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THE BRASS GIANT now available for download! 
(you can also preorder the paperback, which releases 6/23)

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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.

Buy now (ebook: $1.99; paperback: $6.99)!

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 Playhttps://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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And purchased.
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Fundraiser Shaun:

+Mary Robinette Kowal is asking for help for two of her friends, who recently survived an awful car accident.  The post and GoFundMe pages have full details.  Help boost the signal on this folks.
Let me start by asking bluntly, and then I’ll give details. My friend Nora and her husband Bob were in a horrific car accident. Horrific. As in, there seems to be an actual miracle involved in the fact that they are alive. This is the link to a fundraiser to help cover their medical expenses beyond what insurance will cover. …
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might be reinstalling LOTRO right now.
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1250 words written today on Chroniker City book #2. up to 72850 so far, though i feel like i'm flailing around in the story with no idea what i'm doing right now. considering combing back through the story so far and seeing where i stand (and fixing any major problems) before moving forward with the rest of the story. ugh. 
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thanks +Jeff Baker ^_^
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2000 words written today on Chroniker City book #2. total word count: 71500. i dread doing edits on this thing. >.>
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It may be more fun once you delve into it.
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1710 words written today on Chroniker City book #2. total word count is up to 69,500! almost to 70k! woot!
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didn't write today.

instead read over the first five chapters and made notes for future revision. it's been four months since i started the book, so trying to ground myself back into the story before moving forward since i keep doubting myself, worrying about pacing or character development or what have you.

i'm hoping that by really assessing the first 3/4 of the book, i can finish the remainder of the story with more confidence and a plan for the next step.

i'm already feeling better about the book than i was yesterday, so that's a plus. i hope the rest of the draft holds up as well.
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So, who was right? ;)
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476 words today.

between not feeling well, needing to brainstorm a new plot path for this chapter, and very little actual writing time today, i didn't get much done.

my brain is running on low fuel (because sick) and even though i thought i solved my plot issues from last week, as soon as i started writing, it's like everything leaked out of my head and i can't remember what i was going to do now. hoping that tomorrow will be better, but we'll see.

i'm up to 73,333 words total, at about the 75% mark in my book where everything starts falling apart and i hate everything i write... >.>
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Get well soon, and you know... keep calm and carry on, and all that jazz...
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i need to up my pancake game.
 
Avengers fans I have more for you!
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got drunk and played risk godstorm. that is my friday night.
i be crazy over here.
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not quite. I think I need glow sticks and grills for that.
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THE MECHANICAL THEATER eARC

for anyone who wants to get an eARC of THE MECHANICAL THEATER  to review (releases 6/9), here's the link!
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eh... ::shrug:: up to you I suppose?
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putting another round of fuchsia on the hair.

it's been about six weeks since my last color, resulting in 2" dark roots and a weird faded orangey purple at the ends.

i'm not lightening it at all this time because i don't want to damage my hair too much since i'm now trying to grow it out (it's been about... 2 1/2 months since i last lightened it), and i'm just doing more of the same color anyway, so i'm hoping that it makes a nice subtle ombre effect on my short hair. 

we'll see i suppose!
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Ahh, the joys of free will.
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  • Arkansas Tech University
    Creative Writing, 2007 - 2010
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word wizard. steampunk and history geek. (she/her)
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I am the author of The Brass Giant (Harper Voyager Impulse), the first book in a new young adult steampunk series. I write both fantasy and steampunk for young audiences, and I have several projects in the works, including 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