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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!


Lisa Brunette's 'The Dreamslippers Series' Featured in 'Read an Ebook Week'

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While our studio focus is designing and writing for games, we have made noted forays into traditional book publishing. This includes Anthony Valterra's publication of a roleplaying guide governing the romantic lives of characters from the bestselling fantasy RPG (The Book of Erotic Fantasy) and our founder Lisa Brunette's mystery series, The Dreamslippers. While the former is now sadly out of print, the latter is alive and well, and it's the subject of a big sale on ebooks. During 'Read an Ebook Week' from March 6-12, you can download copies at deep discounts from Smashwords.

A global ebook distributor, Smashwords offers book lovers an opportunity to discover thousands of independently published ebooks. Over 140,000 authors around the world collectively publish and distribute more than 500,000 ebooks through Smashwords.

This week only, you can get copies of all 3 books in the Dreamslippers Series - plus the boxed set with bonus content - for the sale prices shown below.

Book #1 - Cat in the Flock - 75% Off!

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Cat McCormick comes of age both as a Dreamslipper and a private investigator in this debut. Following a mother and daughter on the run, she goes undercover in a fundamentalist church.

"Gripping, sexy, and profound..." - Jon Talton, author of the David Mapstone Mysteries

Book #2 - Framed and Burning - 25% Off!

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It was supposed to be a much-needed vacation in Miami, meant to snap Cat out of a persistent depression. But when her great uncle’s studio goes up in flames, killing his assistant, Cat must find out who’s really to blame.

"A brilliant, suspenseful whodunit..." - Qiu Xiaolong, Author of Shanghai Redemption, named one of the Wall Street Journal's Best Books of 2015

Book #3 - Bound to the Truth - 25% Off!

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What happens when your client thinks she knows who the killer is, but you don’t believe her? Cat and Granny Grace don't believe Nina Howell fell under the spell of a domineering, conservative talk show host... until he starts to look guilty.  The case brings powerful new developments in Cat’s dreamslipping skill as she works to find the truth.

"A great mystery with lots of action." - JBronder Book Reviews

The Boxed Set + Bonus Story - 50% Off!

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Get all three books in this boxed set, plus a bonus novella prequel - Work of Light, Granny Grace's origin story - only available in the boxed set.

You don't need a special coupon code to get the discount; it will be given automatically at checkout. The books are available in multiple ebook formats, too - one purchase, and you gain access to all of them.

While you're getting your dream on, check out some of the other great buys in the Smashwords catalog, and happy e-reading!


Brunette Games at GDC 2022!

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We're pleased to announce that Jenna Hume and Dexter Woltman will represent Brunette Games at the Game Development Conference this year.

Jenna celebrated her first anniversary last month with a promotion to Writer|Designer II. She's worked on six released titles already in her year on the job, with many more unannounced projects still in development. A great fit for the crazy mashup of creativity and technical prowess that game writing requires, Jenna came to us with an MFA in writing already in hand and a zillion hours logged on Pokémon Go. She even met her husband playing that game!

Dexter is employee No. 3 here at Brunette Games, and he's been with the company since 2018. He leads our writing and design work on two Family Guy titles and has worked on 17 other released games, with many more still in development. He's developing special expertise in two main areas: humor writing for games and story/gameplay integration. He's written articles on industry topics for IronSource's LevelUp in addition to this blog, and he's presented at Geekle and at public events sponsored by the St. Louis Game Development Co-Op.

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Jenna Hume and Dexter Woltman.

Their conference focus is participation in the Game Narrative Summit, with a day set aside for meetings as well. We encourage you to reach out to us via the contact page to schedule some time to talk with our team during the conference. We wish all GDC attendees a fruitful, safe, and engaging conference this year!