Game with Authors! – Raven Oak

Game with Authors!

So what is Game with Authors??

Something I’m pretty excited about! On Saturday, July 29th, folks local to the Seattle area will be able to come out to the always awesome Zulu’s Board Game Cafe in Bothell, WA and game with local SF/F/H authors! Details below!

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WHO: Local authors Raven Oak (Me!), Jesikah Sundin, Jeffrey Cook, Jennifer Brozek, and Sechin Tower
WHAT: Gaming with authors! Get the scoop on their latest and newest works while playing their favorite board games, enter to win prizes, and purchase books and games while you’re there!
WHEN: Saturday, July 29th, from 5 PM – 11:30 PM
WHY: Because why not!
GAMES WE’RE PLAYING: Dixit, Dominion, Sentinals of the Multiverse, Exploding Kittens, Guillotine, Citadels, Pandemic, Dungeon Roll, Forbidden Island, Mad Scientist University, Yggdrasil, and Tokaido.
PRIZES: We’ll also be giving away a few books and at least two of the games we’re playing.




Jennifer Brozek

Photo by Mrinabh Dutta.

Jennifer Brozek is a multi-talented author, editor, and tie-in writer who has been nominated and won professional awards. She is the author of the Never Let Me Sleep, and The Last Days of Salton Academy, both of which were nominated for Bram Stoker Awards. Her Battletechtie-in novel, The Nellus Academy Incident, won a Scribe Award. Her editing work has netted her an Australian Shadows Award for Grants Pass. Jennifer’s short for work has appeared in Apex Publications, and in anthologies set in the worlds of ValdemarShadowrunV-Wars, and Predator. Jennifer is also the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions, and was the managing editor of Evil Girlfriend Media and assistant editor for Apex Book Company.

Jennifer has been a freelance author, editor, tie-in writer for over ten years after leaving her high paying tech job, and she’s never been happier. She keeps a tight schedule on her writing and editing projects and somehow manages to find time to volunteer for several professional writing organizations such as SFWA, HWA, and IAMTW. She shares her husband, Jeff, with several cats and often uses him as a sounding board for her story ideas. Visit Jennifer’s worlds at



Jeffrey CookJeffrey Cook was born in Boulder, CO, and then proceeded to move all over the U.S. and Canada, before finally settling down for good in Maple Valley, WA. Despite sharing a home town now, he doesn’t know Richard Sherman. He does, however, have a full house, living with his wife of 15 years, one housemate who frequently asks him how the latest book is coming, and 3 large dogs. All three dogs are rescues from PAWS – an organization he has backed for some time, and is currently heading up an anthology series (Shakespeare Goes Punk) to help support.

He’s had poetry and short stories published in small publications, worked as a sports writer for the Bellingham Herald while attending college at Western Washington University, and contributed to role-playing game books by Deep7 Press out of Seattle, WA. The Dawn of Steam books were his first novels, originally written as his first project for National Novel Writing Month. He continues to use Nanowrimo as an excuse to help push him to write new content amidst the editing, anthology-organizing and marketing work.


Jesikah Sundin

Photo by Alexa Rae Photography

Jesikah Sundin is a sci-fi/fantasy writer mom of three nerdlets and devoted wife to a gamer geek.

In addition to her family, she shares her home in Monroe, Washington with a red-footed tortoise and a collection of seatbelt purses.

She is addicted to coffee, laughing, and Dr. Martens shoes … Oh! And the forest is her happy place.





Sechin TowerSechin Tower is a writer, game designer, and teacher. He lives in the Seattle, Washington area with his beautiful wife and noisy cat.

In his spare time, he prepares for the zombie apocalypse by running obstacle courses and playing way too many video games.






Raven Oak

Award-winning and bestselling speculative fiction author Raven Oak is best known for Amaskan’s Blood (2016 Ozma Fantasy Award Winner and Epic Awards Finalist)Class-M Exileand the collection Joy to the Worlds: Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays (Foreword Reviews 2016 Book of the Year Finalist). She also has several published short stories in anthologies such as Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology and Magic Unveiled. Raven spent most of her K-12 education doodling stories and 500 page monstrosities that are forever locked away in a filing cabinet.

When she’s not writing, she’s getting her game on with tabletop games, indulging in cartography, or staring at the ocean. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband, and their three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach.

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