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Andy Brokaw
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It's too hot to go out playing Go, so I'm messing around indoors instead. New Shaymin-inspired avatar created at http://www.rinmarugames.com/playgame.php?game_link=pokemon-cosplayer-dress-up-game
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Oh! I thought that was a link to her instagram account. Thanks!
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This song has been in my head all morning. Now it can be in yours.
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A post for +The Scriptors wherein I discuss Bronycon and positive worlds in fiction.
I spent last weekend at Bronycon, the world’s largest My Little Pony convention. I cosplayed a mermare, something that has yet to appear on the current TV show (Friendship is Magic), but whic…
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Thanks! I didn't know much about the world of MLP, so thank you for the lovely post! And you look FREAKING FANTASTIC.
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I decided to load Go while I was running a bath. And a Bulbasaur showed up! (I have named him Bath because I've taken to naming Pokemon for where they were.) If plant types can be found in baths, does that mean I should take up gardening in hopes of finding a Squirtle? 

Also note: it is 36C outside. In F, that comes out as Insane Stay Indoors Weather.  Which is why I am so happy there are three pokestops in my apartment building. 
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35C weather, no I think I'll keep our winter thank you.
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I am having a Bad Day headspace wise. There are things I need to be doing, but trying makes me cry. So instead I have started reading Kill Shakespeare. It is rather amusing me, but I wish it were in iambic pentameter. :)
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It's +BronyCon​​! And mermare Amethyst is here! 
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You look fabulous! :D I love it!
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Short version: a donor has pledged monetary support for every new sign up on the +Snow Leopard Trust​ mailing list this summer. The emails always include terrific pictures of super awesome cats, so if you care about wild snow leopards and/or photos of wild snow leopards, sign up now! (Or if you're already on the mailing list, encourage your friends!)
Help Me Raise Awareness for the Snow Leopard! Dear Andrea Today, I'd like to ask for your help to make more people aware of the plight of the snow leopard! Please forward this message to your friends and family and invite them to sign up for the Snow Leopard Trust's email newsletter by clicking ...
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Oh! A free book! One that you probably want if you haven't read it already because it is tres manifique! And the sequel will be out soon!
 
It's my birthday, so I'm giving away my book today. My fantasy novel, Orison, is free today only at the Nine Muse Press store! The file is a zip containing the book in .mobi, epub, and PDF formats. Here's what people have to say about the book:

"Orison is a wonderfully written fantasy novel that interweaves the perspective of three great characters: a thief named Story, a banished wizard named Wrynn, and a guard of the queen named Ashen. Each of these characters struggles to navigate the dangers of a city fraught with conspiracies of powerful people who have no qualms about using Story, Wrynn, and Ashen as disposable pawns. Orison is an engaging novel with complex characters that leave me hoping that Swensen will be writing more."

"I've been waiting for a fantasy book like this since I finished Jim Butcher's 'Codex Alera.'"

"Daniel Swensen creates a world and a city that is vivid and a cast of characters that are easy to like and understand. I stood with Story, the protagonist, on the roof tops of Calushain and we watched the mischief below as if it had been painted by Picasso."

"This book is exactly what I love about writing. I love how Swensen just gets into the world seamlessly, where I just felt it was normal. Story, the MC, is a girl that I can see pieces of myself in and is truly someone I want to root for. I loved the pace of the story and the overall development of the different story lines. Once I got past the first chapter, I was hooked and finished the book in a few days."

Please spread the word if you're so inclined! Thanks!

http://ninemusepress.com/books/orison/
by: Daniel Swensen Calushain. A grim, dirty city, with no opportunities for a young female thief, so it’s no surprise Story wants to leave. Yet when she acquires the orison, an artifact with the po…
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If you haven't looked into this series yet, now's the time!
 
It’s my birthday this week, but you all get the gift! I’ve discounted my entire catalog. All of my books are 99 cents (or free). Help spread the word! It only lasts until it runs out of steam, so jump while you can.

This includes my near-future sci-fi superhero-ish conspiracy thriller THE MINUS FACTION, which concludes with Episode Six, coming this summer:
"A unique brand of justice, morality, and heroism."
"Gripping, immersive, entertaining."
 
An enigmatic mastermind assembles four people with exceptional talents and offers them everything they want in exchange for the impossible—but with the promise that not all of them will survive.
 
THE MINUS FACTION is a cliffhanging near-future serial about extraordinary abilities and how not to use them. Each of the six novella-length episodes tells a complete story while unraveling the relentless global conspiracy threatening to hack the human race!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rick-Wayne/e/B00AKDPL0Q/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Rick%20Wayne%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/minus-faction-episode-one/id907959470?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Rick%20Wayne&hl=en
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My favorite pub is a gym! 
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Which is funny, because in real life, my favorite gym is a pub! 
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Bronycon is over. My child is sick. I'm trying not to be. I am in a negative space, but trying to happy up enough to write my blog post for +The Scriptors​. It's going to be either about My Little Pony or Pokemon. Hopefully I'll know by the time I've done my hour of cleaning.
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I just destroyed my Most Valuable Object. My tablet. Which I use constantly... I know this is a prime example of a privileged first world sort of problem, but it's pretty crushing. (I fell on it and landed on my knee. It could have been worse; I could have broken the knee, too.)

I've ordered a new one. A Google Pixel. I can't really afford it, but I ordered it anyway. Am going to have to figure out how to sell some books, huh?
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It may be a "First World Problem" to loose your primary mobile device... but, it's damn near equivalent to loosing your gurkha-kukri (or gladius, or whatever primary multitool is culturally apropos,) in a third world scenario.
Which is also about one-half step down from loosing your sandcat, or shoulder salamander... or shadowdragon... or whatever companion is suitably social for your preferred biome...

...because I have directly suffered all these feels:- I am going to refrain from crying long enough to validate your pains in a public display of redonkulous parody of serious philosophical musings, comrade.
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Education
  • London Central High School
    1993 - 1995
  • Bahrain School
    1991 - 1993
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Andrea Brokaw, Lady Hedgehog, Andrea Collins, Andrea Marie Brokaw
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Introduction
Andrea Brokaw is the author of the Austen-inspired YA novel Pride, Prejudice, and Curling Rocks and the YA paranormal romances I'd Rather Not Be Dead and Of Fur and Ice. She's also a dreamer, a skier, a curler, an NFL fan, and a homeschooling mom. As a Navy brat and then a Navy wife, she's lived on three continents, in four countries, in seven states, and in thirteen towns. (Or something like that. She loses count.) She has two cats and a thirteen-year-old boy.  Andy has a collection of acronyms, including GAD, ADHD, and PMLE. That basically means that she's clinically diagnosed with worrying too much, not paying attention to things, and not being able to play in the sun. In addition to writing novels for publication, Andy posts short fiction on Andy's Stories and writes web-serials under the name Aurora Talisan. (Her current story, Washed Up, starts here.) Andy's interest-based circles are listed in this post. Please visit and leave a comment if you want in a particular circle, or Andy may never notice you to circle you. (She's ADHD, remember? She doesn't notice a lot of stuff.) If she's the one who circled you and you have no idea why, hopefully the post will help make that more clear.
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Ellensburg, WA - Dunoon, Scotland - Atlanta, GA - Westminster, MD - Mount Vernon, WA - Pensacola, FL - Columbia, SC - Augusta, GA - London, England - Sardinia, Italy - Manama, Bahrain - Spruce Pine, NC - Martinsburg, WV
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