Jennifer Brozek

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Jennifer Brozek
Brozek at Crypticon, May 2015
Brozek at Crypticon, May 2015
BornJennifer Lynn Brozek
(1970-12-09) December 9, 1970 (age 51)
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska, United States
OccupationFreelance writer
NationalityAmerican
Period2004–present
GenreFantasy, role-playing game, horror, science fiction
Website
www.jenniferbrozek.com

Jennifer Brozek (born December 9, 1970) is an American freelance author, game design writer, editor, and small press publisher.[1]

Career[edit]

Before becoming a full-time writer, Brozek was a software QA engineer working on a wide range of projects, including video games.[2][3] Brozek co-chaired one of the first Babylon 5 science fiction conventions (StarQuest '95), was the basis for a main character in the webcomic Casey and Andy by Andy Weir, named Jenn Brozek, who is listed as a 200-point GURPS character in the role-playing game GURPS Casey and Andy.[4][5]

Brozek began her professional writing career in 2004. She was the editor-in-chief of the semiprozine, The Edge of Propinquity,[6] a webzine that published for six years, and worked as an assistant editor, sounding board and convention volunteer for the Apex Book Company.[7] Brozek is now the creative director of Apocalypse Ink Productions and a member of International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW), the Horror Writers Association, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She served as SFWA Director-at-Large from 2015 to 2017.[8]

Jennifer's work in fiction and editing has won and been nominated for several awards such as the Bram Stoker Award, Scribe Award, ENnie, Origin Awards, and Hugo.

Books[edit]

Fiction[edit]

2020

  • BattleTech:Ghost Hour, Rogue Academy #2 June 2020
  • Shadowrun: A Kiss to Die For June 2020

2019

  • Makeda Red Shadowrun Novel - Catalyst Game Labs, July 2019
  • BattleTech: Iron Dawn, Rogue Academy #1 - Catalyst Game Labs, April 2019
  • A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods(editor) - Pulse Publishing, April 2019

2018

  • To Fight the Black Wind, Arkham Horror novella - Fantasy Flight Games, April 2018
  • A is for Apex, ABC book for your little mad scientist - Apocalypse Ink Productions, August 2018
  • The Prince of Artemis V, All-ages science-fantasy comic book - Apocalypse Ink Productions, February 2018

2017

  • Five Minute Stories, flash fiction collection - Apocalypse Ink Productions, September 2017

2016

  • The Last Days of Salton Academy, Novel - Ragnarok Productions October 2016
  • Colonial Gothic: Lost Tales collection - Rogue Games - April 2016
  • Karen Wilson Chronicles - omnibus of the Karen Wilson Chronicles Series - Apocalypse Ink Productions - March 2016
  • Never Let Me Omnibus of the Melissa Allen series - Permuted Press January 2016

2015

  • Never Let Me Die Book 3 of the Melissa Allen Series - Permuted Press, December 2015
  • Never Let me Leave Book 2 of the Melissa Allen Series - Permuted Press, November 2015
  • Chimera Incarnate: Book Four of the Karen Wilson Chronicles, novel - Apocalypse Ink Productions, March 2015
  • DocWagon 19, Shadowrun novella - Catalyst Game Labs, March 2015
  • Never Let Me Sleep, Book One of the Melissa Allen series, Young adult SF-thriller novel - Permuted Press, TBA 2015
  • The Last Days of Salton Academy Ragnarok Publications, TBA

2014

  • The Nellus Academy Incident, YA Battletech novel - Catalyst Game Labs, January 2014
  • Keystones: Book Three of the Karen Wilson Chronicles, novel - Apocalypse Ink Productions, April 2014

2013

  • Children of Anu: Book Two of the Karen Wilson Chronicles, mosaic novel - Apocalypse Ink Productions, June 2013

2012

  • The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting, Shadeside novella - Dark Quest Books, February 2012
  • Caller Unknown: Book One of the Karen Wilson Chronicles , mosaic novel - Apocalypse Ink Productions, November 2012

2011

  • Shanghai Vampocalypse hard copy - Savage Mojo, Author, August 2011

2010

Nonfiction[edit]

  • The Little Finance Book That Could, Book Shaker, 2010 ISBN 1-907498-33-8
  • Industry Talk: An Insider's Look at Writing RPGs and Editing Anthologies, Apocalypse Ink Productions, 2012 ISBN 0985532319

Awards and nominations[edit]

Australian Shadows Award

  • 2009, Winner, Best Edited Publication for Grants Pass, Co-editor with Amanda Pillar -[10]

Bram Stoker Award

  • 2015, Finalist, Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel, Never Let Me Sleep, Author[11]
  • 2016, Finalist, Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel, The Last Days of Salton Academy, Author[12]
  • 2019, Finalist, Superior Achievement in an Anthology, A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods, Editor[13]

British Fantasy Award

  • 2019, Finalist, Superior Achievement in an Anthology, A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods, Editor[14]

ENnie Award

  • 2015, Finalist, Best Related Product, Chicks Dig Gaming: A Celebration of All Things Gaming by the Women Who Love It, Co-Editor with Lars Pearson[15]

Hugo Award

  • 2015, Finalist, Best Editor, Short Form.[16]

Jim Baen Memorial Award

  • 2016 - 1st runner up (2nd place) "To Lose the Stars"[17]

Raven Award for Horror/Thriller novel

  • 2019 Finalist for Raven Award for Horror/Thriller novel.[18]

Rainforest Writers Retreat

  • 2019 Rainforest Writers Inspirational Award - Winner[19]

Scribe Award

  • 2013, Finalist, Best Short Story Tie-In, “Locks and Keys,” Author
  • 2020 BattleTech - Iron Dawn - Nominated for Scribe Award for the Best YA/MG Tie-in Novel.[20]
  • 2015, Finalist, Best Short Story Tie-In, “Written in the Wind,” Author[21]
  • 2015, Winner, Best Young Adult Tie-in Novel, BattleTech: The Nellus Academy Incident, Author[22]
  • 2019, Finalist, Best Young Adult Tie-in Novel, BattleTech: Iron Dawn, Author[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Masters of Horror Anthology – author interview Jennifer Brozek | The ShadowCast Blog". Shadowcastblog.wordpress.com. 22 May 2010. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  2. ^ "Jennifer Brozek Video Game Credits and Biography". MobyGames. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  3. ^ "The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions". Answers. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  4. ^ "Casey and Andy". Galactanet.com. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  5. ^ "Warehouse 23 - GURPS Casey & Andy". E23.sjgames.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  6. ^ http://sfscope.com/2008/10/the-edge-of-propinquity-closes.html Archived October 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Interview – Jennifer Brozek". Archived from the original on June 9, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
  8. ^ "Jennifer Brozek Archives". SFWA. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  9. ^ "Jennifer Brozek Collection Signed with Dark Quest Books". Archived from the original on July 28, 2009. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
  10. ^ "Australian Horror | Australian Gambling News". Archived from the original on 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  11. ^ "2015 Bram Stoker Awards® Winners". 15 May 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-08-23.
  12. ^ "2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot". 23 February 2017. Archived from the original on 2018-02-26.
  13. ^ "Winners & Nominees – the Bram Stoker Awards".
  14. ^ "British Fantasy Awards 2020 – Shortlists | the British Fantasy Society".
  15. ^ "2015 ENnie Award Nominees and Spotlight Winners". 30 June 2015.
  16. ^ "2015 Hugo Awards". 31 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  17. ^ "Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award".
  18. ^ "Uncaged Book Reviews on Facebook". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-04-27.[user-generated source]
  19. ^ "The RAINFOREST WRITERS VILLAGE".
  20. ^ "Previous Scribe Award Winners". 24 June 2013.
  21. ^ "Previous Scribe Award Winners". 24 June 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  22. ^ "Previous Scribe Award Winners". 24 June 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  23. ^ "Previous Scribe Award Winners". 24 June 2013.

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