TJ Berry

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TJ Berry


My Progress

Thursday, July 25 – And here ends my 2017 Write-a-Thon, a touch early because I’m headed out to the Writing Excuses Cruise and Worldcon 75! I completed 5,000 words on a new novel, plus an outline. Thanks to everyone who supported me and Clarion West. Onward!

Thursday, July 13 – Added over 1,000 words about a lightning storm and electrically-charged flying fish.

Monday, July 10 – Another 1,200 words into the book. I began with a writing exercise from K. Tempest Bradford which took the story in a new direction. I have a basic plot outline, but the details are all discovery writing!

Wednesday, July 5 – I’m 1,000 words into the novel. It’s shaping up to be a mystery rather than a heist!

About Me

Writing Sample

When the FTL Redshift shimmered into existence above Chhatrapati Shivaji Space Station, sixty humans cursed both under and over their breath, three Myotonics passed out from stress-related hypotension, and the captain of the FTL Black Mary shut her airlock and prepared to sneak away.

What I Write

T.J. Berry has held various jobs, including political blogger, bakery owner, and a disastrous two weeks in a razor blade factory. She now writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror from the outskirts of Seattle with considerably fewer on-the-job injuries.


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T.J.’s fiction has appeared in Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix and PodCastle.

Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

I’ll be writing a heist novella called, “The Sisters of the Supersymmetrical Axion.”

The Sisters are a secretive sect of pious assassins living on a remote planet. Their island abbey also houses a supermax facility where the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals are kept on lockdown. When a deadly political prisoner goes missing, the Sisters’ unique skills are called into action to locate the jailbird before another body is discovered.

Fundraising Goals

I’m aiming for a $100 goal!