Brennan Harvey

Biography

Brennan Harvey is an award-winning author, capturing first place in the International Writers of the Future Contest for the first quarter, 2010. His novelette, "The Truth, From a Lie of Convenience," is available as an e-book from major retailers.

In high school, Brennan won a certificate for "Composing an exceptional article for the CDC bulletin." He promptly forgot about this, until he found the award in 2002. He first realized he had a talent for writing in college, when his teacher asked for permission to publish one of his short stories in the school paper. The deadline had passed, unfortunately, and the story was not accepted.

During his work life, one of his bosses stated that he documented projects and communicated in writing better than any of his peers. It was after this that he started writing on a "hobby" basis. As he got more serious, he took creative writing classes. He finished 1/3 of his first novel "Cradle of Life," before learning that few first-time novelists ever get published. So, he shelved the novel, and started writing short stories.

His first short story, "In the Service of Others," was a finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. "This isn't as hard as I thought," he reasoned. Little did he know it would be years until he achieved any similar success.

Brennan's first published short story, "Willow's Bend" was a initally a class paper for a creative writing class. The story was published in Teacakes and Afternoon Tales: New Stories from Mississippi.

Brennan has served as the Meeting Coordinator for the Southern California Writers Association, Membership Chairperson for S.F. Novelist, and is the Organizer of the Long Beach Writers Meetup group. He has attended the La Jolla Writers Conference and Literary Orange since 2007 and attended Uncle Orson's Writing Class in 2008. He attended his first Nebula Awards Ceremony (as an observer) in 2009. He attended his first Worldcon at Chicago in 2012.

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Books

Bravo Tunnel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,360. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016 by Ten Thirty-one Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When four high-school students get illegal technology upgrades that feed data straight into their brains, they start dying one by one. The only clue is a holy shrine called Stonehenge.
Just Another Night at the Quarterly Meeting of Terrifying Giant Monsters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: American English. Published: September 2, 2015 by Ten Thirty-one Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Dysfunctional meetings are the norm when big egos sit on the board of a organization. Especially when the board members are terrifying giant monsters.
In the Service of Aliens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Ten Thirty-one Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Norma Hollister escaped her father's controlling influence and resettled on an alien planet six years ago. Prior to an important ceremony the Leefans chose her for, her father reappears in her life, trying to control her again. She must decide if she should follow her father's demands or defy him and follow the path set out by her new friends.
The Truth, From a Lie of Convenience
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,880. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014 by Ten Thirty-one Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Marianne Summers was a Pulitzer Prize winning investigator who has aged and slipped from public favor. After accepting a gig in Luna City, The Moon, she uncovers a story so big, it could reinvigorate her career. Marianne struggles to uncover the truth that Luna City officials have killed to keep secret.

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