6. March 2013 12:59
"Lighthearted, informative, and engaging, Jennifer Brozek's Industry Talk: An Insider's Look at Writing RPGs and Editing Anthologies focuses on RPG freelancing and anthology editing, but has much to offer any beginning author or editor seeking an understanding of the publishing business. And while this slim volume may not answer every question a seasoned industry veteran might come up with, Brozek's glimpse behind the curtain and sharing of her freelance and editorial processes is greatly appreciated. Industry Talk is the book of secret wisdom I wish I'd had access to before publishing The Book of Cthulhu." -Ross E. Lockhart
26. January 2013 17:36
Short and sweet reviews for our Apocalypse Ink Production books on Amazon:
Industry Talk - five stars
"This book contains a number of essays about two specific fields: Role-Playing Game Freelance Writing and Editing Anthologies. It was though the author had been looking over my shoulder and decided to help me out by giving advice for all of my pending projects. If you are interested in either topic, I highly recommend this book." -Jason Andrew
Famished: The Farm - five stars
"I don't normally read the horror genre, but this book kept me riveted to the very end! Highly recommend to anyone who loves to be scared and horrified!!" -Kelly S. Madsen
Caller Unknown - five stars
"I was surprised at how well this was written. It was complete in and of itself while fitting into a series (or so it is advertised -- I plan to find out by reading the series). You can read more than enough about the plot or the setting. I just wanted to confirm it is carried off well without gratuitous sex or other miscellaneous material. Two thumbs up." -S. Marsh
17. December 2012 15:28
Cat Rambo gave Jennifer Brozek's Caller Unknown a lovely blurb today. Remember, you can buy the book from AIP and get the hard copy book signed.
"Brozek gives us the world the way it should be - full of hidden pockets of magic, ancient evils, and supernatural creatures - along with a heroine fully capable of dealing with all of the above."
- Cat Rambo, author of Near + Far and A Seed Upon the Wind
19. November 2012 21:50
"This collection isn't really a collection. It's a novel told through a series of short stories; very much like a mosaic work. In general, it's a very effective way to tell Karen's story. Each chapter is punchy, fast-paced and action packed. Sometimes, though, I wanted to know more about what was happening - the stories that occurred between each chapter. Fortunately, the collection had a bonus story at the end, which helped sastify some of the questions I had developed."
- Amanda Pillar, editor of Bloodstones
"While there's a lot of worldbuilding and some really interesting twists on classic genre themes, it feels like there's even more going on. It feels like there's a world beyond the page."
- Steven Saus, author, editor, publisher
3. October 2012 14:24
"Ivan Ewert's FAMISHED: THE FARM blends horror and Americana like a Texas cook blends spices. And just you wait 'till he starts the fire." - Kenneth Hite, TOUR DE LOVECRAFT
"Ivan Ewert's FAMISHED: THE FARM is some fun, old-school horror. Ancient gods, cannibalism, and more than a little madness. Ivan Ewert is a seriously twisted writer." - Stephen Blackmoore, DEAD THINGS
27. May 2012 18:22
This review of Industry Talk comes from the "Shroud of the Ancients" Avocations website with an over all rating of 9/10:
"This book was a pleasure to read. Jennifer's relaxed, conversational style is comforting and encouraging without the Pollyanna sugar coating. Whether she is discussing the perils of contract negotiation or the necessity of persistence, she provides a "no-nonsense" approach to the information at hand. Thank goodness! I can't tell you how many "informative" books I have read where the author spent three hundred pages dancing around the subject matter, when he could have given me the skinny in ninety."