Publications

A chronological list of Lisa Brunette’s published books, games, articles, and other media.

Losing the Lucky Frog.” GreenPrints, January 2024.

If We Don’t Deliver, People Don’t Eat: How the Wilcox Family Kept Their Farm and Built a Company. Crone’s Nest Enterprises for Wilcox Farms LLC, November 2023.

A ‘Driving Force’ for Native Landscaping in St. Louis: Scott Woodbury.” Wild Ones St. Louis Blog, November 3, 2023.

A ‘Case’ for Native Plants: Ann Case Shares Her Passion with St. Louis Gardeners.” Wild Ones St. Louis Blog, October 27, 2023.

So Mulch to Learn.” Winner of the ‘Broken Trowel’ Award. GreenPrints, November 2023.

Kingdoms: Merge & Build. Cherrypick Games for Apple Arcade, 2023.

Restaurant Rescue. Ghost Studio, 2023.

Wild Things: Animal Adventures. Jam City and Netflix Games, 2023.

Vineyard Valley. Jam City and Netflix Games, 2023.

Puzzle Villa. ZiMAD, 2022.

Merge Mansion. Metacore, 2022.

City Escape Garden Blast Story, Sparkling Society, 2022.

Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game. Jam City, 2021.

Cooking Confidential. Archosaur Games, 2021.

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. Jam City, 2020.

Solitaire Story: Ava’s Manor. Uken Games and Mighty Kingdom, 2020.

Disney Frozen Adventures. Disney and Jam City, 2020.

Lily’s Garden. Tactile Entertainment, 2019.

Sweet Escapes. Redemption Games, 2019.

Bingo Bash: Dear Diary Room. Scopely, 2018.

Choices: Veil of Secrets. Pixelberry Studios, 2018.

Matchington Mansion. Magic Tavern, 2017.

Survivors: The Quest. G5 Entertainment, 2017.

Sender Unknown: The Woods. Nominated for an International Mobile Game Award. Daily Magic Productions, 2017.

See more game-writing work via the Brunette Games website.

Washington Ballet Theater Brings the Dance to Pe Ell.” The Chronicle of Lewis County, WA, December 2016.

Embody Movement Studio Challenges You to Roar Into the New Year.” The Chronicle of Lewis County, WA, December 2016.

Dreamslippers Series 3: Bound to the Truth. Sky Harbor Press, November 2016.

See all three books in the Dreamslippers Series on the books page.

“This Action Cannot Be Undone.” Argot Magazine, November 2016.

“‘The World Needs Your Novel’: Lewis County Writers Get to Work for National Novel Writing Month.” The Chronicle of Lewis County, WA, November 2016. 

Evolving Storytelling in Hidden-Object Games.” Society for the Preservation of Adventure Games, Issue 64, 2016.

My #FirstSevenJobs… and the Shitty Lessons Learned.” Tue/Night, August, 2016.

Embodying Good Health: Nia: Visionary Fitness Innovator Teaches Sold-Out Master Class in Centralia.” The Chronicle of Lewis County, WA, April 2016.

Matt Morrison, Keynote Speaker for the Construction and Energy Summit, on the Future of Clean Energy.” Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence in Clean Energy Blog, March 2016. 

From Shipyard to Heat Pumps: One Woman’s Path to Success in the Clean Energy Field.” Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence in Clean Energy Blog, February 2016.

Family Uses Inheritance to Open Leather, Glass Business in Downtown Chehalis.” The Chronicle of Lewis County, WA, December 2015. 

Dreamslippers Series 2: Framed and Burning. Sky Harbor Press, November 2015.

Meet Mom-and-Pop Cattle Ranchers Paul and Dalene Olson.” LewisTalk.com, Fall 2015.

Ewe and I Offers Unique Combination of Yarn and Cheese in Downtown Chehalis.” LewisTalk.com, Fall 2015.

Cherie Althauser Proves There’s Joy in Movement at Age 65.” LewisTalk.com, Fall 2015.

From 2010-2015, Lisa Brunette managed the narrative design team at Big Fish, responsible for 100+ story games per year, including the company’s flagship franchise series Mystery Trackers, Mystery Case Files, Christmas Stories, Grim Tales, Final Cut, and many more.

Broom of Anger. Sky Harbor Press, August 2015.

“What’s More Important Than ‘A Room of One’s Own’? This. Author Magazine,  February 2015.

Claiming Righteous Anger as the Backbone of the Healing Process.” Chris Michael’s Blog, July 2015.

Dreamslippers Series 1: Cat in the Flock. Sky Harbor Press, July 2014.

Spike Lee at UW: halting, random, and flat-out disappointing.” Crosscut.com, January 2011.

Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do. Cat Daddy Games and 2K Play, 2011.

New Carnival Games. Cat Daddy Games and 2K Play, 2010.

Best of 2009: Enough about Seattle. What do you think of Seattle?Crosscut.com, December 2009.

Russell: company of destiny.” Crosscut.com, September 2009.

Maria Semple takes Hollywood stereotypes and makes readers care about them.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 2009.

Seattle’s hunger for style.” Crosscut.com, January 2009.

Style Savvy. Nintendo, 2008.

The road less salted.” Crosscut.com, December 2008.

Please pass the (road) salt.” Crosscut.com, December 2008.

An Interview with Poet and Independent Bookseller J.W. Marshall.” Poets & Writers, June 2008.

A humble tribute to Cam DeVore.” Crosscut.com, November 2008.

Troubling new evidence leads local author to rewrite Titanic’s final chapter.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 2008.

A newcomer goes kayaking.” Crosscut.com, October 2008.

Kathleen Norris says the demon you’re fighting may really be age-old acedia.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 2008.

The Eyes Have It” and “American Pop Culture.” Snow Monkey, October 2008. 

“Jubilee Does It Right.” Seattle Woman, June 2008.

Profits from poems.” Crosscut.com, June 2008.

“The Importance of Place: Lisa Albers talks with prominent local authors about their writing.” Seattle Woman, May 2008.

The newcomer name game.” Crosscut.com, May 2008.

Rare butterflies in a war zone.” Crosscut.com, May 2008.

Northwest travel: A quick escape to Whidbey Island.” Crosscut.com, May 2008.

The Seattle swarm.” Crosscut.com, April 2008.

The truth about free toilets.” Crosscut.com, April 2008.

Growing up without newspapers.” Crosscut.com, April 2008.

Seattle fails the button test.” Crosscut.com, April 2008.

See all 60+ pieces for Crosscut via the author page.

Requiem for Lepidoptera.” Town Creek Poetry, Spring 2008.

“Why I Stole My Own X-Rays.” CHEST: The Journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, 2008.

When Life Becomes Art: Five Lewis & Clark graduates make their mark as documentary filmmakers.” Lewis & Clark College’s The Chronicle, Spring 2008.

Murder, They Wrote: Seattle’s Leading Ladies of Mystery.” Seattle Woman, March 2008.

It’s stormy, and the Pacific coast beckons.” Crosscut.com, March 2008.

Women write where you live.” Crosscut.com, March 2008.

Readers riff on Russell Investments and Tacoma’s aroma.” Crosscut.com, March 2008.

Russell Investments: Tacoma’s global high-roller.” Crosscut.com, March 2008.

Sound off on Puget Sound.” Crosscut.com, February 2008.

“Romancing the Tome: Jayne Ann Krentz & Local Romance Writers Tout Their Craft.” Seattle Woman, February 2008.

Washington caucuses: Casting about for Obama.” Crosscut.com, February 2008.

Report from a neighborhood.” Crosscut.com, February 2008.

Obama, Missouri, and God.” Crosscut.com, February 2008.

Washington caucuses: Neck and neck, door to door.” Crosscut.com, February 2008.

Caucusing in five easy steps.” Crosscut.com, January 2008.

Washington caucuses: Team Ballard gets down to work.” Crosscut.com, January 2008.

Washington caucuses: Obama’s magic rubs off in Ballard.” Crosscut.com, January 2008.

Highwater Mark: General Construction Company’s First 100 Years. Documentary Media, unpublished mss., 2008.

How the Christmas cookie crumbles.” Crosscut.com, December 2007.

A tree falls in Oregon.” Crosscut.com, December 2007.

“Dr. Pepper’s Prime: UW Sex Researcher Proves There’s More to Love After 50.” Seattle Woman, November 2007. 

“Buy the Book: Seattle Independent Bookstores Know How to Survive.” Seattle Woman, December 2007.

Branch campus bingo.” Crosscut.com, November 2007.

“S.” Mindfire, Fall 2007. 

For homeless women, an alternative to couch-surfing.” Crosscut.com, October 2007.

A growing enclave for the arts, 30 miles from Seattle.” Crosscut.com, October 2007.

A Book You Could Love.” Lewis & Clark College’s The Chronicle, October 2007.

A newcomer on notice.” Crosscut.com, September 2007.

What’s so funny about adoption and ‘The Daily Show’? Everything.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 2007.

“Hot Nonfiction: Two New Bestsellers with Northwest Appeal.” Seattle Woman, September 2007.

“The Open Door.” Seattle Woman, September 2007.

“Fighting the Cause of the Lost.” Seattle Woman, August 2007.

“Email Urban Legend: Beware Needle Sticks.” A&U: America’s AIDS Magazine, August 2007.

The melodrama is intoxicating in this saga about the Mondavi wine dynasty.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 2007.

Life after TV: ‘L.A. Law’ stars share their passion for Italy with readers.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 2007.

“Dreaming for a Living.” Seattle Woman, April 2007.

“What ‘Holds a Story Together’: The Role of the Fictional Narrator.” The Associated Writing Programs Writer’s Chronicle, March/April 2007.

“Fear in Advertising.” Winner of the William Stafford Award. Rosebud, Issue 37, December 2006.

“For Father.” Comstock Review, Spring/Summer 2006. 

“From Sea to Table.” Fishermen’s News, January 2006.

“The Road to Market: There’s ‘No Better Route’ for Fishermen.” Fishermen’s News, January 2006.

“Marco Still in Action Despite Shipyard Closing.” Fishermen’s News, January 2006.

“Bycatch Still a Problem, Oceana Study Says.” Fishermen’s News, December 2005.

Note: As editor-in-chief from 2005-6, Lisa Brunette wrote 60+ articles for Fishermen’s News, the oldest independent fishing publication on the West Coast, a print-only publication at the time.

“Science Center Love Story.” Tar Wolf Review, Summer/Fall 2005. 

“Broom of Anger.” Edgar Literary Magazine, Summer 2005.

“Sexual Plant Reproduction.” Spire, Spring 2005.

“Time to Revise Peer Feedback Day.” Teaching for Success: A Journal of Critical Success Factors Teaching. November 2004, (p. 4).

“When Crossing the Desert.” Mangrove, 2004.

“Birdy.” Winner of the Intro Journals Project Award. Bellingham Review, Fall 2002.

“Like May Day in Red Square.” Accent Miami, Issue 3, 2002.

“One Small Step.” Icarus International, Dec 2002.

“Sunquest’s Critical Event Manager Increases Safety as It Decreases Costs.” Journal of Laboratory Medicine, July 2001.

“Experts Urge Adoption and Strengthening of Compliance Programs.” Journal of Laboratory Medicine, July 2001.

“HIPAA Regulations Increase Responsibility for Business Associate Violations.” Journal of Laboratory Medicine, July 2001.

“Leukocyte-Reduction Filtering Gains U.S. Support.” Journal of Laboratory Medicine, July 2001.

“National Cord Blood Program Gives New Hope to Patients Needing Transplants.” Journal of Laboratory Medicine, July 2001.

“Photosis by Oncosis Purges Cancer Cells.” Journal of Laboratory Medicine, July 2001.

“Not All Free Hospital Services Garner Sanctions.” Journal of Laboratory Medicine, July 2001.

“Pap Smear Claims Denied.” Journal of Laboratory Medicine, July 2001.

“PDA Use Raises Patient Privacy Concerns.” Journal of Laboratory Medicine, July 2001.

“Health Care Privacy Fight Continues.” Journal of Laboratory Medicine, July 2001.

“Largest For-Profit Hospital Chain Agrees to Largest U.S. Fraud Settlement.” Journal of Laboratory Medicine, July 2001.

“Tethered.” Iron Horse Literary Review, Spring 2001.

“Is Your Car a Movie Star? How Hollywood Inspires Car Design.” GMAC Insider, Spring/Summer 2001.

“On the Road with Rover.” GMAC Insider, Spring/Summer 2001.

“Some Students Have Dream Topics.” Teaching for Success: A Journal of Critical Success Factors Teaching. March 2001 (p. 5-6).  

“The Attendance Sheet Assessment.” Teaching for Success: A Journal of Critical Success Factors Teaching. March 2000 (p. 22-24).

Cyberville Gallery, history of information technology and computer graphics for film and games, St. Louis Science Center, interactive exhibit gallery with 44 stations, opened to the public in 1999.

“Teaching Writing—Over the Color Line.” Intermission Magazine, December 1998.

“Consider a Career as a Volunteer.” newScience, November/December 1998.

“Climb Every Mountain: ‘Everest’ comes to St. Louis.” newScience, September/October 1998.

“Climb Your Heart Out.” newScience, September/October 1998.

“Upper Level Societies Seek New Members.” newScience, September/October 1998.

“Across the River: Illinois Theaters Offer Good Shows for a Good Price.” Intermission Magazine, April 1998.

“A Woman’s Direction: St. Louis Area Women Directors Talk Trade.” Intermission Magazine, March 1998.

“Writing About the River City: Black Playwrights Make St. Louis Their Home - At Least in Spirit.” Intermission Magazine, February 1998.

“Machu Picchu Brought Home in Light, Color, Sound, Movement.” Intermission Magazine, January 1998.

“ArtLife Column: In the Pursuit of Happiness.” Intermission Magazine, January 1998.

“Albert Einstein Society Glimpses Future at Dinner.” newScience, November/December 1997.

“Flos Solis Major.” Eads Bridge Review, Fall 1992.