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THE LADY OF SEEKING IN THE CITY OF WAITING got a Publisher's Weekly review. It's a good one. Not a starred review but I will take it! This is my first Publishers Weekly review. The fact that they didn't skewer me is brilliant.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-937051-18-1
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My novella, The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting is available today! http://amzn.to/ysNkJk

Welcome to the City of Waiting. Welcome to Shadeside. From the moment Jane enters Shadeside, she is a pawn in a dangerous game between rivals. With no real memory of who she is or where she came from, Jane embarks on a quest to discover her past as well discover who it is she promised to meet. Along the way, she is protected by guardsman Derax, counseled by Lady Ellowyn, and warned of plots and betrayal by the most powerful oracle in the city. Through her travels, Jane meets a myriad of strange, wonderful, and terrible people. By the end, she believes the city itself has a stake in her quest—as if there was any doubt.

"A grand tour of the city of Shadeside. From the screaming Ghost Clock to tribes of roof-running messengers to the silent warriors of the Black Watch, Shadeside is a fascinating setting, and Jennifer Brozek brings it to life." – James L. Sutter, author of Death's Heretic


"In Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting, Brozek spins a fantastic tale in every sense of the phrase, layered with vibrant characters, touching drama, and intriguing themes. Read it." – Matt Forbeck, author of Amortals


"An intriguing novella with an unusual premise and a spirited heroine who insists on weaving her own path through an tangle of intrigue, despite that she cannot remember who she is. The layering of present and past mysteries gives the story a richness that helps draw the reader on toward the unexpected but satisfying conclusion." – L. Jagi Lamplighter, author of the Prospero's Daughter series
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It got pointed out to me that I had not posted the blurbs I've received for the The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting. So, here they are.

"A grand tour of the city of Shadeside. From the screaming Ghost Clock to tribes of roof-running messengers to the silent warriors of the Black Watch, Shadeside is a fascinating setting, and Jennifer Brozek brings it to life." – James L. Sutter, author of Death's Heretic


"In Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting, Brozek spins a fantastic tale in every sense of the phrase, layered with vibrant characters, touching drama, and intriguing themes. Read it." – Matt Forbeck, author of Amortals


"An intriguing novella with an unusual premise and a spirited heroine who insists on weaving her own path through an tangle of intrigue, despite that she cannot remember who she is. The layering of present and past mysteries gives the story a richness that helps draw the reader on toward the unexpected but satisfying conclusion." – L. Jagi Lamplighter, author of the Prospero's Daughter series
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So, FantasyNibbles reviewed The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting and didn't really like it. They did have a couple nice things to say as well as some interesting-from-an-outsider's perspective.

http://fantasynibbles.com/2012/02/06/review-the-lady-of-seeking-in-the-city-of-waiting-jennifer-brozek/
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The Lady Of Seeking in the City of Waiting will be released in March 2012. It is available for pre-order right now. Eventually it will have an e-version, too. But I don't have that date.


From the moment Jane entered the city, she found herself a pawn in a dangerous game between rivals unknown to her. With no real memory of who she is or where she came from, Jane embarks on a quest to uncover her past as well as discover who it is she promised to meet. Fraught with danger, her journey draws her the protection of the guardsman Derax, the cousel of the great Lady Ellowyn, and the most surprising of all, warning of plots and betwrayal by the most powerful oracle in the city. Along this journey to discover herself, Jane encounters a city peopled by the strange, the wonderful, the terrible...and so much more. By quest's end, she must begin to wonder if Shadeside itself has a stake in her success - as if there could be any doubt...

Also, Alma Alexander has released Weight of World - her trilogy of stories previously published on the Edge of Propinquity.

*An angel offers a frazzled woman a tempting choice of a more fulfilling life, but at what bitter cost? *A sinner finds that purgatory is just another form of hell, and release is centuries or millennia away.*A youth discovers that a careless act of theft has shattering consequences on many worlds.>/I>

New Cover

Dec. 26th, 2011 12:13 pm
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The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting. Click the image for a larger version. The cover art is by Shane Tyree. The cover design is by Danielle McPhail. I am still winning the cover game.

Plus, for Christmas, I got my galleys of the novella. That's what I'm working on now. Soon it will be out.
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Happy book release day to me! Yay! Human for a Day has been released! Yesterday I posted about what this means to me. I am happy dancing today. Also, a number of people asked me what I wanted for my birthday.

Honestly, what I really want is for people to buy my books and send me photos of them, their pets, their fabric friends and/or their plants with my books. Keep the books or give them as gifts. That really is the best gift you can give me. Email me your pictures at gaaneden at gmail dot com.

Here's some of the books you can buy.






  • Human for a Day, anthology, DAW, December 2011. Amazon | Barnes & Noble

  • Finding Home: Community in Apocalyptic Worlds, anthology, Timid Pirate, December 2011. Amazon | GoodReads

  • Space Tramps, anthology, Flying Pen Press, September 2011. Amazon | Flying Pen Press

  • Beast Within 2: Predator & Prey, anthology, Graveside Tales, July 2011. Amazon | Graveside Books

  • Human Tales, anthology, Dark Quest Books, March 2011. Amazon | Dark Quest Books

  • Beauty Has Her Way, anthology, Dark Quest Books, January 2011. Amazon | Dark Quest Books Store

  • In a Gilded Light: 105 Tales of the Macabre, Dark speculative fiction collection, Dark Quest Books, July 2010. Amazon | Dark Quest Books Store

  • The Little Finance Book That Could, Non-fiction finance book on becoming debt free, Lean Marketing Press, June 2010. Amazon

  • Close Enounters of the Urban Kind, anthology, Apex Publications, April 2010. Apex Book Store

  • Grants Pass, anthology, Morrigan Books, August 2009. Amazon | Kindle

    If you would rather give me something more tangible than a photo, here are my Amazon and ThinkGeek lists:
  • Amazon Wishlist
  • ThinkGeek Wishlist

    Finally...

    Goodreads Book Giveaway for Human for a Day

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    Life continues on at its breakneck pace.

    Review: New HUMAN TALES review by a reader. Solid B grade.
    http://ideatrash.net/2011/10/review-of-human-tales.html


    Sale: I sold a new short story. "Trail of Breadcrumbs" went to Timid Pirate's FINDING HOME: COMMUNITY IN APOCALYPTIC WORLDS anthology. Pre-orders start on November 1st with the release of the book on December 15th.
    http://www.timidpirate.com/2011/10/16/post-apocalypse-community-toc/


    Publication: Issue 70 of The Edge of Propinquity has been published with two guest authors: Brandon Nolta and [livejournal.com profile] seanan_mcguire.
    http://www.edgeofpropinquity.net
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    New HUMAN TALES anthology review. Partial liking. Partial not. Interesting all the way around. http://roseneko.livejournal.com/398747.html

    New podcast: The Genre Traveler interviews me about RPGs, research, and writing. http://www.thegenretraveler.com/fantasy/podcast-episode-55-anthologies-and-historical-rpgs/

    Back from Lake Quinalt. Lovely birthday weekend for my husband. Now on to writing. Weird west and Battletech.
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    On the work front, while I got almost nothing done on the current works in progress, I did end up writing a flash fiction piece called "That Bastard Called Hope" that was about a toy brawl in a pediatric ward of a hospital. I even sent it off to a prospective home. Mostly, I puttered around email and did what had to be done.

    This included the release of my fourth anthology this year, Space Tramps, from Flying Pen Press. This is a fabulous anthology about the lost people of a space faring society; the hobo, the stowaway, the orphan, the jilly, and the refugee. It's got some great authors including Erik Scott de Bie, Dylan Birtolo, Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Shannon Page.

    Beauty Has Her Way received a great review from Bestsellersworld.com. "Beauty Has Her Way is an impressive anthology of short stories about femme fatales that you’ll love to read if you’re a fan of fantastic fantasy and science fiction. Check it out today!"

    Work on the Battletech web serial has stalled due to the loss of my Battletech fact checker. I really need someone who know the Battletech universe well and can answer all my questions about mechs, the culture and other such things.

    Thus, I am shifting to get the two weird west stories I have due by November 1st done while doing the research on the big secret project codename "DL" for now (mostly because I don't have a real name for it yet). I'd like to return to Battletech next week. We'll see.
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    This is very exciting for me because I have two anthologies and a story with Dark Quest Books.

    BEAUTY HAS HER WAY edited by Jennifer Brozek - http://amzn.to/mdnnzE
    We love them: beautiful, strong-willed women. Now read an anthology filled with stories about them. This is not a heroine's book unless the heroine knows how to do bad in the name of good. This anthology is about women across the ages overcoming all obstacles to win their prize. Beauty will have her way...even if she has to get down and dirty to do it!

    HUMAN TALES edited by Jennifer Brozek - http://amzn.to/mIGhJT
    Be Wary and Beware.... There are tales that every parent knows and must pass on to their child. Tales of warning and terror...of those who break their vows and kill for no reason other than malice. Tales of saving the lovely princess from a prince that is much less than charming...and what it takes to bring her home, of rescuing babes from parents not fit to raise them, and the reason no supernatural can truly win a bargain with such vile creatures. These are Human Tales.

    NO MAN'S LAND edited by Mike McPhail - http://amzn.to/jVcOIx
    Includes my story "M.O.V.E". Same War, Different Perspective! With a clap of thunder from above, the Aerospace fighters tear through the sky, while below, our women warriors cross the hell of No Man's Land, to close with the enemy; in fourteen all-new military science fiction stories; with an introduction by David Weber, bestselling author of the Honor Harrington novels.
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    Dark Quest Books is rolling out the Kindle editions of books. "No Man's Land" anthology with my Kember Empire story "M.O.V.E." is in this.

    http://www.amazon.com/Mans-Land-Defending-Future-ebook/dp/B0055D7SES/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1308057732&sr=1-1
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    Sent to my Googlegroup first. Here because I remembered. :)

    Because I think I would forget my head if it wasn't attached, I've asked my PA, Lily, to collect monthly round ups for me so that ya'll will hear from me once a month. They won't be as long as this one normally.

    April 1-May 31
    At the end of April, Jennifer was able to upgrade to active status with SFWA after recent sales to DAW. Go Jennifer!

    ===Sales:
    "Discordance" to the anthology Tales of Valdemar #7 (DAW)
    "Showdown at High Moon" to the Westward Weird anthology (DAW)
    "A Promise Made" to Showdown at Midnight anthology (Science Fiction Trails)

    ===Events:
    Norwescon 34, April 21-24 in Seattle was a fantastic weekend attended by Jennifer, who could be spotted anywhere from the Apex Books table in the dealers room to the green room, sitting on a number of panels and catching up with folks along the way.

    ===Publications:
    APRIL
    Jennifer’s “Making of an Anthology” series at the Apex Blog published a new installment, on invites and anthologies. http://www.apexbookcompany.com/2011/04/making-of-an-anthology-part-2-invitations/

    Over at Geeks Dream Girl, her “Dice and Deadlines” series delved into expanding your horizons as a RPG writer. http://geeksdreamgirl.com/2011/04/19/dice-deadlines-expanding-your-horizons/

    ==On the editorial side…
    Issue 64 of The Edge of Propinquity published, with new stories from universe authors Kaolin Fire, Peter M. Ball, Ivan Ewert, Alina Pete and guest author Lillian Cohen-Moore.

    Human Tales, the dark and twisted anthology of ‘faerie tales’ from the supernatural side was released by Dark Quest Books.

    MAY
    Jennifer’s “Dice and Deadlines” columns’ newest installment discussed the nature of the freelance job hunt, and how a positive approach makes all the difference. http://geeksdreamgirl.com/2011/05/10/dice-deadlines-to-find-jobs-just-ask-and-share-the-love/

    At the Apex Blog, Jennifer’s “Making of an Anthology” series saw a May installment, discussing how story selection for anthologies can work. http://www.apexbookcompany.com/2011/05/making-of-an-anthology-part-3-choosing-the-right-stories-for-an-anthology/

    ==On the editorial side…
    Issue 65 of The Edge of Propinquity published, with new stories from universe authors Kaolin Fire, Peter M. Ball, Ivan Ewert, Alina Pete and guest author Mars Hage.

    ===Interviews
    In April Jennifer was interviewed by MilSciFi.com about her story in No Man's Land, book four in the Defending the Future series. http://www.milscifi.com/files/inter-JB-NML.htm

    ===Reviews:
    Rigor Amortis Review, by Nick Bronson.
    Jennifer’s story “Swallow It All” appeared in the anthology.
    http://www.shocktotem.com/05/14/2011/rigor-amortis/

    CTHULHUROTIC - by Robert Derie. http://www.yog-sothoth.com/threads/20856-Unusual-Finds-Cthulhurotica-%28Adult%29
    Jennifer’s essay “The Sexual Attraction of the Lovecraft Universe” appeared in the anthology.

    Beauty Has Her Way review
    http://sciencefictionmusings.blogspot.com/2011/05/beauty-has-her-way.html


    Written by the Fabulous Lily.
    Edited and approved by Jennifer.
    Thank you all for reading.

    Sincerely,
    Jennifer
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    I has it.

    I think I'm doing pretty well on the main project on the table right now. I'm 15,000 words in a 25,000 word (or so) novella. It's moving along smoother than I thought it would. As it turns out, I outlined it into 5 acts and a coda. I say coda because it is part of the story, just after the main story is done. It ties up a loose end and isn't an epilogue.

    I'm also mentally outlining my next Apex Blog post on anthologies. But really, I'm mostly focused on the novella. I do have a little bit going on the side with my new darling of a novel idea but I really can't get too deep into that. I have an RPG supplement and a web series to get through first. I'm thinking about them on the side, too.

    I think I'll need another 2 weeks to finish writing and clean up the novella before it can go out to readers. I'm feeling good about this.
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    As editor - BEAUTY HAS HER WAY - by Science Fiction and Other ODDYsseys. A mostly good review. Some interesting points.

    As author - CTHULHUROTIC - by Robert Derie. He liked most of the book but did not like my essay. Not super in depth but a good over all review.
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    Some very cool stuff has happened or is happening right now. So, to catch up…

    As Editor:
    1. Human Tales – dark twisted fairytales from the supernatural's point of view is officially out!

    2. Beast Within 2 is off to the publishers and I am working with the cover artist now for some kick ass cover art.

    3. I am knee deep into Space Tramps: Full Throttle Space Tales #5, acceptances have gone out and edits have begun.

    As Author:
    1. No Man's Land: Defending the Future. My story "M.O.V.E." is in here. It is set for a May release and is looking good. "This collection has a lot going for it […] there's not a single piece here that isn't well worth reading. I modestly — but confidently — predict that I will be very far from the only man who's very, very glad he's read this collection." —David Weber, best-selling author of the Honor Harrington series.

    2. Earlier, I announced the sale of "Showdown at High Moon" to the DAW anthology, Westward Weird. This is edited by the wonderful Martin Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes.

    3. Today I get to announce the sale of "Discordance" to the DAW anthology, Tales of Valdemar #7. The 14 year old girl in me is squealing and squeaking in an excitement beyond human range. The mere fact that I'm in an anthology edited by Mercedes Lackey is enough to make me cry. The fact that it is a Valdemar story is… beyond words.

    4. Because of the two recent DAW sales, I have now upgraded to active status in SFWA. Earlier in the month, I upgraded to active status in the HWA because of my work on AEON.

    I really feel like a real author.

    I can't wait for what comes next.
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    Things are going well.

    I'm finishing up edits on BEAST WITHIN 2 for Graveside Tales.

    I've started my novella THE LADY OF SEEKING IN THE CITY OF WAITING for Dark Quest Books.

    I have started a new column on the Apex Blog called "The Making of an Anthology" which debuts on Monday the 28th and goes deep into my personal process on how I create an anthology from invitations all the way through turning in a final manuscript and afterwards.

    Still reading slush for The Edge of Propinquity.

    And I think I'm just about caught up with things. For now.

    In April I will start from the edits on SPACE TRAMPS for Flying Pen Press, finish the rough of the novella, and start a new personal project with an artist friend of mine. Also, the HUMAN TALES anthology is officially out in April from Dark Quest Books.
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    First up - BEAUTY HAS HER WAY - by Innsmouth Free Press. It is an interesting feministic critique of the anthology. Pointed out some things I had not thought of. Half-dislike. Half-like. Very thoughtful - http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/?p=10792

    BEAUTY HAS HER WAY - by Rise Reviews. In-depth review of the entire anthology. Nice discussion of the different genre sections. Some thoughtful criticisms and over all with the liking. http://risereviews.com/2011/02/07/beauty-has-her-way/

    Next - CTHULHUROTICA - by Rise Reviews. A whole lot of liking with this one. Very strong feminist POV. I got a shout out. http://risereviews.com/2011/02/14/cthulhurotica/

    As an aside, I like the way Rise Reviews is working out. This nascent review site really is putting its best foot forward in an attempt to have in-depth and well rounded reviews.
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    Review: Beauty Has Her Way – Rise Reviews - http://risereviews.com/2011/02/07/beauty-has-her-way/ - Over all with the liking with some interesting criticism.

    Editor: Issue 62 of The Edge of Propinquity has been published with guest author Alma Alexander. http://www.edgeofpropinquity.net

    Editor: I've sent out all of the acceptances and rejections for The Beast Within 2: Predator & Prey to be published by Graveside Books in June 2011. This is going to be a good one. I've got a nice mix of pro, up-and-comers, and new talent.

    Author: I can finally announce it; I have sold my weird west story, Showdown at High Moon, to DAW anthology, Westward Weird, edited by Martin Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes! I'm really pleased with this one. This is my second pro-sale. One more and active SFWA here I come.
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    Things are trucking along here at Chez Brozek and, as usual, I am a busy-busy lass but I'm whittling my "To Do" list down to something more manageable these days. This is kind of where I am and stuff.

    Editor stuff:
    I turned in the full manuscript for HUMAN FOR A DAY for DAW. I am so damn proud of that thing. Some beautiful stories in it and my esteem for some of my authors has gone through the roof.

    I have sent out the invitations to SPACE TRAMPS, Full-Throttle Space Tales #5 for Flying Pen Press. The Publisher is pleased with the authors I have writing for it and so am I.

    I am in the process of reading stories for the BEAST WITHIN 2 anthology for Graveside Tales. It is slow going but mostly because of everything else on my plate. The authors will hear one way or another in a couple of weeks.

    Author stuff:
    I sold a story to a DAW anthology and I feel like I have leveled up as an author. I'm not naming the story or the anthology until the contract is signed but the editor has told me she's taking it.

    I sold a story, "M.O.V.E.," to NO MAN'S LAND by Dark Quest Books. This is the fourth anthology in the Defending the Future series of anthologies and I'm very pleased to be sharing the TOC with the likes of Brenda Cooper, Ann Wilkes, and Danielle Ackley-McPhail.

    The big news: I just signed a contract to write a standalone tie-in novella for Dark Quest Games' new RPG setting, SHADESIDE. The novella is currently titled THE LADY OF SEEKING IN THE CITY OF WAITING and I'm thrilled to pieces. It combines all of my happiest thoughts with my most sought after goals—gaming, tie-in work, and long form fiction with the possibility of more work.

    I have a couple of other things I must get done before I can settle in for the long term writing on LADY OF SEEKING—another anthology story, a Colonial Gothic PDF setting, Dice & Deadlines, and a non-fiction essay—but once those drop off the radar, it will be smooth sailing for a while.

    I think.

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