writing update! i’m making progress on plotting my next Chroniker City book, which will be a novella from Emmerich’s perspective while he is working in Paris, set during the events of The Guild Conspiracy. i’m excited to get started on this, and i expect i’ll get to start writing within the next couple of days. research has gone smoothly, and the plot came together much faster than expected, so i’m nearly done with the brainstorming/plotting stage.
in this book, you’ll get to see Emmerich’s side of the story, more of his father’s machinations and the instruments of the looming war, but also an in-depth look into Petra’s early years with her mother, before the University Fire left her orphaned. i’ve had to do a bit of work to define all the vague details i left unanswered in the first book, but i’ve figured out a way around my own shortsightedness, and i’m excited to share this story with you. 🙂
i expect writing will take me the rest of this month and most of February, and after that, i’ll be pitching it to Harper Voyager in the hopes of renewing my contract with them, for this and the next full-length novel in the series. i don’t yet have a title, but i’m working on it.
i’ll do my best to keep you all updated! but if i’m quiet over the next few months, it’s because i’m busy writing. 🙂
writing update! i’m making progress on plotting my next Chroniker City book, which will be a novella from Emmerich’s perspective while he is working in Paris, set during the events of The Guild Conspiracy. i’m excited to get started on this, and i expect i’ll get to...read more
Chroniker City #1
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. But 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…
Chroniker City #1.5
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, but the only role he is suitable to fill is that of the theater’s custodian…
Chroniker City #2
It has been six months since clockwork engineer Petra Wade destroyed an automaton designed for battle, narrowly escaping with her life. But her troubles are far from over. Her partner on the project, Emmerich Goss, has been sent away to France, and his father, Julian, is still determined that a war machine will be built. Forced to create a new device, Petra subtly sabotages the design in the hopes of delaying the war, but sabotage like this isn’t just risky: it’s treason. And with a soldier, Braith, assigned to watch her every move, it may not be long before Julian finds out what she’s done…
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…
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.