Jean lives in West Michigan. When not writing, she can be found playing in her garden, enjoying a glass of wine or lost in a good book. Her short fiction has appeared in Bards and Sages QuarterlyAcidic FictionTales of the TalismanThe First LineAllegoryIsotropic FictionLiquid ImaginationThe 3288 Review and Brewed Awakenings 2.

Follow her ongoing writing adventures at her blog, Discarded Darlings.

About A Broken Race:

The fortress is home to the last of civilized humanity. The few remaining women live in a vault far below the gardens, the men who protect, manage, and labor, and the walls that protect them all. A virus generations past and inbreeding since, has left average men severely outnumbered by Simples. Humanity, as it once was, is broken.

Outside those walls live the Wildmen, starving, poor, and desperate for the treasures of the fortress. Seeking women to once again fill their ranks with healthy children, and something other than rats to fill their stomachs, the Wildmen launch one last raid. One of their number makes it inside alive.

One-fifty-two is a Simple man. The raid fills his calm and orderly world with smoke and fear, the need for the comfort of his mother, and the promises of a Wildman captive. With his eyes open to the secrets behind the order his always known, One-fifty-two must find the courage to stop being a cog and take hold of the wheel, or the fortress may be the end of them all.

Order a print or e-book copy of A Broken Race, or order a print copy of The 3288 Review, Vol. 1, Issue 2, where Jean’s short story Kick the Cat appears. She’s also penned two stories — “Giving Chase” and “Mother” — in Brewed Awakenings 2.

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