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Jennifer Brozek Biographies
Jennifer Brozek is a multi-talented author, editor, and tie-in writer whose nominations and awards include: two Bram Stoker nominations, a Hugo nomination, a Scribe Award, and an Australian Shadows Award.
50 Word Bio: Awards
Jennifer Brozek is an award winning author, editor, and tie-in author. Never Let Me Sleep and The Last Days of Salton Academy were both nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. She was awarded the Scribe Award for best tie-in Young Adult novel, The Nellus Academy Incident, and won an Australian Shadows Award for edited publication. Visit Jennifer’s worlds at jenniferbrozek.com.
50 Word Bio: General
Jennifer Brozek is a wordslinger and optimist, an author and an editor, and a collector of antique occult literature. She believes the best thing about being a full-time freelance publishing industry professional, is the fact that she gets to choose which 60 hours of the week she works. Visit her at jenniferbrozek.com.
100 Word Bio:
Jennifer Brozek is an award winning author, editor, and tie-in author. Two of her works, Never Let Me Sleep and The Last Days of Salton Academy were nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. She was awarded the Scribe Award for best tie-in Young Adult novel for BattleTech: The Nellus Academy Incident. Grants Pass won an Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication. In-between cuddling her cats, writing, and editing, Jennifer is an active member of SFWA, HWA, and IAMTW. She keeps a tight writing and editing schedule and credits her husband Jeff with being the best sounding board ever. Visit Jennifer’s worlds at jenniferbrozek.com.
100 Word Bio:
Jennifer Brozek is a Hugo Award finalist and a multiple Bram Stoker Award finalist. She has worked in the publishing industry since 2004. With the number of edited anthologies, novels, RPG books, and nonfiction books under her belt, Jennifer is often considered a Renaissance woman, but she prefers to be known as a wordslinger and optimist. When she is not writing her heart out, she is gallivanting around the Pacific Northwest in its wonderfully mercurial weather. Read more about her at jenniferbrozek.com or follow her on Twitter: @JenniferBrozek.
200 Word Bio:
Jennifer Brozek is a multi-talented, award-winning author, editor, and tie-in writer. She is the author of the Never Let Me Sleep, and The Last Days of Salton Academy, both of which were finalists for the Bram Stoker Award. Her BattleTech tie-in novel, The Nellus Academy Incident, won a Scribe Award. Her editing work has netted her a Hugo Award nomination as well as an Australian Shadows Award for Grants Pass. Jennifer’s short form work has appeared in Apex Publications, and in anthologies set in the worlds of Valdemar, Shadowrun, V-Wars, and Predator. Jennifer is also the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions, and was the managing editor of Evil Girlfriend Media and assistant editor for Apex Book Company.
Jennifer has been a freelance author, editor, tie-in writer for over ten years after leaving her high paying tech job, and she’s 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 jenniferbrozek.com.
200 Word Bio:
Jennifer Brozek is a Hugo Award finalist and a multiple Bram Stoker Award finalist. Winner of the Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited sixteen anthologies with more on the way, including the acclaimed Chicks Dig Gaming and Shattered Shields anthologies. Author of Apocalypse Girl Dreaming, Industry Talk, the Last Days of Salton Academy, and the acclaimed Melissa Allen series, she has more than seventy published short stories, and is the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions.
Jennifer is a freelance author for numerous RPG companies. Winner of the Scribe, Origins, and ENnie awards, her contributions to RPG sourcebooks include Dragonlance, Colonial Gothic, Shadowrun, Serenity, Savage Worlds, and White Wolf SAS. Jennifer is the author of the award winning YA BattleTech novel, The Nellus Academy Incident, and Shadowrun novella, Doc Wagon 19. She has also written for the AAA MMO, Aion, and the award winning videogame, Shadowrun Returns.
When she is not writing her heart out, she is gallivanting around the Pacific Northwest in its wonderfully mercurial weather. Jennifer is an active member of SFWA, HWA, and IAMTW. Read more about her at jenniferbrozek.com or follow her on Twitter at @JenniferBrozek.
Award winning author, editor, and tie-in writer, Jennifer Brozek has spent over ten years doing what she loves most, working in interesting worlds with unique characters and creatures. Two of her works, Never Let Me Sleep (Permuted Press, 2015), and The Last Days of Salton Academy (Ragnarok Productions, 2016), were nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel. Shattered Shields (Baen Books, 2014) was nominated for a Hugo award for Best Short Form Editor. In 2015, she was awarded a Scribe Award for The Nellus Academy Incident (Catalyst Game Lab, 2014). Her editing work has netted her an Australian Shadows Award for Grants Pass (Morrigan Books 2009). Jennifer’s short for work has appeared in Apex Publications, and in anthologies set in the worlds of Valdemar, Shadowrun, V-Wars, and Predator. Jennifer is also the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions, and has written many RPG source and fiction material for Dragonlance, Savage Worlds, Rogue Games, Cortex, and Gut Shot Games.
Jennifer’s first publications were short stories. Her first SFWA qualifying story was “Snipe Hunting” which appeared in Apex Digest 2010. Since then she’s had over 75 short stories published in publications such as Apex Magazine, Crossed Genres, and Blood Bound Books. She writes in many genres including horror, urban fantasy, and science fiction. Jennifer states, “I have so many stories to tell. I want to entertain and inspire. I want, someday, for someone to tell me that my writing changed their world for the better.”
While writing takes up part of Jennifer’s daily life, editing also plays an important role in her career. Slush reading for Apex Magazine began her unique journey into assisting authors. After some time in the slush piles, she asked Jason Sizemore for the position of senior editor. Since that time, she has edited anthologies for DAW, Baen Books, and Worldfire Press. Jennifer is also the creative director of Apocalypse Ink Productions and was the managing editor of Evil Girlfriend Media.
Before she became an author and editor, Jennifer worked as a software QA engineer in a wide range of projects that included video games. She also co-chaired StarQuest ’95, one of the first Babylon 5 science fiction conventions. She’s played many types of RPG and is officially a 200-point GURPS character in the Casey & Andy supplement. This love of gaming led Jennifer to writing, editing, and developing many aspects of games for companies such as Rogue Games, Catalyst Game Labs, and White Wolf. Jennifer also uses that experience to write tie-in novels and stories for a variety of worlds such as Shadowrun, Valdemar, V-Wars, and Predator.
When she isn’t writing, editing or working on tie-in or RPG games, Jennifer also volunteers her time to various professional writer organizations. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA), International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW), and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). From 2015-2017, Jennifer was elected SFWA Director-at-Large, where she helped bring several projects forward.
Jennifer states she’s never been happier after leaving her high-paying tech job. She usually spends mornings working on writing projects and afternoons on editing. Unlike many authors, Jennifer works best with a deadline, but her cats interrupt her for breaks and playtime. Her next dream is to live by the ocean surrounded by her many bookshelves full of books, her cats, and her husband, Jeff. Visit Jennifer’s worlds at jenniferbrozek.com.