About Jessica Brawner
Jessica Brawner sprouted in the wilds of South Texas and plotted ways to spend her life traveling the world. She has been remarkably successful at that endeavor, and is now based in the Los Angeles area. In 2001 she discovered the wonders of Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions and has spent the years since working as a booth babe, volunteering for bands and vendors at conventions all over the country. She has taken those experiences and written a book: Charisma +1: The Guide to Convention Etiquette for Gamers, Geeks, and the Socially Awkward Published in 2014 by WordFire Press, followed by The Official Dragon Con Survival Guide also by WordFire Press, 2015.
In addition to her convention activities, Ms. Brawner is on the Executive Board of the non-profit Stories for Students, works as a public speaker and workshop presenter on a variety of topics, has developed and taught self-defense classes, worked as an event planner, an entertainment agent, a computer teacher, and a personal assistant. In addition to her writing, and public speaking she runs Story of the Month Club – excellent stories to your inbox (www.storyofthemonthclub.com) Please check it out!
Other non-fiction publications include: Booking the Library: A Guide for Entertainers, Musicians, Speakers & Authors.
Ms. Brawner’s fiction has appeared in Steampunk Trails II (2014), the anthology, Steampunk The Otherworlds released by Villainous Press in 2015, and Madness, Machines and Magic, the 2014 Story of the Month Club anthology.
She is currently working on a steampunk novel, and a variety of non-fiction how-to books.
When recently asked “When do you sleep?” her response was, “I get a full 8 hours, on days that don’t end in ‘y’.”
You can find her online on Twitter (@JABrawner) on Facebook facebook.com/jabrawner or on the web at www.jessicabrawner.com