Writing Awards & Nominations
Broken Trowel Award, GreenPrints Magazine, Fall 2023.
Finalist, Game of the Year for Wild Things: Animal Adventures, Jam City and Netflix, 2023 PocketGamer Awards.
Nominated, International Mobile Game Award, for Sender Unknown: The Woods, 2018.
Finalist, Nancy Pearl Book Award, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, 2016.
Nominated, RONE Award, InD’tale Magazine, April 2016.
indieBRAG Medallion Award, 2015, 2016, and 2017, for all three novels in the Dreamslippers Series.
William Stafford Award, Rosebud Magazine, 2006.
Tacoma Artists Initiative Program Grant, Tacoma Arts Commission, $3,000 awarded to support work on poetry and short story collections, 2005.
Semi-finalist, Tennessee Book Award, 2003.
Finalist, Faulkner-Wisdom Award, 2002.
James A. Michener Fellowship, University of Miami, full tuition scholarship, August 2000 through May 2002.
Associated Writing Programs Intro Journals Project Award, 2001.
University of Miami Fiction Prize, 2001.
A.J. Montesi Literary Essay Award, Saint Louis University, 1993.
Press for Brunette Gardens
“How to Homestead When You Don’t Have a Homestead.” Homesteading for Sovereignty Spaces Event on X.com, November 6, 2023.
about permaculture, biodynamics, the spiritual aspects of gardening, and cultural migration. August 2023.
“Narrative in mobile games: why the story matters.” Unity’s ironSource LevelUp Podcast, April 17, 2023. (Mentions this blog in the beginning.)
In the Shutterbee Bulletin, “Participant Spotlight: Lisa Brunette.” July 2022.
A video interview with Lisa: “Webster Students Research Bees and the Community through Shutterbee.” March 2021.
“Meet Lisa Brunette: Novelist, Blogger, and Game Storyteller.” Shoutout Miami, Feb 2021.
On the St. Louis Wild Ones Chapter blog, “New Member Lisa Brunette: Her Creative Telling of Our Shared Story.” Feb 2020.
“Conversations with the Inspiring Lisa Brunette.” Voyage MIA, June 2018.
“Cat in the Flock: An Interview with Lisa Brunette.” BlogTalk Radio, March 2017.
“Branch Campus Bingo.” KCTS Connects, Interview with Enrique Cerna, January 2009.
Full press coverage for Lisa Brunette’s game narrative studio, Brunette Games.
Press for Lisa Brunette’s Dreamslippers Series: