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December Update

Here we are at the end of the year, at last. November went well for me, though I, once again, did not win NaNoWriMo (and did not expect to). I made good progress on Draft 4 of REBEL ENGINEER, and I managed to write every single day of the month, which was difficult, but I did it. (And I am now happy to go back to leaving my weekends and evenings free, thank goodness.) Funnily enough, last year, I wrote a blog post that I would never attempt NaNoWriMo again, which you can read here. Somehow, I forgot about that and tried again this year. Oh well. I’ll probably do it again next year, if I have something that will fit, or I might not. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Anyway, I am really proud of where I’m at with REBEL ENGINEER now, and I feel like it is closer than ever to the book it was always meant to be. I’ve learned a lot more about Emmerich and his family in this iteration of the book, and I feel like it adds more depth that was missing in the first few drafts. I’m really looking forward to sending this one to beta-readers when I’m finished, and then onward to publication, when the time comes. I can’t wait for you guys to read it!

In other exciting news, I’m up to 7 patrons on Patreon! I’m so grateful for those of you who have decided to support me there, but I don’t just appreciate the monetary support I’ve received. Every single one of you who has reached out to me, in person or online, to tell me how much you love my books or can’t wait to read the next one; every person who follows me on social media; every single one of you who buys my books, leaves reviews, or tells others about my work, you mean the world to me! And I am so grateful for you guys, no matter how you choose to support me. I’m so honored to have you as fans. 💖

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November Update

Holy carp, it’s November already. October seemed to fly by really fast, but I got a lot of work done on REBEL ENGINEER, so that’s nice. I finished my new revision outline, so now I’m ready to start on the next draft. I’ve also been posting pretty regularly on Patreon...

October Update

September turned out to be a pretty productive month, even though I didn’t actually “work” every day. I’m working on structuring my edits for REBEL ENGINEER, and doing that, I’m learning a completely new editing process than what I’ve done in the past. Part of that...

September Update

August was a slow writing month between a week of vacation and the Battle for Azeroth release, but it was planned and expected to be such. I bounced around a bit on a few different writing projects, kind of putting my feelers out for what I want to work on most. I did...

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December Update

Here we are at the end of the year, at last. November went well for me, though I, once again, did not win NaNoWriMo (and did not expect to). I made good progress on Draft 4 of REBEL ENGINEER, and I managed to write every single day of the month, which was difficult,...

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Books

The Brass Giant

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…

The Mechanical Theater

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…

The Guild Conspiracy

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…

About

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 warrior-princess daughter, a cowardly wizard of a dog, and a roguish cat that somehow persuaded them to let him join the party.

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, goblins, and whatever else dares take them on.

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