Jeffrey Getzin

Biography

Jeffrey Getzin graduated from Clark University where he won the Loring Holmes and Ruth Dodd Drama Contest for an original one-act play. He has a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Jeffrey is a former employee at Google and now develops software for Millennium Systems International in New Jersey, where he lives with his long-time girlfriend Kate and a seemingly infinite number of cats.

Jeffrey is a lifelong practitioner of various martial arts, and currently holds a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu under Renzo Gracie black belt Jamie Cruz and has trained in Muay Thai under legendary fighter Kaensak Sor Ploenjit. He currently trains under Andy and Mike Main at Pure Mixed Martial Arts. He has competed in table tennis at the national level. Jeffrey is an avid film and home theater buff. Also, his mother says he is very handsome.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is when I make a connection with a reader. It often happens in unexpected ways.

For instance, one woman wrote me to tell me that her husband was a soldier with PTSD, and that "Prince of Bryanae" really resonated with the two of them. That really made my day, week, ... year. Another reader told me that Willow's brutal past reminded her of her own terrible experiences and that she found the book moving.

Then there are the ladies out there who tell me they've fallen in love with D'Arbignal! Can you think of a greater compliment?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of my life at work at Google, writing software. Then there's the home life with my girlfriend Kate and my 32,352 cats. Any remaining free time is spent training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Muay Thai.
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Books

King of Bryanae
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Series: Bryanae, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,500. Language: American English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The King of Bryanae has been missing for years. Captain Willow, elven head of the King’s Guard blames herself for his disappearance. Then the Chancellor informs her that the King has been spotted near Cerendahl and Venucha. Accompanied by the hapless Private Marcus, she departs on a secret mission to find the King and return him safely back to his kingdom. How hard could that be?
A Lesson for the Cyclops
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Series: Bryanae, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 23,260. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Maria leads a lonely existence of silent misery. Horribly disfigured, she earns a meager living as a sideshow freak. Her very existence is one of mockery, contempt, and ridicule. She has no hope, no dreams. No future. But when a dashing swordsman stumbles onto the circus grounds, wounded and feverish, Maria is able to imagine a life beyond the confines of her dreary world.
Prince of Bryanae
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Series: Bryanae, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,750. Language: American English. Published: September 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
After over a century of service, the elven soldier Willow has buried her past so deeply that even she has forgotten it. But it hasn't forgotten her. Now old enemies have found her and have kidnapped the Prince of Bryanae before her very eyes! Considered by most of Bryanae to be a coward, Willow must confront her fears and plunge headlong into the heart of the enemy empire to rescue the Prince.
Shara and the Haunted Village
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Series: Bryanae, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 30,230. Language: American English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
An ancient mystery, a legendary wizard, ghosts, magic … and Shara, an impoverished seamstress. Shara is starving and can’t find work anywhere. However, a sociopathic giant and a charming rogue might just be her escape from her hand-to-mouth lifestyle. All she has to do is guide them to the haunted village she had stumbled upon when she was a child. But can she trust them?

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