Karen Eisenbrey

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Karen Eisenbrey lives in Seattle, WA, where she leads a quiet, orderly life and invents stories to make up for it. Although she intended to be a writer from an early age, until her mid-30s she had nothing to say. A little bit of free time and a vivid dream about a wizard changed all that. Karen writes fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as short fiction in a variety of genres and the occasional poem if it insists. She also sings in a church choir, plays drums in a garage band, and was surprised to find herself writing songs for her debut YA novel The Gospel According to St. Rage (Pankhearst, 2016), a finalist for the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. A YA wizard fantasy, Daughter of Magic, was released by Not a Pipe Publishing in ...more

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Karen Eisenbrey I've been writing a weekly blog about band names since 2010, so I see band names everywhere! Driving one night (to my writing group) I passed a…moreI've been writing a weekly blog about band names since 2010, so I see band names everywhere! Driving one night (to my writing group) I passed a mini-storage business whose lighted sign had the "o" burned out. It read ST RAGE, and I thought, "That's a good name for a band!" I had just finished a story whose main character is planning to start a band, so I decided to give it to her. That idea turned into the Pankhearst Single "St. Rage," which I am now turning into a novel.(less)
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Daughter of Magic

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Square Pig in a Round Hole-February 22, 2020

[image error]Naming a band is an act of concentrated creative expression. Square Pig in a Round Hole exists to reward five favorite band names each week. Winners are (usually) listed alphabetically.
Selection is wholly unscientific and subject to whim, with a bias toward wordplay, humor, and local flavor. In most cases, I won’t know anything about the bands at the time of selection. Thanks to th... Read more of this blog post »
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This clean (but not bloodless) fantasy is a prequel to The United and should appeal to fans of that book, as it covers centuries in the lives of Arctyrus and Amyrith Hunter, mostly absent from but influential in The United. For newcomers to the ...more
"February is National Haiku Writing Month (nahaiwrimo.com) in which prompter Kathabela Wilson can inspire and challenge you to write one haiku per day. It’s already Feburary—the shortest month—so join in now at www.nahaiwrimo.com. On the website, b..." Read more of this blog post »
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Full disclosure: I was excited enough about this project to submit a story. It's an honor to be included in a collection of such excellent and bracing work.

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Double Double Time & Trouble by Angelika Rust
"Jumping off not long after the first book ends, Double Double Time and Trouble does an amazing job of leaping right into the action, while giving little bits and pieces to help the reader remember what happened in the first book. No longer do we h..." Read more of this review »
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I have been looking forward to this sequel from the moment I finished book 1, my anticipation heightened when I learned the title, borrowed from a beloved ‘80s save-the-rec-center dance movie. Like SuperGuy before it, SuperGuy 2: Electric Boogaloo is ...more
The Gospel According to St Rage by Karen Eisenbrey
"Smart dialog, realistic settings and a protagonist who thinks she’s invisible until she finds a magic hat. I can’t imagine a YA reader who wouldn’t find Karen Eisenbrey ‘s The Gospel According to St. Rage both amusing and entertaining. But stop. I..." Read more of this review »
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Barbara and the Rage Brigade by Karen Eisenbrey
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This is the punk rock/superhero mashup you didn't know you needed! I wrote it so yeah, I'm biased. It's about the power of music, friendship, and ridiculous abilities to save the day.
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This first book in the Destiny Defined series has the trappings of epic fantasy but starts small in more ways than one. Dwarves Tribba and Larss Hegi serve as greeters for their town: they keep a small inn meant to offer hospitality to travelers ...more
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