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THE BRASS GIANT mass market paperback out today!

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 and tinkers 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 will 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.

Available in paperback for $6.99, or ebook for $1.99.

Amazon: http://amzn.com/0062387170

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-brass-giant-brooke-johnson/1121123553?ean=9780062387172

HarperCollins: http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062387172/the-brass-giant

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The Brass Giant mass market paperback out today!Sometimes, even the most unlikely person can change the world Seventeen-year-old Petra Wade, self-taught clockwork engineer, wants nothing more than to...
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hey, +Aaron Johnson. this is totally legit, right? 
sketchshark: “I’ve kind of been on a beard kick lately. Here are some more beardy comics. ” as i am married to a beard, i can confirm that this is indeed how beards work.
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With his mother back to normal after the incident with the minions' cookies, Alden now has to make good on his deal with Xkskrgdxbnskrz...

With both of them finally gone, Phineas closed the door, and as soon as the latch clicked shut, he slouched with apparent relief, and the pink and purple hues of the granny décor I’d plastered all over the tower drained from the walls and furniture as if washed clean by a bucket of ink. Dark grays and almost blacks drenched the stone and carpet. Color leached out of the wooden floorboards and kitchen cabinets until they were a dusky, earthy brown—like grave soil. Shadows spread across the room like reaching hands, and the haunts flapped free of their hiding places, chittering wildly as they fluttered and swooped through the eaves. The ceramic plates and flowery accessories that had sprung up with the disguising spell withered and faded into nothing. The sconces returned to black claws holding purple-flamed torches, and the kitchenette tile darkened to slate and marble gray. 

Phineas crossed the room and flopped down in his armchair, the tower properly gloomy again. He pressed his long fingers to his forehead and massaged his temples with a sigh. “Seven simple rules, Alden, and you somehow manage to break six of them in a single afternoon.”

“Six?” 

I thought back, counting them over in my head… Going out into the forest? Check. Letting in visitors? Double-check, if I counted Radmila. Minions? So many checks I wondered if they all counted against me. Laboratory? See previous. 

And of course, Xkskrgdxbnskrz. 

But that was only five rules broken, not six. Which left two rules to break, and I was fairly certain that I wasn’t dead. 

“But I never even went into the library,” I said.

Phineas glanced through his fingers. “And where do you think the minions got that cookie recipe? Hm? Honestly. There’s a reason I told you to stay away from the witchery cookbooks.”

My stomach sank. “Oh.”

A rumbling of demonic thunder quaked overhead, and a deep, dark voice, with the weight of a thousand dead souls reverberated out of the walls. “AND WHILE WE ARE ON THE TOPIC OF RULE-BREAKING, I DO BELIEVE THAT I WAS PROMISED AN OFFERING OF CAKE IN EXCHANGE FOR MY SERVICES.”

Phineas sighed and waved his hand dismissively. “Yes, yes, of course. Alden, fetch Xkskrgdxbnskrz his cake, and be quick about it.” He wrinkled his nose. “If I would have known you were so easily bribed, I feel we could have gotten a lot more done these last few years.”

“YOU NEVER OFFERED.”

“Hmph.”

I hesitated, and the Dark Lord narrowed his eyes at me.

“Yes?” he prodded. “What is it now?”

I awkwardly cleared my throat and glanced at my feet with a mumbled, “I don’t have any money to buy a cake.”

Master Phineas puffed an exasperated sigh and then dug into his trouser pocket with a grumble. He fished a couple of banknotes from his pocket and brandished the paper at me. “Here. This should cover it. And when you get back, we’re going to have a talk about today… I’ll have plenty of time to think of a punishment while you’re gone.”

I took the money.

“Get me something too while you’re there,” he added. “A slice of coffeecake, with toffee if they have it—and streusel.”

“Anything else?” I asked.

“No, that’s it.” He stretched out in his armchair, resting his feet on the matching ottoman. “Just don’t take too long. I’ll know if you dawdle.”



Two hours later, I returned to the walkway in front of the disguised tower, a cake box and brown paper bag in hand. The window above the front door, normally hidden behind peeling white shutters, was openly visible, and a pair of red gleaming eyes peeked out from behind a set of murky-colored curtains, eyeing me carefully as I approached the door. I shuffled the cake box under my arm and then rapped the disappointingly plain iron knocker against the door. When I looked at the window again, the eyes were gone.

The door swung open, and Phineas stood in the doorway, his hand perched on his hip. He had changed into his purple and black velvet robe and matching house slippers, his black-and-white hair swept back from his dangerous eyebrows. “Took you long enough.”

“They didn’t have any red flavors already baked,” I said, stepping out of the bright afternoon sunlight into the familiar darkness of the tower. “I had to put in an order.”

“Red flavors?”

“He wanted blood-flavored.”

“Of course he did.” 

“Do you think he’ll like red velvet?” I asked, setting the cake box on the table and handing Phineas the brown paper bag with his coffee cake in it. “I wasn’t sure he’d like strawberry or raspberry, so I went with that.” 

The Dark Lord peeled open the paper and broke off a bite of coffeecake before stuffing it in his mouth. “I haffn’t ta faintest idea,” he said around a mouthful of bread. He swallowed thickly and cleared his throat. “He never showed interest in mortal food before.”

“Guess I’ll find out soon enough.” I hefted the cake into my arms and headed for the stairs. 

“Once you’re done with that,” said Phineas, licking the crumbs off his fingers, “we’ll talk about your punishment for today’s misbehavior. Don’t think I’ve forgotten.”

I swallowed hard and nodded, wondering what sort of punishment I’d be facing when I came back downstairs. Nothing good, I expected. Phineas was a Dark Lord after all.

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Red velvet :)
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What a cute little redhead!!!  Sometimes I miss babies and toddlers, sigh.
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Yes it's all over social media, and it should be. Let the bigots and haters understand, this is the future. Time to either get out of the way or get overrun.
"The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote after recounting the legal struggles faced by same-sex partners.
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1030 words written today. i hate most of them. ugh. this book is going to be the death of me. up to 104,250 total.
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i highly highly recommend taking +Cliff Roth up on this. he was fantastic to work with doing the portrait of my dog K.K. (left) and i couldn't be more pleased with the final painting. 
 
Pre Campaign Super Early Bird Special

  I am putting together an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for things I need (banner, print inventory etc.) for the upcoming Garden State Comic Fest at which I have a table at.

Prior to launching the campaign I am offering a Pre Campaign Super Early Bird Special Five of you  will be able to get a digital painting  of your pet for only $200. This gets you the file which you can then print out as often as you want on whatever you want (non-commercial use only) In order to take advantage of the deal you have to pay upfront via Google Wallet or Paypal. 

Hurry you only have  until this Monday Night/Tuesday Morning  at Midnight EST to take advantage of this offer and the five slots are bound to fill up quick. 

Email me at fulloffroth@gmail.com to claim your spot! 

 
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2200 words written today. the last bit is a bit of a mess, but maybe a few days away from it will give me the perspective i need to clean it up in a way that makes sense and does everything i want it to. 

Chroniker City book #2 is up to 103,200 words total. 

i think i need to give up on the idea that i'm going to finish this month. heh. i still have to finish this chapter, then one more full chapter and an epilogue before i'm done. Looking at another 6000-7000 words probably. that'll take me at least until the end of next week. two full weeks later than i scheduled, but i also didn't plan for this to go over 100k either.

until next week then...

(ETA: i also wrote 650 words on Dark Lord in Training today. lots of words. i am beat)
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NEW CHAPTER OF DARK LORD IN TRAINING

Chapter Twenty-Two: "A Demonic Proposal"

Phineas stood at the open front door, the gleaming buildings of Rosehall just beyond. With an affable smile on his face, he chatted pleasantly with my mother, who had returned to her former prim-and-proper self, no remainder of scales or feathers in sight.

My head spun, the vague memory of seeing her transformed into a terrifying llama-manticore hybrid slowly slipping away, almost as if it had never happened. I grasped onto the memory, but it was like trying to catch a cloud, floating up and farther away before I could really remember what had happened. I could taste the crackle of magic still lingering on the air, tainted with Phineas’s signature spell scent—heated metal and overcooked chocolate. 

I pressed a hand to my forehead with a groan. “What happened?”

Radmila appeared beside me. “Phineas turned your mother back to normal and wiped her memory so she doesn’t remember a thing. She thinks we all sat down for tea and had a nice chat.”

“Ugh.”

“That’s the after-effect of Phineas’s spell,” she whispered. “You’ll probably have a headache for the rest of the day.” She wrinkled her nose. “You probably shouldn’t have stood so close to the spell’s epicenter.”

“He didn’t really give me much of a choice.”

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Yes, it's a wrap-up... Still, red velvet, hee hee...
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it's about damn time. 
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Lots of happy people online today. It makes for a refreshing change. :)
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i'm going to be at Create-it-Con at Rogers Public Library, July 11th, for anyone the Northwest Arkansas area! 
rogerspubliclibrary: “Over the last three years Rogers Public Library has shared all kinds of amazing cutting edge technologies at our Geek the Library events. NOW at our makers’ event “Create-it-Con”...
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2600 words today. up to 101k total & still not done because...
♪♫♪ this is the book that never ends
it just goes on and on my friends ♫♪
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    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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