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Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Works at Anchored Music Ministries
Attended California State University Fullerton, Covenant Theological Seminary, Central Baptist Seminary, Carnegie Mellon University, Salina Central High School, Roosevelt Linclon Middle School, Meadowlark Elementary School
Lives in Ottawa, KS


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The transcript for #sffwrtcht with Jon Sprunk, Pyr -- science fiction and fantasy, an imprint of... author of BLOOD AND IRON and the SHADOW TRILOGY is now live #scifi #fantasy #writing
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Okay, since all I have to do is mail the contracts, I'll go ahead and let the cat out of the bag. I sold my third Science Fiction anthology as solo editor to Baen Books, my 5th anthology over all:

Mission: Tomorrow is a pro-paying anthology in which Science Fiction writers imagine the future of space exploration in a world no longer dominated by NASA. What might it look like? Private or public? Stories of space exploration, travel and adventure. Coming from Baen Books in 2015.

Headliners: Catherine Asaro, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, Michael Capobianco, David Farland, Michael F. Flynn, James Gunn, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jack McDevitt, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, Jack Skillingstead
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Congrats! Great lineup. 
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Well, SHATTERED SHIELDS is up for preorder on Amazon. It's our Baen Books high fantasy, military fantasy anthology. Coedited by myself and +Jennifer Brozek Here's a description:

Swords and Shields. Faith and Magic.

Grab yours and get ready, for the enemy is on the move.

High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand-in-hand. In great wars, armies rise to fight evil hordes and heroes struggle to push beyond their imperfections and save the day. These stories include more than just epic landscapes and characters…but also epic battles.

Imagine a doctor struggling to identify the spy who has infiltrated his company’s ranks and poisoned his colleagues or a boy suspected of murder by a king yet protected by a princess as he helps her father against his own people. Imagine a butcher discovering that he’s called to lead an uprising, or a First Born knowing that she must betray her own in order to save humanity.

The possibilities are endless, but at the heart they have this in common: soldiers—ordinary and otherwise–struggling against extraordinary odds to survive the day. They must withstand dark magic, dodge enemy blades, and defy the odds to survive SHATTERED SHIELDS.

"SHATTERED SHIELDS pays homage to one of the major sub-genres of science fiction and fantasy with a truly fine batch of stories by old pros and newcomers alike." - Mike Resnick, Hugo/Nebula Winning author of The Doc and The Dinosaurs

"In Shattered Shields, editors Brozek and Schmidt bring together both fresh and seasoned voices in settings both familiar and new to fill up this powerhouse anthology with the noise of battle, the mumbling of spells and the heartache of war. I hope to see more from this editorial team in the near future." - Ken Scholes, Award-winning author of the Psalms of Isaak

"An inventive and thought-provoking set of tales that capture the bravery and terrors of battle. Carries the banner of military fantasy proudly." – John Marco, author of The Bronze Knight Series

New RUNELORDS, FROST, PAKSENARRION, BLACK COMPANY, and a new fantasy series preview from Larry Correia and more.
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The word is CLOCKS people. That L is kinda important. ‪#‎justsaying‬ 
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Speculative fiction novelist, interviewer, reviewer, blogger, nonfiction and technical writer and musician
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is the author of the space opera novels The Worker Prince, a Barnes & Noble Book Clubs Year’s Best SF Releases of 2011 Honorable Mention, and The Returning, the collection The North Star Serial, Part 1, the children’s book 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Jokes For Kids from Delabarre Publishing and editor of the anthology Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6 which he edited for Flying Pen Press, headlined by Mike Resnick. As a freelance editor, he’s edited a novels and nonfiction. An affiliate SFWA member, he also hosts Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat every Wednesday at 9 pm EST on Twitter and is a frequent contributor to Adventures In SF Publishing, Grasping For The Wind and Hugo nominee SFSignal. He can be found online as @BryanThomasS on Twitter or via  Excerpts from The Worker Prince can be found on his blog.‎ Bryan is an affiliate member of the SFWA.4 5-star & 12 4-star reviews THE WORKER PRINCE $4.99 Kindle or Nook $14.99 tpb Additionally,Bryan Thomas Schmidt, M.A., Founder/Executive Director of Anchored Music Ministries (, is a musician and composer who has released two CDs of original music and has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Covenant Seminary. Since the year 2000, he has travelled extensively on short term missions to provide leadership development training in Ghana, Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. He has also been a lecturer for classes at Covenant Theological Seminary, authored articles for magazines, screenplays, and is working on a book. Bryan's contemporary Christian music CD STAND featured the national single "A Man Like You." He has released two worship CDs, the latest in 2009.
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Debut novel given Honorable Mention by Paul Goat Allen on Barnes & Noble Book Club's Year's Best SF Releases of 2011
  • California State University Fullerton, Covenant Theological Seminary, Central Baptist Seminary, Carnegie Mellon University, Salina Central High School, Roosevelt Linclon Middle School, Meadowlark Elementary School
    Communications-Radio/TV/Film, 1989 - 1992
  • Covenant Theological Seminary
    Theological Studies-Missions & Worship, 1997 - 2001
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Music/English, 1987 - 1989
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  • Anchored Music Ministries
    Founder/Executive Director, 2000 - present
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    Novelist/Writer/Editor, 2007 - present
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    Site Supervisor, 2008 - 2008
  • Greystone Communications
    Production Assistant, 1992 - 1996
  • Lt Online Corporation
    Technical Writer/Help Desk Engineer, 2008 - 2010
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    Seasonal Customer Service Representative, 2011 - 2011
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    Peabody Energy Corp, 2004 - 2007
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