Brooke Burgess


They say I’m an award-winning writer, producer, and 'transmedia' dude cursing at my laptop on some forgotten shore with decent wifi. I earned a pair of big-boy pants in the videogame industry before moving on to create acclaimed animation, graphic novel, and web projects.

Nowadays, I split my mojo between collaborations on hush-hush interactive stuff and developing my own original IP. It has also been rumoured that I have an abiding love for scary stories, comic books, adventure travel, frozen yogurt...

And (it should go without saying) cats.

Smashwords Interview

How did you become a writer?
I just kinda stumbled into it by following the path of least resistance. I used to get in trouble in school for daydreaming, scribbling poetry, and writing short stories. That graduated into crafting tabletop role-playing campaigns and videogame concepts. My grades in English and Creative Writing remained strong throughout university, and as a part-time actor (yes…I dabbled) I began to write scripts for self-produced Fringe Festival plays.

With a few awards under my belt and an offer to write and produce big titles for an AAA videogame company, I guess that’s when it started to feel like being a ‘writer’ was a real thing.
What work are you most proud of?
I hate to choose between my ‘children’, as even some of the shortest pieces inspired some pride, and seemed to make a memorable impact. But I would have to say that the 3 years spent writing and producing the world’s first ‘Motion Comic Epic’ – BROKEN SAINTS ( -- garnered the most acclaim/awards, and reached a worldwide audience on the web that was hungry for smart, scary, and (dare I say it) spiritual storytelling.
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Where to find Brooke Burgess online

Where to buy in print


Shadowland Origins
A little background on me, my award-winning mystery/horror debut for brave young readers, and a successful crowd-funding campaign to complete the 5-book series.


The Shadowland Saga
A 5-volume mystery / fantasy / horror series for brave young readers and cat lovers of ALL ages. Created by award-winning writer BROOKE BURGESS (Broken Saints, Becoming, OZ: Broken Kingdom). ‘Narnia character types and a Stephen King plot make (for) sophisticated, scary, supernatural thrills.’ — VOYA Magazine 2015 TOP SHELF Honoree — ‘Exciting, dark and packed full of mystery. A Red Ribbon winner and highly recommended.’ — The 2015 Wishing Shelf Book Awards — ‘A well-written and character-filled journey…reminiscent of Diana Wynne Jones.' — The BookLife Prize for Fiction —


The Cat's Maw (The Shadowland Saga: Vol 1)
Series: The Shadowland Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,340. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A Boy. A Cat. A Nightmare in Two Worlds! Experience what VOYA Magazine called 'A Modern Narnia Meets Stephen King' — THE CAT'S MAW — an award-winning Mystery/Fantasy/Horror for brave young readers and cat lovers of ALL ages! Follow Billy Brahm on a chilling quest to uncover the secrets...of the Shadowland.

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