Brooke Shaffer

Author, Gamer, and Cat-Collector Extraordinaire

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Fun Stuff and the Big Announcement

For a while I've been promising a big announcement in relation to Wolf Pack, but I didn't want to reveal it until the book had actually come out.

And the big announcement?

Wolf Pack is getting a video game!  Yay!...?

All information can be found on BitChute.  But here is a rundown of the …

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World Building: Environment, World and Space

Welcome back to the series on World Building. Now that we’re out of the Social Life segment, we’re going to talk about the environment, world and space.

Now, it’s tempting, when writing science fiction and fantasy, to throw in five moons of all different colors, add in a few psychedelic plant…

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Comparing Stories: The Mule vs. Honest Thief

Adam and I went on a Redbox spree a few weeks ago, and during this spree we ended up watching a couple of movies that were very similar (yes, yes, most of them are pretty copy-catish, but these were remarkably similar).  These were The Mule and Honest Thief.

Spoilers ahead.  You have been war…

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State of the Production Address

Because let's face it, you'd rather listen to me (or most anyone else) than any politician right now.

Let's start with the audiobooks.

Free Time is now an audiobook, will be on sale starting March 1.  Yay!  Accordingly, all of the 10 Facts have been caught up.  Sorry, I didn't realize I had fo…

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10 Facts About Free Time

In honor of Free Time being released as an audiobook, here are ten facts about the story, and the story behind the story.

  • Laura was a character that magically appeared out of thin air.  I hadn't planned on her being there, and then suddenly she was.  I didn't backtrack because I was just as…

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10 Facts About Stopwatch

In honor of Stopwatch being released as an audiobook, here are some interesting facts about the book, audiobook, and story itself.

  • Jenna is based off of someone I went to high school with, who was more acquaintance than friend.  She was as much of a bitch in real life as in the book.
  • The …

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World Building: Social Life 3

Welcome to the last installment on Social Life in the World Building series. Previously, we have covered childhood through adulthood. Today we’re going to cover old age and retirement.

When is someone in your society considered old? Is there a physical age that must be reached, or a mental stat…

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10 Facts About Windup

With the release of Windup as an audiobook, I decided it would be cool to showcase some interesting trivia about it, be it story or production.

  1. Windup was released the same year as Tick Tock, primarily because I really wanted to kickstart the series and get it going, and so I could release O…

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10 Facts About Tick Tock

With the release of Tick Tock as an audiobook, I thought it would be fun and exciting to let you in on a few interesting tidbits, facts, and secrets about the book, from the story itself to some of the production behind it.

  1. Tommen's petition was not in the original plans.  He and Sifura were…

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World Building: Social Life 2

Welcome back to the series on World Building. Today is part two of Social Life. In part one, we covered childhood, how your people, be they human or alien, come into existence, how they learn and interact with their society, and how they become adults.

Today we’re going to talk about adulthood, t…

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