Hi, I’m Brittany. Also known as Britt or Ms. Dre.
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 thinking 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.
I have been working as a Youth Services Librarian in the Chicagoland area for the past decade, write book reviews for School Library Journal, and recently served on the Illinois state Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award evaluation committee.
My writing was recently featured as a radio piece and web-essay at WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR station.
I am currently working on my second young adult novel with hopes to publish in the not-so-distant future.
These days, I live with my husband and our rescue dog, Mac, in the city of Chicago.
When I’m not reading, writing, or otherwise at the library, you can usually find me cheering for one of Chicago’s sports teams, trying out new recipes and restaurants, practicing yoga, plotting my next home project, or planning my next travel adventure.
That’s my story. What’s yours?
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