday. Things become even more complicated after the young woman claims to have met Malachi—Carolyn’s former patient whose treatment was cut short when he was brutally murdered—in her dreams. What is the link between the two, and how can Carolyn help a patient who, it seems, does not wish to be cured? Fantasy Flight Games | Amazon (ebook) | DriveThruFiction (PDF)

  • Read the first chapter. PDF download.
  • The Prince of Artemis V. Science-fantasy all ages comic book. Artemis V is also a planet under a slow-moving, relentless siege which has lasted hundreds of years. Every fourteen months, the Takers steal certain children, ages eight to fourteen, from Artemis V. Every family has been touched. Locked in their rooms or under the watchful guard of their parents, children still vanish in the night. No one knows how it happens or who takes them. Except for maybe one. Hart lost his twin brother, Toor, to the Takers. His sister, Lanteri, is now of the Taking age. Apocalypse Ink Productions | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

    "Readers will be enthralled with Prince of Artemis V's undeniable intrigue, but their hearts will be stolen by this achingly wonderful story of familial bonds. Brozek presents a much-needed fresh take that makes it impossible to put this sci-fi / fantasy tale down." ~Heather Nuhfer, comic book writer for Fraggle Rock, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Monster High.
    Five Minute Stories. This podcast show is a reading of selected stories from Five Minute Stories, Volumes 1 - 5, written and read by Jennifer Brozek. Some of the stories are old favorites, some are brand new, all were inspired by real life events that have been twisted into something dark and supernatural. There will be 26 episodes of this program, released twice a week starting September 19th. Each story will average about five minutes, some a bit longer, some a touch shorter, and every single one of them will be a little bit of story to last you all day. Apocalypse Ink Productions | Listen online | RSS feed
    Colonial Gothic: Lost Tales, RPG fiction collection. Rogue Games. April 2016. Amazon | DriveThruRPG | Rogue Games | iTunes
    Karen Wilson Chronicles, Urban Fantasy, omnibus of the Karen Wilson Chronicles series, Apocalypse Ink Productions, March 2016. Amazon | Barnes&Noble | DriveThruFiction | Apocalypse Ink Productions
    Never Let Me, YA SF-Thriller, omnibus of the Melissa Allen series, Permuted Press, January 2016. Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Permuted Press

    Includes the Bram Stoker nominated novel, Never Let Me Sleep.

  • John Scalzi's the Big Idea: Who I wrote Never Let Me for... It wasn't just for who I thought.
  • Mary Robinette Kowal's My Favorite Bit: Where Melissa realizes something about herself.
  • Never Let Me Die, YA SF-Thriller, Book three of the Melissa Allen series, Permuted Press, December 2015. Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Permuted Press

  • Jim Hines' Blog: Revealing Personal Details Through Your Writing
  • Never Let Me Leave, YA SF-Thriller, Book two of the Melissa Allen series, Permuted Press, November 2015. Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Permuted Press

  • Wag the Fox: Characters With a Mind of Their Own
  • When It Comes to Fighting Monsters: Why a Bat?
  • SF Spotlight Radio interview
  • Never Let Me Sleep, YA SF-Thriller, Book one of the Melissa Allen series, Permuted Press, October 2015. Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Permuted Press

    Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel.

  • SFSignal: Melissa Allen and Mental Illness
  • Five Things I Learned While Writing Never Let Me Sleep
  • Doc Wagon 19, Shadowrun novella, Catalyst Game Labs, March 2015. Amazon | BattleShop | DriveThruRPG

    Chimera Incarnate, novel, final book of the Karen Wilson Chronicles, Apocalypse Ink Productions, March 2015. Amazon | Apocalypse Ink Productions | DriveThruFiction

    Jazz Age Cthulhu, anthology, Innsmouth Free Press, December 2014. Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Innsmouth Free Press

    No True Way: All-New Tales of Valdemar, anthology, DAW, December 2014. Amazon | Barnes and Noble

  • The Arched Doorway's review. It has my favorite review line to date of any of my short stories.
  • Chicks Dig Gaming, non-fiction anthology, Mad Norwegian Press, November 2014. Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Mad Norwegian Press

    Shattered Shields, anthology, Baen Books, November 2014. Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Baen Books

    Keystones, novel, Apocalypse Ink Productions, April 2014. Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Apocalypse Ink Productions

    Bless Your Mechanical Heart, anthology, Evil Girlfriend Media, April 2014. Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Evil Girlfriend Media

    The Nellus Academy Incident, YA Battletech novel, Catalyst Game Labs, January 2014. Amazon | DriveThruRPG | Battleshop | Barnes and Noble

  • review - 9 out of 10.
  • Elementary (All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters), anthology, DAW, December 2013. Amazon

  • Publisher's Weekly review - starred.
  • Coins of Chaos, anthology, Apocalypse Ink Productions, June 2013. EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing | Amazon

  • Bitten By Books review - Four Tombstones.
  • By Faerie Light, Broken Eye Books, December 2013. Broken Eye Books

    Blue Shift Magazine, #1, White Cat Publications, Juyl 2013. White Cat Publications

    Children of Anu, Book 2 of the Karen Wilson Chronicles, Apocalypse Ink Productions, June 2013. Apocalypse Ink Productions | Amazon

    HEROES! anthology, Origins Game Fair, June 2013. Collectable anthology with a limited print run.

    Beyond the Sun anthology, Fairwood Press, June 2013. Fairwood Press

    The New Hero Volume 2 anthology, Stone Skin Press, Feb 2013. Amazon | Stone Skin Press

    Beast Within 3: Oceans Unleashed anthology, Graveside Tales, Dec 2012. Amazon

    Caller Unknown, Book One of the Karen Wilson Chronicles, Apocalypse Ink Productions, Nov 2012. Apocalypse Ink Productions | Amazon

  • Reader Review - They really liked it. Five stars.
  • ideatrash Review - They enjoyed it quiet a bit.
  • Colonial Gothic: Locations, RPG supplement, Rogue Games, Oct 2012. Rogue Games | Amazon

  • RPG Resource Review - They liked it.
  • Dangers Untold, anthology, Alliteration Ink Publications, Oct 2012. Alliteration Ink | Amazon | Nook

  • Review by tothebonereivews - Four stars.
  • Review by Dark Media Online - They liked it.
  • GoodReads Reviews - Positive!
  • Industry Talk: An Insider's Look at Writing RPGs and Editing Anthologies, non-fiction, Apocalypse Ink Productions, May 2012. Amazon | Drive Thru Fiction | Nook

  • Review by Shroud of the Ancients - They liked it.
  • Review by Ideatrash - They really liked it.
  • The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting, novella, Dark Quest Books, February 2012. Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Dark Quest Books

  • Publisher's Weekly Review - A good one.
  • Curled Up reader review by Douglas R. Cobb - What a lovely review.
  • Westward Weird, anthology, DAW, February 2012. Amazon | Barnes & Noble
    Human for a Day, anthology, DAW, December 2011. Amazon | Barnes & Noble

  • The Big Idea - Where I talk about the anthology.
  • Fresh Fiction Review - They liked it.
  • MyShelf.Com review - Liked it a lot.
  • Good Reads review - Liked it but thought it was too downbeat.
  • SFRevu Review - "Highly recommended"
  • Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar, anthology, DAW, December 2011. Amazon | Barnes & Noble

  • A Fantastical Librarian review - Discordance got a a shout out as a fresh voice and a good story.
  • Finding Home: Community in Apocalyptic Worlds, anthology, Timid Pirate, December 2011. Amazon | GoodReads
    Space Tramps, anthology, Flying Pen Press, September 2011. Amazon | Flying Pen Press
    Apexology: Science Fiction & Fantasy, anthology, Apex Publications, August 2011. Amazon | Apex Publications
    Beast Within 2: Predator & Prey, anthology, Graveside Tales, July 2011. Amazon | Graveside Books
    Carnage & Consequences, anthology, Walkabout Publishing, July 2011. Amazon

  • GenCon 2011 Writer's Symposium anthology.
  • Showdown at Midnight, anthology, Science Fiction Trails, June 2011. Amazon

    No Man's Land, anthology, Dark Quest Books, May 2011. Amazon | Dark Quest Books

  • Interview with me about my story, "M.O.V.E.," in No Man's Land.
  • Curled Up with a Good Book review.
  • Human Tales, anthology, Dark Quest Books, March 2011. Amazon | Dark Quest Books

  • Reader review. Solid B review.
  • Reader review. Some liking, some not.
  • Night Mantled: The Best of Wily Writers, Vol 1, anthology, Wily Writers, February 2011. Amazon
    Beauty Has Her Way, anthology, Dark Quest Books, January 2011. Amazon | Dark Quest Books Store

  • Review by Douglas R. Cobb on
  • Review by Clare Deming on Science Fictiion and Other ODDysseys.
  • Review by Lyndsey Holder on Innsmouth Free Press.
  • Cthulhurotica, anthology, Dagan Books, December 2010. Amazon

  • Review by Rise Reviews
  • Rigor Amortis, anthology, Absolute Xpress, September 2010. Amazon

  • Review by Nick Bronson on Shock Totem.
  • Apexology: Horror, anthology, Apex Publications, September 2010. Amazon | Apex Book Store
    In a Gilded Light: 105 Tales of the Macabre, Dark speculative fiction collection, Dark Quest Books, July 2010. Amazon | Dark Quest Books Store

  • Interview with me from Dark Quest Books.
  • Shanghai Vampocalypse, Savage Worlds RPG book, Savage Mojo, July 2010. Amazon

  • Silver ENnie winner for Best Electronic Book 2011

  • Review on Flames Rising.
  • Review by a reader.
  • The Little Finance Book That Could, Non-fiction finance book on becoming debt free, Lean Marketing Press, June 2010. Amazon
    Maschine Zeit, Space Horror RPG book, Machine Age Productions, June 2010. DriveThruRPG
    Snipe Hunting, short fiction, Apex Digest, April 2010. Apex Digest

  • Review round up from LiveJournal.
  • Close Enounters of the Urban Kind, anthology, Apex Publications, April 2010. Apex Book Store

  • Frames of Reference by Nathan Crowder, honorable mention in Best Horror of the Year #3
  • Lollo by Martin Livings, nominated for 2010 Aurealis Award for Best Horror short story
  • Lollo by Martin Livings, Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010 honorable mention
  • Dead Letter Drop by Pete Kempshall, Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010 honorable mention

  • Review by a reader.
  • Colonial Gothic: The Ross-Allen Letter, RPG supplement, Rogue Games, April 2010. DriveThruRPG or Kindle.

  • Review by Jaym Gates
  • The Prince of Artemis V, short fiction, Crossed Genres magazine, January 2010. Issue 15.
    Grants Pass, anthology, Morrigan Books, August 2009. Amazon | Kindle

  • Winner of the Australian Shadows award for editing, 2010

  • Review by Chuck McKenzie.
  • Review by David Conyers on Albedo One
  • Review by Ann Wilkes on