Wise Warlocks & Killer Robots: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Class

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be teaching a 1-day intensive class on Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing at the Writing Pad in Downtown Los Angeles. Feel

WISE WARLOCKS AND KILLER ROBOTS: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITING IN LOS ANGELES Have you always dreamed of writing whimsical tales that take place in a futuristic world of your own creation? In this class, successful science fiction writer, Jennifer Brody will share her recipe for crafting an irresistible science fiction or fantasy tale! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, she’ll help you create compelling characters and build a fascinating world with vivid details. She’ll also show you how to infuse your story with scintillating conflict and three-dimensional characters that do more than kick monster butt. By the end of the class, you’ll have penned a draft of a riveting dystopian or fantastical tale. Experienced and beginning writers welcome.

Instructor: Jennifer Brody

Here are the details:

Sunday, January 31, 2016

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $90 (Includes tea and snacks)

Location: Writing Pad East 688 S Santa Fe, Apt. 312, Los Angeles, CA 90021

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More Praise for The 13th Continuum! Plus, WattPad Block Party!

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WattPad Block Party Winter Edition II

Happy 2016 to everyone!

This promises to be a rollercoaster year. Over the holidays, I received two wonderful blurbs for The 13th Continuum from Mindee Arnett and Robin Talley.

Best. Chrismas. Present. Ever.

“I tore through Jennifer Brody’s The 13th Continuum at light speed. This fresh, fast-paced novel featuring a post-doom Earth will hook readers with its likable characters and thrilling stakes. But it’s the book’s action and hope for a better future that will keep readers turning the page and leave eager for the next installment.” ―Mindee Arnett, critically acclaimed author of Avalon and the Arkwell Academy series

“A fascinating premise and compulsively readable debut. It totally sucked me in.” ―Robin Talley, author of Lies We Tell Ourselves

Also, the WattPad Block Party Winter Edition II is set to launch in LESS than a month. My official date to post and interact with readers will be 2/27. However, I’ll begin posting chapters to my WattPad page in early February. You can follow me for an early, exclusive sneak peak of the book.

Happy new year!

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Breaking News: The First Blurb for The 13th Continuum From Bestselling Author Rysa Walker!

I’m pleased to announce my VERY first blurb for THE 13TH CONTINUUM from bestselling author Rysa Walker! She is the author of the bestselling CHRONOS Files series. Timebound, the first book in the series, was the Young Adult and Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.

Non-stop excitement and strong world-building combine to make The 13th Continuum a fantastic read for science fiction and dystopian fans alike. The story sucked me in from the very beginning, and had me pulling for Myra and Aero to break free from their very different, but equally oppressive governments.  Eagerly awaiting the next in this series!

Also, my brand new author and book pages are up on my publisher’s website!

My Author Page

My Book Page 

More exciting blurbs and news are coming soon! In the meantime, my book is available for preorder (pub date: April 19, 2016):

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Indiebound

Stay tuned for more exciting updates—a lot of awesome stuff is in the works!

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Hello from Blurbland for THE 13TH CONTINUUM!

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Advance Copies of THE 13TH CONTINUUM

My Advance Review Copies are in for The 13th Continuum!

Don’t they look stunning?

So I’m surfacing here for a moment to share reports from Blurbland. For those who don’t know about blurbs, authors—especially debut authors—are supposed to ask other more established authors to read their book and provide a quote that’s usually printed on the cover, backcover, or inside the book. At least, that’s my understanding.

It’s all new to me, too!

I’ve been contacting my favorite authors far and wide, some that I know personally, and many that I don’t, hoping for a little magic, a little grace, a little leg up. Though it should come as no surprise, the majority either don’t do blurbs anymore or are too busy.

But…

A few incredible folks are going to try to help out! I can’t name names yet, and let’s just say my fingers and toes are crossed. Even the idea that they’re reading the book potentially is crazy awesome. It makes my heart swell with gratitude to know that there are other amazing writers out there willing to give a younger author a little help.

The coolest thing about all of this is that the book is finally starting to seem real. I’m going to do everything I can do to launch it into the stratosphere.

Publication date is April 19, 2016.

You can preorder it now on Amazon!

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My Mentee Selected for the Young Storytellers Biggest Show!

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I had to post about this—for the second year in a row, the kid I mentored for the Young Storytellers Foundation got selected for the star-studded Biggest Show!

They only pick 5 scripts out of over 800, so this is a huge honor for Tamara. But I can’t say I’m surprised. She wrote an amazing story called BECOMING ME. It’s full of magic, sassy characters, humor, and heart. I can’t wait to see if brought to life for the second time.

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Me & Tamara at the Big Show!

Check out these HUGE stars that will be performing it:

We have a phenomenal cast of actors scheduled to perform including Jack Black (School of Rock), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Judy Greer (Married), Jason Mantzoukas (The League) and hosted by The Sklar Brothers.

I already have a hunch about which role Jack Black will be playing. Tamara and I will get to sit ON THE STAGE while they’re performing her script. Keegan-Michael Key is one of my favorite comedians. I’m totally going to geek out and laugh my butt off.

This event is for charity and tickets are available, so get them now!

Here’s the link for tickets

Your support is hugely appreciated and goes to an amazing cause. I’ve mentored with them for many years now, and the opportunity to bring arts education to low-income schools makes an enormous difference in these kids’ lives.

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