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i have books for sale!

THE BRASS GIANT, a steampunk adventure set in a steam-powered city in the golden age of Victorian science, and THE MECHANICAL THEATER, a love letter to Shakespearean drama folded into a quiet, character-driven novella. 

you can also find this information, and links to buy, at http://brookenomicon.tumblr.com/mybooks

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About the books:

THE BRASS GIANT ($1.99 ebook, $6.99 paperback)

Sometimes, even the most unlikely person can change the world

Seventeen-year-old Petra Wade, self-taught clockwork engineer, wants nothing more than to become a certified member of the Guild, an impossible dream for a lowly shop girl. Still, she refuses to give up, tinkering with any machine she can get her hands on, in between working and babysitting her foster siblings.

When Emmerich Goss—handsome, privileged, and newly recruited into the Guild—needs help designing a new clockwork system for a top-secret automaton, it seems Petra has finally found the opportunity she’s been waiting for. But if her involvement on the project is discovered, Emmerich will be marked for treason, and a far more dire fate would await Petra.

Working together in secret, they build the clockwork giant, but as the deadline for its completion nears, Petra discovers a sinister conspiracy from within the Guild council … and their automaton is just the beginning.

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00M719Z06

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-brass-giant-brooke-johnson/1121123553?ean=9780062387165

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-brass-giant

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-brass-giant/id904017054?mt=11

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Brooke_Johnson_The_Brass_Giant?id=4uV9BAAAQBAJ

HarperCollins: http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062387165/the-brass-giant

add it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22836684-the-brass-giant

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THE MECHANICAL THEATER ($0.99, ebook only)

Petra Wade’s older brother, Solomon, has always dreamed of being an actor. Instead, he works grueling shifts in the clockwork city’s boiler rooms to help support his large adopted family. When Le Theatre Mecanique holds an open call for their upcoming performance, he decides to audition. However, the only role he is suitable to fill is that of the theater’s custodian.

Leaving the well-paying boiler job behind him, Solomon immerses himself in the theater—watching rehearsals, studying the performances, and working with an emerging young actress to improve his skills. But back at home, his family feels the sting of their reduced income when his younger sister Emily develops pneumonia and the only treatment is too expensive.

Solomon will be forced to make a difficult choice: fulfill his dreams of stardom, or help save his younger sister.

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00MMG19GO

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mechanical-theater-brooke-johnson/1121648209?ean=9780062387189

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-mechanical-theater

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-mechanical-theater/id908431229?mt=11

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Brooke_Johnson_The_Mechanical_Theater?id=e3adBAAAQBAJ

HarperCollins: http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062387189/the-mechanical-theater

add it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22895363-the-mechanical-theater
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lookit what i got today!! :D THE GUILD CONSPIRACY paperback hits stores Sept. 20 // ebook available now!

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Now you can prop up that pesky chair leg. Just kidding.
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WORLDCON RECAP

i wrote a mega-long post about my experience at Worldcon this past week! with pictures!
I started to break this down day-by-day, but that would make for a mega lengthy post (who am I kidding… it’s still a lengthy post. and honestly it’s all just one long, sleepless blur at this point),...
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still debating on whether i should get a pinup tattoo of that second frame...
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while i was away at Worldcon this week, author Liana Brooks, hosted me on her blog! Building a City from the (Under)Ground Up
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All of the problems in Warcraft lore boil down to...

Magic-User: What if we used more magic?!
Everyone: NO.
Magic-User: Too late!
Demons: [Kramers into Azeroth.]
Demons: ...did someone say MORE magic?!
Magic-User: Uh. Crap.
Everyone: >:|
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"If you’re looking at the blank page and the words aren’t flowing — or the words are flowing, but you hate them — obviously that’s a struggle. But what’s behind that? Embarrassment that the words aren’t better or more numerous? Uncertainty over where a plot element is going? Guilt over a vague feeling of being 'behind'? Dread of the work ahead? I know I’ve felt all these things when facing down the page, and I’m willing to bet you have too."

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In April of 2016, I started a meditation practice. I took up meditation to help manage my anxiety and depression, which had spun out of control despite medication and exercise. As if by cosmic sere…
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WORLDCON RECAP

i wrote a mega-long post about my experience at Worldcon this past week! with pictures!
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writing related post over at Books That Hook this week: "Killing Your Darlings: Cutting Scenes From Your Novel" (AKA how i cut 100k from The Guild Conspiracy)
Guest post on Books That Hook: "Killing Your Darlings: Cutting Scenes from Your Novel" fiction writing advice from author Brooke Johnson
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another guest blog from last week! this time:
The Awesomeness of Steampunk in Film
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On +The Scriptors, I discuss writing for yourself, and why sometimes you produce work the fastest when you don't consider your audience.

http://thescriptors.com/on-writing-for-yourself/

And... if you are interested in purchasing Girl Nevermore (the book I wrote that inspired this blog post) for .99 today, head on over to amazon! http://amzn.to/2bbpJ43
Every author has ideas they want to get out into the world. Sometimes, the story isn’t about finding an audience. Sometimes, the story isn’t about gaining readers. Sometimes, the story …
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yooooo.... in case you missed it, my latest book came out last week (links in shared post)!

& you can find a list of blog tour posts that i've written at this link: http://brookenomicon.tumblr.com/post/148844234036/the-guild-conspiracy-blog-tour
 
IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HEEEEERRRREEE!!! :D

THE GUILD CONSPIRACY is out in ebook today!

http://bit.ly/2b5GLE4
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Congrats on your achievement!!
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    Creative Writing, 2007 - 2010
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word wizard. steampunk and history geek.
Introduction
I am the author of The Brass Giant and The Mechanical Theater (Harper Voyager Impulse), part of the Chroniker City steampunk series. 

My next book, The Guild Conspiracy, releases August 9, 2016. 

I write both fantasy and steampunk, and I have several projects in the works, including the rest of my steampunk series, as well as a Persian-inspired fantasy, a grimdark assassin novel, a sweeping epic fantasy, and a middle-grade fantasy Dark Lord in Training, available to read for free on Wattpad.

I am also a stay-at-home mom, amateur seamstress, RPG enthusiast, and art hobbyist.

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Writer of Fantasy and Steampunk
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    Fictionalist, 2010 - present
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    Freelance Editor, 2013 - 2014
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January 30