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Lisa Brunette
Wherever my iPhone thinks I am.
I write, therefore I play.
Interests: Mystery, Writing, Novels, Games, Books, Yoga, Nia, Pilates, Spirituality, Healing, Nature, Farms, Lifestyle, Poetry
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As a (no longer closeted as of right now) HGTV addict, I said "yes" immediately when a producer with Firecraft Studios approached me about working with him on this game. It was a great opportunity to craft a robust narrative for the Match-3 genre. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Today we released the 'game novel' I wrote and designed with Daily Magic, and the game is now featured on the App Store! Here we are in the top 5 under 'New Games We Love' ~ Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Through a text message, fate connects you with a total stranger. Now you are Morgan’s only hope to survive. Will you serve as a lifeline, or return to your own life and let a stranger’s fate go unknown? Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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I'm excited to announce I'll be speaking at Casual Connect Seattle at the end of this month as part of the 21st Century Leadership & Power in Diversity Symposium, which kicks off the conference on July 31. The symposium was organized by Women in Games and Contagious Creativity in conjunction with the Casual Games Association's United in Diversity Initiative. It's a full day to explore topics in diversity, leadership, and professional growth in the video game and digital media industries. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Seattle, WA--June 26, 2017--IndieBRAG announced today that Bound to the Truth, the third book in Lisa Brunette's Dreamslippers Series, was chosen to receive the indieBRAG medallion. A mark of excellence in the self-publishing industry, the medallion is awarded only to 20 to 25 percent of books submitted for the award. Lisa Brunette has received a medallion for all three books in the Dreamslippers Series to date. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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It's hot today, with the thermometer already at 94 degrees and steadily climbing. So I'm inside, working on a cool announcement I'll be making this week, hopefully. In the meantime, here are some pics of my garden. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Lisa Brunette writes books and games. All three books in her bestselling Dreamslippers Series have won indieBRAG medallions, and the second book was also named a finalist for the Nancy Pearl Book Award and nominated for a RONE Award. Brunette’s game-writing credits include hundreds of titles, played by worldwide audiences... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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I begin most days by drawing a tarot card. It's part of my spiritual practice to think about the current challenge or lesson and draw a card that, when it's all working well, gives me insight. One day last week, I drew The Devil. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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My husband, stepson, and me. My stepson moved in with us full-time last fall and completed his senior year in a small-town. This big-city kid quickly got the lay of the land, though, making some great friends and getting to experience a different way of life. This is Trump country,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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I'm excited to announce Unknown Sender: The Woods, my debut interactive novel produced by Daily Magic, releasing this summer. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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On a recent trip to Seattle, I asked my husband to ask me a question, any question. This is a good way to keep things interesting in a long relationship, as you learn something new every time, even if you've been together for years and think you've heard each other's stories already. He asked, "Of all your journalistic articles, which one do you think is your best?" Funny thing, I didn't even have to think about it. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Different, yes, but also building on what we know how to do well: tell stories in games, integrating the narrative with the puzzle play for the enhancement of both, and ultimately, the player's highest enjoyment. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Nothing says "stay home and read a book" like nine months of near-continuous grey skies. So to ease you in this time of need, I've slashed the price on the Dreamslippers Series boxed set by 75%. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Even when you only provide binary choices -- which, so far, is all we've done -- those branches can quickly grow out of control as each one doubles, then doubles again, until from a single node you've created a mountain. I had to train myself to weave the elements back together, to keep things from ballooning out of control. When I took on the original assignment, I thought, "Oh, this will be just like writing a short story." But it's not; it's like writing thousands of very, very short stories, of a few sentences each. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Apparently seeing what women really look like is great as long as I’m not one of the women in the photos. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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March was a busy month, as I had two virtual book tours running at the same time--with participation from a whopping 21 blogs. Partners in Crime sponsored the first tour, and then blogger "CMash" added a side tour when she chose me for Author of the Month. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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This week on the blog I've interviewed Monika Younger. Monika designed the book covers for all three of the Dreamslippers Series novels and the poetry collection Broom of Anger. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Since publishing the first book in the Dreamslippers Series in 2014, I've heard from readers who are curious about Amazing Grace's back story. So with the release of the entire trilogy as a boxed set this February, I included a novella titled Work of Light. It answers these questions and more: How did Grace get her name? What happened when her daughter Mercy was born? And did Grace really go undercover inside a cult? Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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This time we included a giveaway, and 83 people signed up to win copies of all three novels in paperback, ebook, and audiobook, as well as the boxed set. Congrats to the winners! Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Personal appearances are one part of the author life I enjoy immensely, as I get to leave the writing cave and talk in person with readers and potential readers. I especially like university talks, as it's always refreshing to speak to students. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
Book blogger Cheryl Macciarelli chose me as Author of the Month for March, and as part of that, she conducted the below interview with me. I'm sharing it here on the blog so frequent visitors and subscribers don't miss it in the frenzy of posts this month, as we're also running a Partners in Crime Tour. I love good questions, and "CMash" didn't disappoint. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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A lot has been written about the current 'girl' book phenomenon (see here, here, and here for starters), but I thought it would be fun to imagine what those titles might be in a less sexist, less dangerous world for females. Here we go... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Today kicks off a month of features, interviews, and guest posts, not to mention giveaways and prizes, both as part of the Author of the Month feature and a Partners in Crime tour running concurrently. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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Debut author Martha Crites is a fellow finalist for the Nancy Pearl Book Award. She handles the tricky topic of mental illness with great care and intelligence in her mystery novel Grave Disturbance. Here she discusses how motive can shift and change over the course of the writing project. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author
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It's happened. The entire Dreamslippers Series is out in the world as one tome. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Lisa Brunette - Author