Hi, I’m Brittany.
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, wrote book reviews for School Library Journal for 6 years, and served a three-year term on the Illinois state Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award evaluation committee.
My writing was featured as a radio piece and web-essay at WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR station, in March 2021. I am currently working on a few writing projects -namely a memoir, young adult realistic fiction novel, and bursts of poetry when inspiration strikes- with hopes to publish in the not-too-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, pondering one of my favorite podcasts during a walk around town, planning my next home project, or plotting my next travel adventure.
That’s my story. What’s yours?
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