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Not Our Kind

by Jennifer Brozek 7. October 2014 09:08

I usually like what I write. Then there are those stories that make me sit back and think that I’ve leveled up as an author. In my story, “Making Amends in Fanghan”, I’ve taken something relevant and inexplicable (to me) and given it an explanation that is both supernatural and plausible for the culture as I understand it.

I’m talking about the Ghost Cities of China.

Why would the Chinese government built beautiful cites—whole cities—that remain uninhabited? Why would they build more when there are several unoccupied?

You can read my answer in the Kickstarter NOT OUR KIND. I’m dead chuffed to be sharing a TOC with the likes of Alex Bledsoe, Erika Holt, Lucy Snyder, Maurice Broddus, Marissa Lingen, Tim Waggoner and so many more. I hope you join us for the ride.

 

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Tell Me - Erin M. Evans

by Jennifer Brozek 6. October 2014 10:03

I've had the pleasure of meeting Erin M. Evans several times and we will be reading together at the University Bookstore in November. She is here to tell you how to do romance in Forgotten Realms—epic style. FIRE IN THE BLOOD comes out on Oct 14th and is available for pre-order.

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Love is a many-splendored thing. Except when it’s messy. Or boring. Or downright frustrating. Or heart-breaking. All the highs and all the lows, the swamp of emotions and risk-reward assessment. Love is a fractured, fractious thing and who and what we choose to share our lives with is one of the greatest decisions in a person’s life. But it doesn’t always get that kind of respect in fantasy.

Oh, I don’t mean paranormal romance, stories where the romance is the driving force. I mean the vaunted “romantic subplot” you’ll find in every subgenre, in nearly every classic. Too often it’s treated as “Here is your partner, a reward for successful heroing.” When you don’t have both parties points-of-view in play, it’s an easy route to take, and even when you do, it can be tempting to mold one party into a gift of sorts for the other.

When you’re a woman writing fantasy—even blood-and-guts sword and sorcery—your romantic subplots get an extra special scrutiny. After all, romance is What Women Write. Make romantic relationships 10% of your book, and you’ll find folks talking like it’s all bedroom eyes and unfortunate misunderstandings, Moonlighting-style arguments and sexy makings up. I’ll admit it, I took this a little personally. So I decided why not unleash the kraken? Why not write a Forgotten Realms story about romances?

Of course, it’s a story about romantic relationships when the one you choose might determine the future of a kingdom at war, or the success of the god of sin, or whether you’re assassinated by the shadowy empire to the north. It’s about realizing love is not a panacea and the good doesn’t always make up for the bad. It’s about people dealing with life and this big, messy series of decisions that hinge on your life continuing on, while the world seems to be trying to end it. (In other words, a fantasy novel.)

Delving into matters of the heart—really diving in, looking at it from the perspective of an individual character—can add dimension and tension and realness to a story about wizards and ancient kingdoms and looming empires of shadow. But I think it’s critical that you really rip into it. No easy answers. No “rewards for heroing.” Consequences, choices, pushing yourself to do the right thing—realizing you don’t want all that heartache or realizing it’s all worth it. Fire in the Blood begins with a love triangle of sorts—Brin loves Havilar, but is engaged to Raedra. There’s a well-worn formula here—Havilar is the true love, and Raedra is the mistake, the one who exists to make you see how loveable Havilar is—but it doesn’t work for me. Raedra’s only engaged to Brin because it helps keep her country stable—did I mention she’s a princess? Did I mention the kingdom is really her truest love? We decide who or what we share our lives with, and sometimes it’s not a person at all. So why demonize her? Readers can handle a little complexity, after all. It’s part of being human.

Romance may not be the first thing you think of when you hear Forgotten Realms or sword & sorcery or even fantasy, but when we’re talking about crafting characters for readers to fall for? It’s worth all the frustrations and heartache (and occasional miscommunications) to make it work.

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ERIN M. EVANS got a degree in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis–and promptly stuck it in a box. Nowadays she uses that knowledge of bones, mythology, and social constructions to flesh out fantasy worlds. She is the author of The God Catcher, and she lives in Washington State.

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Freelancer Summary September 2014

by Jennifer Brozek 1. October 2014 10:01

Ever wonder what a freelance author/editor does? Each month of 2014, I’m going to list my daily notes on what I do. As I always say, being your own boss means you choose with 70 hours of the week you work. None of this talks about the random pub IMs, time doing research, time reading books for blurbs, introductions, and reviews, or short author questions. It doesn’t cover my pays-the-bills work either. This is just publishing industry stuff. “Answered pub industry email” can be anything from a request for an interview, to contract queries, to reading anthology invites, to answering questions about dates… and the list goes on.

September

 

2014.09.01

Answered pub industry email. Googlegroup posts. Tell Me blog post. Copy edits on The Bringer of War. Wrote 668 words on Chimera Incarnate 7.

2014.09.02

Answered pub industry email. AIP Blog post. Freelancer Summary blog post. Quarterly tax payment. Personal blog post. Copy edits on The Bringer of War and sent to proofer. Edited Chimera Incarnate 7 and sent to alpha readers.

2014.09.03

Re-outlined last third of Chimera Incarnate for pacing. Wrote 1205 words on Chimera Incarnate 8.

2014.09.04

Paid SFWA dues and updated profile. Wrote 2110 words on Chimera Incarnate 8.

2014.09.05

Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1855 words on Chimera Incarnate 8, edited and sent off to alpha readers..

2014.09.06

Wrote 1405 words on Chimera Incarnate 9.

 

 

Sunday

2014.09.07

Wrote 600 words on Chimera Incarnate 9.

2014.09.08

Answered pub industry email. Convention hotel booking. Reconfirm travel arrangements to Context 27. Phone call with publisher. Wrote 2253 words on Chimera Incarnate 9.

2014.09.09

Answered pub industry email. Sent author interview out. Processed Proofer notes on The Bringer of War. Edited Chimera Incarnate 9 and sent to alpha readers.

2014.09.10

Answered pub industry email. Wrote 2150 words on Chimera Incarnate 10. Phone call with publisher.

2014.09.11

Answered pub industry email. 2nd notice on an invoice to a client. Wrote 2027 words on Chimera Incarnate 10. Tracked now authors new addresses for royalty checks.

2014.09.12

Answered pub industry email. Wrote 671 words on Chimera Incarnate 10, edited it, and sent it to alpha readers. Shutterstock search for cover art. Blocked out the fights in Chimera Incarnate 11.

2014.09.13

Blocked out the final fight scenes in Chimera Incarnate 11. Wrote 1730 words on Chimera Incarnate 11. Logged royalty reports/checks.

 

 

Sunday

2014.09.14

Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1163 words on Chimera Incarnate 11.

2014.09.15

Answered pub industry email. Invoiced a client. Wrote 2140 words on Chimera Incarnate 11.

2014.09.16

Answered pub industry email. Edited Chimera Incarnate 11 and sent it to alpha readers. Context workshop prep. Wrote 1012 words on Chimera Incarnate 12.

2014.09.17

Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1632 words on Chimera Incarnate 12. Consultation for contracts. Blog post.

2014.09.18

Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1650 words on Chimera Incarnate 12. Context workshop prep.

2014.09.19

Answered pub industry email. Podcast prep. Wrote 868 words on Chimera Incarnate 12 and typed THE END on the rough draft of Chimera Incarnate, fourth and final book of the Karen Wilson Chronicles. YAY. Send Chimera Incarnate 12 to alpha readers. Approved Famished #3 outline.

2014.09.20

Answered pub industry email. Plotted out the novel due dates vs conventions dates for 2015. Geekerati podcast interview.

 

 

Sunday

2014.09.21

Answered pub industry email. Convention questionnaire.

2014.09.22

Answered pub industry email. Wrote Context convention card. Processed The Bringer of War proof marks. Character Tour blog post.

2014.09.23

Answered pub industry email. Convention prep. AIP Blog post.

2014.09.24

Answered pub industry email. Convention prep. Pack. Leave for Context.

2014.09.25

Arrive for Context. Context guest dinner, etc…

2014.09.26

Context. Panels

2014.09.27

Context. Anthology Workshop, panels, signing.

 

 

Sunday

2014.09.28

Context. Outlining Novels Workshop, panels. Travel Home.

2014.09.29

Answered pub industry email. Convention Catch-up (so much email). Publish The Bringer of War. Proof edits for Apocalypse Girl Dreaming. Paid PA.

2014.09.30

Answered pub industry email. Chasing down invoices. Context write up blog post. Processed final proof edits on Apocalypse Girl Dreaming. Wrote 70 words on Lovecraft story.

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Context and the Great, Big Shock

by Jennifer Brozek 30. September 2014 14:17

I'm back from Context 27 and it was a great time. Steven Saus and Lucy Snyder did an excellent job of Programming and Workshops. My audiences were engaged, inquisitive, and eager to learn. That's ideal for workshops. I'm so pleased that many of my students thanked me after my workshops and panels were done.

Betsy Mitchell was wonderful to talk to and Jonathan Maberry was a joy to meet. He really is that awesome. I finally got to go to an Apex party and taste Jason's "red stuff" and "purple stuff." The Apex parties legend for a reason. Geoffrey Girard was part of it with his Cain's Blood (too tasty for safety for me).

Context 27 really was a good conference. If you are looking for an intimate, informative writing convention, Context is a good choice.

And now for the great, big shock...

I spent a lot of time talking with the convention attendees. One guy, RR, dropped this little factoid on me. He has 6 completed genre novels but he is afraid to send them out because, according to his writing professors at Purdue... “If your first novel is not the 'great American novel' you will never have a writing career.”

WTF?!

When I was told this, and it was confirmed by another student from Purdue, I was aghast and outraged. Every single publishing professional I told about this was just as shocked and angry as I was.  “If your first novel isn't a Great American Novel, you will never have a writing career.”? This is so wrong as to be farce. At best, it is pure ignorance. At worst, it is pure maliciousness. Either way, it sounds like the Purdue English department (or some of its professors) are so out of date and out of touch with the publishing industry as to be a detriment to its student body and need a refresher course themselves.

This is one of the most exciting times in the history of publishing. There are so many avenues to take, so many opportunities to be a success as a writer. Your first novel tank? Try again. Use a pseudonym if you need to. Investigate traditional press, small press, self publishing, crowd funding, and anything else that comes up. (Except for vanity presses. Those guys are scammers.)

Good gracious, things are changing so fast and there are so many ways to get your words out there. Don't say a writer will never succeed if they don't succeed with their first novel. That’s just dumb.

You have to get your novels out there. It's the only way to learn and grow as an author. You have to fail, to only partially or fully succeed, to go through the submission process, dealing with contracts, dealing with revision and rewrites, to work to a publishing house schedule. You have to get out there and learn by doing. It is this process that makes you a better writer and a professional. Until you do, you can't understand what is expected.

And another thing, Purdue...

While talking to RR and the other student, I noticed something. Anytime they spoke about themselves or their writing, their shoulders hunched in anticipation of pain. Both of them marveled at just how much the publishing industry professionals, and the other convention members, were positive, helpful, and supportive. How much they worked to help each other to advise, or direct each other to needed resources.

Apparently, at Purdue, the writing students are mentally and emotionally beaten about the head and shoulders and told how much the publishing industry is all about competition. When the idea of being supportive and collaborative is foreign, there is something wrong.

Almost every successful writer got advice as they emerged. They learned, grew, and were support as a writer by other writers. Mentorship is not an extinct concept. Don't teach that it is. One author does not need to fail in order for another to succeed. Publishing does not work like that. And no, it's not all roses and sunshine. For that point of view, read Chuck Wendig's Tough Talk post. But still. Your students shouldn't walk around wincing like a veteran with PTSD.

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Meet the Character Blog Tour

by Jennifer Brozek 22. September 2014 09:30

I got tagged by Jody Lynn Nye to do this Character Blog Tour. Since I just typed “The End” on Chimera Incarnate, the fourth and final book in the Karen Wilson Chronicles, I figured this would be a nice wrap-up to the titular character.

1.What is the name of your character?
Karen Wilson

2. Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
She is a completely fictional character who is vaguely based on the looks and personality of several authors I know. I absolutely adore Karen.

3. When and where is the story set?
It is set in the modern day in the fictional city of Kendrick in Washington. It located between Port Angeles and Port Townsend around the left and bottom edges of discovery bay. In truth, I took the weirdness of Port Townsend and it historical weirdness of Seattle and riffed off it for Kendrick.

4. What should we know about him/her?
At the start of the series, Karen is a mundane 911 operator. Her parents worked in Emergency Services and she followed in their footsteps. Though she gains supernatural allies, she does not have any powers of her own. She is forthright, determined, and willing to take changes. This often gets her hurt.

5. What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
The main conflict is that the “Master of the City” has chosen Karen to be his representative because “she helps people.” Karen knows nothing of the unspoken rules to interacting with the supernatural factions of Kendrick and breaks them all. She forces the cold war into a hot one because the status quo isn’t healthy for anyone. But, as you might imagine, that doesn’t go well for Karen.

6. What is the personal goal of the character?
Now that Karen’s eyes have been opened to the supernatural dangers within Kendrick and threatening the city, she just wants to protect as many people as possible. She also wants to help forge a new understanding between the various factions. As an outsider, she is most qualified to do this. With some of her allies, she has a chance of succeeding.

7. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The Karen Wilson Chronicles is made up of four books: Caller Unknown, Children of Anu, Keystones, and Chimera Incarnate. These books are available on the publisher’s website, Amazon. Barnes & Noble, and DriveThruFiction.

8. When can we expect the book to be published or when was it published?
The first three books are already out and Chimera Incarnate will be out in March 2015.

I’m going to tag:
M. Todd Gallowglas, Ivan Ewert, Dylan Birtolo, Peter M. Ball, and Wendy Hammer. They may choose to do this blog tour or not.

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Bubble and Squeek for 15 Sep 2014

by Jennifer Brozek 15. September 2014 14:20

I'm so close to the end of Chimera Incarnate that I can think of nothing else. So, here's some Bubble and Squeek for you.

Article: How to start freelance writing. This is a good one.

Review: A review of Shattered Shields from Black Gate. Yay! They liked it.

Review: A review of Caller Unknown by Unquenchable Reads. Yay! Anna liked it.

SFSignal: Inexpensive ebooks. Numbers 160 and 161 are important. :)

Ghosts in the IM: Conversations Between Writers. This one is between me and Luna Lindsey.

TOC: Chicks Dig Gaming full TOC from Mad Norwegian Press. Is it not glorious? Also, the Kindle pre-order is up. (The Nook and iTunes ebook pre-orders will be up soon.)

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Jennifer Brozek 10. September 2014 20:18

I'm working on the last three chapters of Chimera Incarnate, book 4 of the Karen Wilson Chronicles. That's about 15,000 words (1-2 weeks of writing). I've got the end of the story in my head and that's about all I can think about. How the big fight scenes will go. How to add twists to up the stakes. How to grab all the loose ends and tie them up in one big, shiny bow. It's hard to think about anything else. Thank  goodness the Husband understands when I non-sequitor in every conversation to something I've just written or am about to write.

Just over eight years in the making and I can finally see the end of the Karen Wilson Chronicles and where everyone is going to wind up when the story is done.

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Bubble and Squeek for 2 Sep 2014

by Jennifer Brozek 2. September 2014 09:36

The Writer's Edition

Article: What does it take to write a book? The five qualities published authors share.

Article: How to Fall In Love With Writing Again. Dealing with burn out and the blahs.

Article: 21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors. These weren't that harsh to me. More common sense.

Article: Writers, Should You Quit Your Day Job? Short answer: probably not.

Article: How to Write Descriptive Passages Without Boring the Reader or Yourself. All about touching the senses.

Kickstarter: Girls on Games: A Look at the Fairer Side of the Industry. It's already funded and I'm writing a chapter on tie-in fiction.

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Freelancer Summary August 2014

by Jennifer Brozek 1. September 2014 21:33

Ever wonder what a freelance author/editor does? Each month of 2014, I’m going to list my daily notes on what I do. As I always say, being your own boss means you choose with 70 hours of the week you work. None of this talks about the random pub IMs, time doing research, time reading books for blurbs, introductions, and reviews, or short author questions. It doesn’t cover my pays-the-bills work either. This is just publishing industry stuff. “Answered pub industry email” can be anything from a request for an interview, to contract queries, to reading anthology invites, to answering questions about dates… and the list goes on.

August

 

2014.08.01

Answered pub industry email. Page reviews for Shattered Shields.

2014.08.02

Edit on Chimera Incarnate 4 and sent it to alpha readers. Outlined Chimera Incarnate 5.

 

 

Sunday

2014.08.03

Answered pub industry email. Wrote 140 word Elopus story. AIP presence at Dylan Birtolo’s kickstarter Knights show.

2014.08.04

Answered pub industry email. Wrote 140 word Elopus story x2. Updated AIP page. AIP Blog post. Wrote 241 words on Chimera Incarnate 5.

2014.08.05

Answered pub industry email. Wrote 140 word Elopus story x4. Wrote 1323 words on Chimera Incarnate 5.

2014.08.06

Wrote Gen Con author story card. Wrote 140 word Elopus story. Wrote 1072 words on Chimera Incarnate 5. Posted Gen Con schedule.

2014.08.07

Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1562 words on Chimera Incarnate 5. Posted “Tell Me” blog post. Gen Con prep.

2014.08.08

Answered pub industry email. Wrote 140 word Elopus story. 447 words on Chimera Incarnate 5. Posted “Tell Me” blog post. Gen Con prep.

2014.08.09

Gen Con prep. Edit on Chimera Incarnate 5 and sent it to alpha readers.

 

 

Sunday

2014.08.10

Gen Con prep. Updated AIP webpage.

2014.08.11

Answered pub industry email. Gen Con prep. Updated AIP webpage. AIP Blog post, book release.

2014.08.12

Answered pub industry email. Read AIP novel outline. Gen Con prep. Leave for Gen Con.

2014.08.13

Gen Con, arrive and set up booth.

2014.08.14

Gen Con panels, signing, and booth. Meeting.

2014.08.15

Gen Con panels and booth. Meeting.

2014.08.16

Gen Con panels, signing, and booth. Meeting.

 

 

Sunday

2014.08.17

Answered pub industry email. Gen Con booth, tore down booth. Meeting.

2014.08.18

Answered pub industry email. Arrive home from Gen Con and collapsed.

2014.08.19

Answered pub industry email. So much email to catch up on. AIP Blog post.

2014.08.20

Answered pub industry email. Volunteer form for Sasquan. Blog post.

2014.08.21

Answered pub industry email. Submitted a story. Editorial read of Flotsam #2.

2014.08.22

Answered pub industry email. Editorial read of Flotsam #2 and sent back to author. Wrote 363 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.

2014.08.23

Sick. Answered pub industry email. Final proof edits on a short story and returned to publisher. Wrote 378 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.

 

 

Sunday

2014.08.24

Sick. Wrote 763 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.

2014.08.25

Sick. Answered pub industry email. Tell Me blog post. Wrote 535 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.

2014.08.26

Answered pub industry email. Begin copy edits on The Bringer of War. Processed the email signup list from Gen Con and added them to the appropriate email lists. Answered a SFWA survey. IM conversation for blog. Wrote 1008 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.

2014.08.27

Answered pub industry email. Gen Con follow up. Logged Gen Con expenses. Copy edits on The Bringer of War. Wrote 1400 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.

2014.08.28

Answered pub industry email. Gen Con follow up. Final proof of Valdemar story. Edited Chimera Incarnate 6 and sent to alpha readers. Copy edits on The Bringer of War.

2014.08.29

Answered pub industry email. Copy edits on The Bringer of War. Wrote 880 words on Chimera Incarnate 7.

2014.08.30

Paid PA. Copy edits on The Bringer of War. Wrote 1078 words on Chimera Incarnate 7.

 

 

Sunday

2014.08.31

Answered pub industry email. Copy edits on The Bringer of War. Wrote 1975 words on Chimera Incarnate 7.

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Tell Me - Scott M. Baker

by Jennifer Brozek 1. September 2014 13:56

I've not had the pleasure of meeting Scott yet but I do think his book sounds interesting.

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My latest project is Yeitso, a horror novel published by Blood Bound Books.

Big city life is dangerous. Rape, murder, gangs… not the best place to raise a teenage daughter on your own. That’s why big-city cop and recent divorcee Russell Andrews agreed to move to the desert and be the sheriff of a sleepy little New Mexican town. But the desert has secrets. Giant secrets. Secrets that eat men alive and threaten entire towns. Andrews comes face to face with a thing out of a myth, something that modern man has no name for. The Navajo call it Yeitso.

I had wanted to write this novel for years, but kept placing it on a backburner while I delved into the worlds of zombies and vampires. Then, in the fall of 2009, I took a training course at Los Alamos National Laboratory, fell in love with the area, and knew I had found the ideal setting for my novel. Shortly after that, I came across the monster I wanted to inhabit the desert, and the concept for Yeitso was born.

While all my previous works have been violence-laden, gore-splattered novels detailing the struggle between the living and the dead, Yeitso is my homage to the B-grade giant monster movies of the 1950s that I grew up with as a kid and that influenced me as an adult. As such, I wrote Yeitso in a different style, toning down the excesses of my previous books and creating a novel that will appeal to a wider audience. Fans of movies from that era will feel a sense of nostalgia as the novel opens with the authorities attempting to determine what type of creature is preying on local citizens and concludes in an epic struggle to stop the monster from taking over the world.

I enjoyed writing Yeitso because it challenged me to step outside my comfort zone and adapt an entirely new style, and I’m pleased with the results. As the natural progression of this, my next project will be a foray into the Young Adult genre with a series of novels set in a post-apocalyptic world where a sixteen-year-old boy must not only fight for his survival but deal with the guilt of knowing that it was his mother’s science experiment that opened portals between Earth and Hell.

I hope I’ve piqued your interest, and I look forward to hearing from some of you.

 
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Author’s Bio: Scott M. Baker was born and raised in Everett, Massachusetts and spent twenty-three years in northern Virginia working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Scott is now retired and lives in Gainesville, Florida as a full-time writer along with his wife and fellow author Alison Beightol and his stepdaughter. He has written Yeitso, his homage to the giant monster movies of the 1950s that he loved watching as a kid; The Vampire Hunters trilogy, about humans fighting the undead in Washington D.C.; as well as Rotter World, which details the struggle between humans and vampires during a zombie apocalypse. Scott is currently working on the next two books in the Rotter World saga and a series of young adult post-apocalyptic fiction. When not writing, Scott can usually be found doting on the two boxers and one cat that kindly allow him to live with them.

Please visit the author’s website at http://scottmbakerauthor.blogspot.com or follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ScottMBakerAuthor?ref=hl.


Links:

trade paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Yeitso-Scott-M-Baker/dp/1940250129/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1408748819&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=yeitso

Kindle:  http://www.amazon.com/Yeitso-Scott-M-Baker-ebook/dp/B00MZFVLEM/ref=sr_1_2_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408843111&sr=1-2&keywords=yeitso

Nook:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/yeitso-scott-m-baker/1120192527?ean=2940150621350

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Jennifer Brozek: Writerholic

Jennifer Brozek is an award winning editor, game designer, and author.

 Winner of the Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited ten anthologies with more on the way. Author of In a Gilded Light, The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting, Industry Talk, and the Karen Wilson Chronicles, she has more than fifty published short stories, and is the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions.

 Jennifer also is a freelance author for numerous RPG companies. Winner of both the Origins and the ENnie award, her contributions to RPG sourcebooks include Dragonlance, Colonial Gothic, Shadowrun, Serenity, Savage Worlds, and White Wolf SAS. Jennifer is also the author of the YA Battletech novel, The Nellus Academy Incident.

  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.