July:This month, I'll be attending a couple of events as a guest author. First, Create-it-Con at the Rogers Public Library on July 11th. The author panel will be kicking off the event at 10:00am, and you can find more information about that here. I will also be attempting to get on a panel at GlitchCon later in the month, and once I have more information on that, I will be sure to share that on my social media.
Otherwise, I'll be finishing up the first draft to the next Chroniker City novel (likely to be about 115,000 words before I'm done), and then subsequent second draft edits before sending the manuscript to my editor. I'm excited to share this story with you, and I hope you enjoy the perilous twists Petra's journey takes in the next book.
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, tinkering 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 would 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.
Petra Wade's older brother, Solomon, has always dreamed of being an actor. Instead, he works grueling shifts in the clockwork city's boiler rooms to help support his large adopted family. When Le Theatre Mecanique holds an open call for their upcoming performance, he decides to audition. However, the only role he is suitable to fill is that of the theater's custodian.
Leaving the well-paying boiler job behind him, Solomon immerses himself in the theater—watching rehearsals, studying the performances, and working with an emerging young actress to improve his skills. But back at home, his family feels the sting of their reduced income when his younger sister Emily develops pneumonia and the only treatment is too expensive.
Solomon will be forced to make a difficult choice: fulfill his dreams of stardom, or help save his younger sister.
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When Alden Millard steps before the Seeress of Erilea, waiting to learn his destined profession, he hopes for a future in a less-than-deadly career. Instead, he's named to Master Phineas Elwyn Wright, the presiding Dark Lord of the Griffinwold, who is looking to train an apprentice before he retires from his life of evil.
Bound to a seemingly inevitable fate, Alden must learn how to wrangle the forces of evil and help Phineas orchestrate one last nefarious hurrah against the reigning heroes of good in order to earn himself the title of Dark Lord.
There's just one problem: Alden isn't evil. And he's not sure he knows how to be. But maybe, with the help of Master Phineas, the seeress's apprentice Radmila, and the resident demon of Griffinwold Tower, he just might be able to learn.
Brooke is a stay-at-home mom, amateur seamstress, RPG enthusiast, and art hobbyist, in addition to all that book writing. As the jack-of-all-trades bard of the family, she adventures through life with her fiercely-bearded paladin of a husband, their daughter the sticky-fingered rogue, and their cowardly wizard of a dog, with only a sleep spell in his spellbook.
They currently reside in Northwest Arkansas, but once they earn enough loot and experience, they'll build a proper castle somewhere and defend against all manner of dragons and goblins, and whatever else dares take them on.