On Thursday, November 5, 2015, Brooke Johnson, who earned a B.F.A. in Creative Writing at Tech in 2010 and served as Editor of Tech's literary journal Nebo, returned to Tech. Ms. Johnson conducted an afternoon creative writing workshop with undergraduate creative writing majors and then read from her novel The Brass Giant in the evening.
The Brass Giant, narrates the story of seventeen-year-old Petra Wade, a self-taught clockwork engineer who wants nothing more than to become a certified member of the Guild. With handsome Emmerich Goss she secretly builds a giant automaton and then struggles to overcome a sinister conspiracy to misuse their creation.
The sequesl to The Brass Giant, which will continue the adventures of Petra and Emmerich, will be published by Harper Collins in 2016.
Harper Collins has also published Ms. Johnson's novella The Mechanical Theater as an e-book.
Ms. Johnson is working on a fantasy novel, Dark Lord in Training, chapters of which are available through her website http://www.brooke-johnson.com.