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Brunette Games Founder Featured in Roundup of St. Louis Women Entrepreneurs

 

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Brunette Games Founder Lisa Brunette was recently interviewed by the Mid County Chamber of Commerce as part of a roundup of women entrepreneurs and business owners. We’re proud to be members of the Chamber, and Lisa’s thrilled to be included in the roundup, which you can read in its entirety over at the Chamber Chatter newsletter.

But since there wasn’t space for Lisa’s full interview, we’ll include the rest here.

Q: If you could speak to a younger you, what advice would you give her? 

Ha, ha, I know this sounds impossible, but someday your talent as a writer will actually provide you with a decent income.

Q: If the state of your business was a season (winter, spring, summer, fall), which season would it be and why? 

The winter of our discontent! We experienced an unparalleled boom during the COVID lockdowns when everyone was stuck at home, looking for something to do. Unfortunately, decision-makers are comparing this year to that anomaly instead of looking at numbers from pre-COVID, which would give them a much more accurate yardstick. 

Q: Anything else you'd like to say? 

Brunette Games and Brunette Gardens are the third and fourth companies I've owned, so I guess that makes me a serial entrepreneur. Even when I've worked for other companies, I'm the person who builds a team or department from scratch or steps in to "fix" a troubled program! I used to think of this tendency as a burden, but now I see it's a blessing.




Get the 'Dreamslippers Series' 75% Off, Now through the End of July

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We've enrolled Lisa Brunette's bestselling Dreamslippers Series in the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale, and that means 75% off the ebook versions of all three novels, plus the boxed set + bonus novella.

Released between 2014-16, the Dreamslippers Series follows budding sleuth Cat McCormick and her family of dreamslipping psychics as they use their ability to solve mysteries and catch culprits. The series has received praise from Kirkus Reviews, Midwestern Book Review, and an army of book bloggers, not to mention top ratings from Amazon reviewers - 4.3 stars on 79 reviews for the first novel in the series alone.

Here's the trailer for the first book in the series, Cat in the Flock.

The sale ends on the 31st of July. Happy reading!


Hey, Students! Apply for a Professional Women's Alliance Scholarship NOW

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Brunette Games Founder Lisa Brunette is a member of the Professional Women's Alliance, a group of civic-minded entrepreneurs and corporate leaders who aspire to grow personally and professionally through relationships. As a woman-owned company with a majority female staff, Brunette Games receives camaraderie and support from affiliation with PWA. We also enjoy the opportunity to give a hand up to others by promoting the PWA Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship provides financial assistance to students either starting or transitioning their career paths. Awards range from USD 500-5,000, and recipients can use the funds on tuition, educational supplies, and/or fees for classes.

The deadline is fast approaching! It's April 15. You can print and scan the application, either sending it via snail mail or email (faster). ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. You do not have to be located in St. Louis to be eligible. Please spread the word, and best of luck to all applicants!