Hi. I’m Britt Drehobl.

I write things.

Sometimes I scale Grecian mountains among other adventures.

But mostly I read and write things.

Although I spent a majority of my formative years with my nose in a book, winning my third grade class’ Budding Author award marked the moment I began to think of myself as writer. I eventually went on to earn a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing -as well as a second Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Library and Information Science- from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Before I finally sat down to work on a book (or two) of my own, I worked as a nanny, a sales associate, an administrative assistant, an unemployed graduate student, and a youth services librarian at several Chicagoland libraries. I still work at one of those libraries today. While I am always knee-deep in a few different projects both writing-related and otherwise, I hope to traditionally publish a picture book, middle grade, or young adult title in the (not-so-distant) future.

These days, I live with my husband, our Weimaraner-mix puppy, Mac, and my copious collection of shoes and handbags in the city of Chicago.

When I’m not reading, writing, or otherwise at the library, you can find me cheering for one of Chicago’s sports teams (the Cubs, Bears, and Bulls are my favorites), exploring the city with my camera around my neck, trying out new recipes and restaurants, running (semi) long distances, plotting my next home project on Pinterest, traveling the U.S. and the world (or at least trying to), or adding to my handbag collection (or at least wanting to).

That’s my story. What’s yours?

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