|Born||Jennifer Lynn Brozek|
December 9, 1970
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
|Genre||Fantasy, role-playing game, horror, science fiction|
Jennifer Brozek (born December 9, 1970) is an American freelance author, game design writer, editor, and small press publisher.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Brozek was a software QA engineer working on a wide range of projects, including video games. Brozek co-chaired one of the first Babylon 5 science fiction conventions (StarQuest '95). She 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.
Brozek began her professional writing career in 2004. She was the editor-in-chief of the semiprozine, The Edge of Propinquity, a webzine that published for six years, and worked as an assistant editor, sounding board, and convention volunteer for the Apex Book Company. 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.
- BattleTech: Ghost Hour, Rogue Academy #2, June 2020
- Shadowrun: A Kiss to Die For, June 2020
- 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
- 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-ges science-fantasy comic book - Apocalypse Ink Productions, February 2018
- Five Minute Stories, flash fiction collection - Apocalypse Ink Productions, September 2017
- 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
- 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 1 of the Melissa Allen series, young adult SF-thriller novel - Permuted Press, TBA 2015
- The Last Days of Salton Academy - Ragnarok Publications, TBA
- 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
- Children of Anu: Book Two of the Karen Wilson Chronicles, mosaic novel - Apocalypse Ink Productions, June 2013
- 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
- Shanghai Vampocalypse hard copy - Savage Mojo, Author, August 2011
- In a Gilded Light: 105 Tales of the Macabre, Dark Quest Books, 2010
- 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
|2009||Grants Pass||Australian Shadows Award for Best Edited Publication||Winner|||
|2013||“Locks and Keys”||Scribe Award for Best Short Story Tie-In||Finalist|||
|2015||Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor, Short Form||Finalist|||
|Chicks Dig Gaming: A Celebration of All Things Gaming by the Women Who Love It||ENNIE Award for Best Related Product||Finalist|||
|BattleTech: The Nellus Academy Incident||Scribe Award for Best Young Adult Tie-in Novel||Winner|||
|Never Let Me Sleep||Bram Stoker Award for Best Young Adult Novel||Finalist|||
|“Written in the Wind”||Scribe Award for Best Short Story Tie-In||Finalist|||
|2016||The Last Days of Salton Academy||Bram Stoker Award for Best Young Adult Novel||Finalist|||
|"To Lose the Stars"||Jim Baen Memorial Award||Runner-Up|||
|2019||Rainforest Writers Inspirational Award||Winner|||
|Raven Award for Horror/Thriller Novel||Finalist|||
|A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods||Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology||Finalist|||
|British Fantasy Award for Anthology||Finalist|||
|2019||BattleTech: Iron Dawn||Scribe Award for Best Young Adult Tie-in Novel||Finalist|||
|2022||Battletech: Crimson Night||Scribe award for Original & Adapted Novels: Young Adult / Middle Grade||Finalist|||
- "Masters of Horror Anthology – author interview Jennifer Brozek | The ShadowCast Blog". Shadowcastblog.wordpress.com. 22 May 2010. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
- "Jennifer Brozek Video Game Credits and Biography". MobyGames. Archived from the original on 2015-07-21. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
- "The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions". Answers. Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
- "Casey and Andy". Galactanet.com. 2008-08-25. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
- "Warehouse 23 - GURPS Casey & Andy". E23.sjgames.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-06. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
- "The Edge of Propinquity closes for 2008 and opens for 2009 - SFScope - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror". sfscope.com. Archived from the original on October 19, 2008.
- "Interview – Jennifer Brozek". Archived from the original on June 9, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
- "Jennifer Brozek Archives". SFWA. Archived from the original on 2015-07-21. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
- Brozek, Jennifer (8 December 2015). "Jennifer Brozek: Revealing Personal Details Through Your Writing". Jim C. Hines. Retrieved 4 April 2023.
I knew that [when asked about her mentally ill protagonist] I would need to reveal my own autism (high functioning aspergers), my dyslexia, my stutter, my bouts of anxiety.
- "Jennifer Brozek Collection Signed with Dark Quest Books". Archived from the original on July 28, 2009. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
- "2009 Australian Shadows Award". Australian Horror Writers Association. Archived from the original on 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
- "Previous Scribe Award Winners". International Association of Media Tie-In. 24 June 2013. Archived from the original on 2020-08-14. Retrieved 2023-03-03.
- "2015 Hugo Awards". 31 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
- "2015 ENnie Award Nominees and Spotlight Winners". 30 June 2015. Archived from the original on 6 March 2021. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
- "2015 Bram Stoker Awards® Winners". 15 May 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-08-23.
- "2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot". 23 February 2017. Archived from the original on 2018-02-26.
- "Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award". Archived from the original on 2018-08-23. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
- "The RAINFOREST WRITERS VILLAGE". Archived from the original on 2020-07-16. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
- "Uncaged Book Reviews on Facebook". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-04-27.[user-generated source]
- "Winners & Nominees – the Bram Stoker Awards". Archived from the original on 2023-02-28. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
- "British Fantasy Awards 2020 – Shortlists | the British Fantasy Society". Archived from the original on 2021-03-22. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
- Official website
- The Edge of Propinquity
- Jennifer Brozek at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Jennifer Brozek Interview at Prachesta Magazine
- Jennifer Brozek at Library of Congress, with 3 library catalog records
- "Jennifer Brozek :: Pen & Paper RPG Database". Archived from the original on April 27, 2005. Retrieved February 2, 2020.