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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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+Kevin Gault it's the same everywhere, so wherever is most convenient for you!
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I have a rather particular taste for home decor.
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Too much. Hurts my brain.
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I live in a constant state of this. it's the only reason my house is clean.
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I am extremely good at this. :/
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ICYMI last month, i visited John Scalzi's blog to talk about THE GUILD CONSPIRACY, failure, and being afraid of my own writing:
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He seems it from his blog too.
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finally found a new Star Wars design I liked :)
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yep. got it from ShirtPunch
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new blog post for +The Scriptors this week: "The Danger of Conquering the Muse"

"I used to think that inspiration was what you made of it, that I could tame it, wrangle it out of thin air, and put it to work when needed, that if I only sat down to write, the inspiration would come because I was ready for it. Writers write, and all that. And it worked, for a time.

During that time, I thought that all it took to write a book was an unwillingness to give up, that if I sat down every day and did the work, eventually I would have a book to show for it. I didn’t have to be inspired. I would just create my own inspiration; I could force a book out of me if only I tried hard enough. And on the surface, it seemed to work. I dutifully wrote three novels and a novella adhering to that daily dose of unflappable persistence. I sat down. I did the work. And I wrote the book. With my latest, I hated the damn thing by the time I was finally done, but there it was—a finished, polished, published book. A good book. Hands down the best thing I’ve written to date.

But at what cost?"
I never know what book I’m going to write next, not really. I can plan and schedule and figure out how many words I need to write on this or that project by this or that date, but when it comes dow…
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+Brooke Johnson looks like you had a heavy case of exhaustion there. Writer's exhaustion, which isn't usually not commented upon: there's always a lot of talk about writer's block instead.

I feel even less qualified to give advice, but I guess I already did via Twitter a few weeks ago. I'd say write whatever makes you happier or you have mor fun with. I know Dark Lord in Training is still work, but hell, it does look like you have genuine fun when writing it.

Aaaand... if inspiration, be it the sudden thunderstrike or the day-by-day variety lacks, you do know where you can find prompts to challenge yourself... <whistles away...>
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new chapter of DARK LORD IN TRAINING

Ch 34 "The Wrong Princess"

new chapter of DARK LORD IN TRAINING up on #wattpad!

Princess Sibalee remained silent the entire ride home, sequestered inside the confines of the demonic carriage with only the thick red curtains visible through the gilded windows—well out of Phineas’s dark sight. But the secret of the carriage’s contents would not last forever. As we approached the dark trees of the Griffinwold, I wondered how in the nine hells I would explain things to the Dark Lord, but before I could come up with anything remotely believable, we arrived at our destination.

Griffinwold Tower seemed oddly serene after the earlier events of the day, almost idyllic—in a creepy fairytale sort of way. Between traveling to Old Freycliff, raising a dragon from the dead, and the subsequent assault on Rosehall, the haunting spire in the middle of the dark forest seemed almost normal in comparison.

It had been a long day.

read more at: https://www.wattpad.com/317523354-dark-lord-in-training-chapter-34-the-wrong
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Can you tell me more about what this is? The title intrigues me. 
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THIS IS RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS
It looks like the crime-procedural wave has reached the shores of New Zealand. Empire Online reports that a What We Do In The Shadows TV spin-off, which will focus on the easily-baffled cops from the original film, is now in the works. The A.V. Club first learned about the show when we interviewed J
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Attn: +Josh Cleveland.
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there's a thing on twitter called Book Quote Wednesday #bookqw
today's word is "long". here's mine:
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yo, in case you missed it last month, i visited +Chuck Wendig's blog to talk "Five Things I Learned Writing THE GUILD CONSPIRACY"!~ 
In the face of impossible odds, can one girl stem the tides of war? It has been six months since clockwork engineer Petra Wade destroyed an automaton designed for battle, narrowly escaping with her...
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heyyy i'm on the B&N SFF blog today!
Big books for every type of SFF reader this week, from the final volume of Cixin Liu's gargantuan, mind-bending sci-fi trilogy to a new Kate Daniels adventure from Ilona Andrews, to a reissue of the first novel by the author of The Magicians. Death’s End, by Cixin Liu The highly-anticipate
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Congrats!
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Writer of Fantasy and Steampunk
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    Fictionalist, 2010 - present
  • Home
    Freelance Editor, 2013 - 2014
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Female
Birthday
January 30
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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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  • Arkansas Tech University
    Creative Writing, 2007 - 2010
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