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Blog: Declutter Monday for 11 Feb 2019. Wherein I suddenly find myself in Declutter Interruptus as Decluttering the House, Round One comes to an unexpected end.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Declutter-Monday-for-11-Feb-2019.aspx
Blog: Is X, Y, or Z a Scam? Let me show you how I figure out the answer to this question.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Is-X-Y-or-Z-a-Scam.aspx
Blog: Declutter Monday for 4 Feb 2019. Snow day thus the Husband helped me with the kitchen and I learned a whole new set of things.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Declutter-Monday-for-4-Feb-2019.aspx
Blog: A Month of Decluttering. I've been at this for a month now. I have thoughts. Plus, bonus picture of Leeloo. Just because.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/A-Month-of-Decluttering.aspx     
I have my once-a-month "Ask Jennifer" up on Curious Fictions for my subscribers. Today's post is all about my cats.
https://curiousfictions.com/authors/434-jennifer-brozek

Jan. 29th, 2019

Blog: Declutter Monday for 28 Jan 2019. Finished the bathroom, hall closet, and my office in the most painful way--both mentally and physically. Weirdly, I feel like I want to #declutter the upstairs again before I head downstairs. I'm not. Next week, I attack the kitchen.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Declutter-Monday-for-28-Jan-2019.aspx

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Shadowrun Sprawl Stories, Volume 1 in ebook and trade. Features four novellas from stellar Shadowrun authors: “Neat” by Russell Zimmerman, “DocWagon 19” by Jennifer Brozek, “Big Dreams” by R. L. King, "Blind Magic” by Dylan Birtolo! Thirty years of Shadowrun!
https://books2read.com/ShadowrunSprawlStoriesVolume1
Blog: Declutter Monday for 21 Jan 2019. I got help from the Husband so we tackled something that needed a lot of his input: the Library/Reading Nook/China hutch area. It is stunning how much crap can hide behind a couch.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Declutter-Monday-for-21-Jan-2019.aspx
Blog: Declutter Monday for 14 Jan 2019. This Declutter Monday was dedicated to the Cat Room AKA the Bonus / Exercise / AIP Book storage Room. This “catch all” room has been the eyesore of the house since I moved in. And even though it took its sacrifice, we vanquished it!
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Declutter-Monday-for-14-Jan-2019.aspx
Blog: Declutter Monday for 7 Jan 2019. I had five thoughts about what happened in my brain and heart while I started the New Year of Decluttering and forcing myself to take time away from the computer/work.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Declutter-Monday-for-7-Jan-2019.aspx

Jan. 1st, 2019

Blog: The Plan for 2019. Writing/Editing. Expanding my creative horizons. Travel. Personal growth.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/The-Plan-for-2019.aspx
The Jennifer Award for December 2018 is “On the Day You Spend Forever with Your Dog” by Adam R. Shannon.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/The-Jennifer-Award-for-December-2018.aspx

Nov. 30th, 2018

Blog: The November winner of the Jennifer Award is “The Shaman’s Tale” by Ari Marmell. It’s a free story that Ari posted just because. I'm a sucker for origin myth stories and this is a good one.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/The-Jennifer-Award-for-November-2018.aspx

Nov. 29th, 2018

Blog: Perimenopause Rant. This is a rant. It's blunt. It's open. It's honest.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Perimenopause-Rant.aspx

Oct. 18th, 2018

Blog: Music and Memory. I mention a whole lot of friends in this one.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Music-and-Memory.aspx
Blog: Today, E.D. Walker tells us how her own romantic life inspired her romantic story in the newly released Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 anthology.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Tell-Me-ED-Walker.aspx

Oct. 4th, 2018

Today, Elizabeth tells me what inspired her vampire comedy real estate novella, IMMORTAL HOUSE. It involves the history of Seattle and its real estate market.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Tell-Me-Elizabeth-Guizzetti.aspx

Sep. 11th, 2018

Blog: Bubble & Squeek for 11 Sep 2018. Article, interview, publication, and reviews. Plus bonus clowder picture just because!
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Bubble-Squeek-for-11-Sep-2018.aspx
The Jennifer Award for Aug 2018 is NIGHT AND SILENCE by Seanan McGuire. This is a very satisfying book. A true gem in the October Daye series.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/The-Jennifer-Award-for-August-2018.aspx
Blog: Home Improvement Never Ends. Mostly lauding the Husband for his fabulous work. Lots of pictures. Placing a patio is hard work.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Home-Improvement-Never-Ends.aspx

Aug. 9th, 2018

Blog: Gen Con Awesomeness. The incomplete summation of the "best 4 days in gaming."
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Gen-Con-Awesomeness.aspx
Blog: Life Update including writing, conventions, household stuff, and kitties.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Life-Update.aspx

Jul. 2nd, 2018

The Jennifer Award for June 2018 goes to "Daddy's Girl" by Jennifer R. Donohue. Congrats!
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/The-Jennifer-Award-for-June-2018.aspx

Jun. 5th, 2018

Blog: Science Space Summer Camp for Writers and Other Artists. Launch Pad is awesome!
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Science-Space-Summer-Camp-for-Writers-and-Other-Artists.aspx

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May. 3rd, 2018

Bubble & Squeek: Articles, Interviews, and Reviews! Mostly about TO FIGHT THE BLACK WIND and THE NELLUS ACADEMY INCIDENT.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Bubble-Squeek-for-3-May-2018.aspx
Her malady—nightmares that left her bloody—seemed, at first, to be a common self-harm complex. Then I looked at the wounds. The mind is powerful, but I have never seen the mind create wounds like these. Little did I know her wounds were just the first of many mysteries I would face while caring for Josephine.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/To-Fight-the-Black-Wind-has-been-released.aspx

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Apr. 2nd, 2018

The Jennifer Award for March 2018 is the Alastair Stone Chronicles by R.L. King!
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/The-Jennifer-Award-for-March-2018.aspx

Mar. 26th, 2018

Bubble & Squeek - Blogs and interviews and my Norwescon schedule! Come see me.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Bubble-Squeek-for-26-Mar-2018.aspx
Blog: More Hugo Recommendations. Since I survived my tax appointment, I wanted to share the love! http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/More-Hugo-Recommendations.aspx
Blog. A bit more about TO FIGHT THE BLACK WIND. Shout out to Johanna.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/To-Fight-the-Black-Wind.aspx

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Feb. 7th, 2018

Bubble & Squeek for today... Articles, awards, reviews, and pre-orders!
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Bubble-Squeek-for-7-Feb-2018.aspx
Blog: The Jennifer Award - Jan 2018. The inaugural winner of this monthly award.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/The-Jennifer-Award-Jan-2018.aspx
Awards Eligibility Post for 2017 Work. I've highlighted what I'm most proud of for your consideration.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Awards-Eligibility-Post-for-2017-Work.aspx
Blog: 2017 Publishing Recap. What did I accomplish in 2017? Enough for me to still feel good about my chosen career.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/2017-Publishing-Recap.aspx
Blog: The Car Games We Play. The Husband and I take a lot of road trips. This is how we amuse ourselves.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/The-Car-Games-We-Play.aspx
Blog: Five Minute Stories Podcast Wrap-Up - Some thoughts and my favorite episodes.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Five-Minute-Stories-Podcast-Wrap-Up.aspx
Where will I be in November and December? I'm going to be out and about a lot. Come see me!
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Where-is-Jennifer-in-November-and-December.aspx

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Blog: The talented Jean Rabe challenged me to the black and white seven day photo challenge. Here's the results altogether. http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Black-and-White-Photo-Challenge.aspx

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Blog: Bubble & Squeek for today. Reviews, kickstarters, interviews, and a story worth sharing.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Bubble-Squeek-for-17-Nov-2017.aspx

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Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous Schedule. Hope to see you there! http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Great-Falls-Gaming-Rendezvous-Schedule.aspx

Five Minute Stories Podcast is live!

Without fail, every single podcast and radio interviewer has complimented me on my voice. When you hear something enough times, you begin to believe it… and to believe you have the raw talent to create your own podcast. Skill will come with experience. I decided to see if I liked podcasting—and see if the Husband liked doing the post production work. Our test is Five Minute Stories.

First came the research. How do you create a podcast? Where do you host it? How do all the bits and pieces work together. Once I started getting a good idea of how that all worked; even got the recording equipment, I talked with an experienced Podcaster, Alasdair Stuart, owner and operator of Escape Artists. He told me the biggest problem he said with new podcasters was a lack of content. Thus, my first podcast is based on something I do well: flash fiction. This program is going to run for 13 weeks, from today until 14 December. Content isn’t a problem.

Next came the recording. I understand why people record in sound booths. I recorded in my office. It is small, the walls are covered with things, it was quiet. (Hah. Experienced podcasters laugh at this last bit.) Things I discovered about recording in my office:


  • Yes, you can hear the hum of my computer. (Fixed in post.)

  • Yes, the fan and AC have to be off. (During 90 degree weather.)

  • Is that me breathing, my tummy rumbling, or burping? Yep. (Fixed in post.)

  • Wait, is that my cat, Pharaoh snoring throughout my recording? Yes. (Record.)

  • Why is there only silence? Crap, my mic wasn’t on. (Note: always check the mic light.)

  • Weekends are the worst. Someone is always mowing their lawn. (Fixed in post.)

  • Cats meow for attention at the worst times.

  • Cold liquid is bad for the recording voice.

There’s more but I don’t remember it off the top of my head. If I do this again, I’m going to do a make shift sound studio in the cat room. Or… now that I think of it, maybe the sauna with it turned off. Hmmm. That’s an idea!

Finally came the practical side. Mostly post production. How would that all work. Fortunately, that’s what the Husband is in charge of. After he did the post production work on the first couple, he knew he liked it. I think he makes me sound fabulous.

The end result is that we both liked the experience of me recording the podcast series and the Husband doing to the post production. It’s a project that we can work on together. If Five Minute Stories receives accolades, we both will receive them because this is our project. I suspect there will be another podcast in our future. This next one will be a serialized story. I’ve been inspired by Limetown Stories, Gone, The Black Tapes, and Alice Isn’t Dead. I just need to find time to write it.

Five Minute Stories
A little bit of story to last you all day...

This podcast show is a reading of selected stories from Five Minute Stories, Volumes 1 - 5, written and read by Jennifer Brozek. Some of the stories are old favorites, some are brand new, all were inspired by real life events that have been twisted into something dark and supernatural. There will be 26 episodes of this program, released twice a week starting September 19th. Each story will average about five minutes, some a bit longer, some a touch shorter, and every single one of them will be a little bit of story to last you all day.

I hope you enjoy listening to this podcast as much as we did recording it.

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Blog - Tell Me

Today's "Tell Me" by Ken Spencer is all about his career after he took my advice. This is one of those "You can do it!" stories. http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Tell-Me-Ken-Spencer.aspx

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Blog: “I don’t read female protagonists.” A thing that happens to me at conventions.
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/e2809cI-done28099t-read-female-protagonistse2809d.aspx

Blog: Bubble and Squeek

New Bubble and Squeek: Articles, interviews, releases, and conventions, oh my! Hope to see you at Gen Con. http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Bubble-Squeek-for-14-Aug-2017.aspx

Blog - Tell Me

New "Tell Me" from Ivan Ewert. What horrifies the horror author?
http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Tell-Me-Ivan-Ewert.aspx

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