I’m Brittney! I hold a MS in Book Publishing from Portland State University where I also received my BA in English and minor in writing. Reading has always been important to me and now I'm especially interested in the way stories influence and change us, our perspectives, and beliefs. I believe stories can lead to radical change. When we read, we are often encouraged to use empathy and bravery, we learn about our past, and get pushed toward our many futures. Stories, ultimately, give us strength to challenge the status quo—I'm ready to take on that challenge and encourage those around me to become more inclusive and promote diversity.
In addition to my love of books, I love photography, politics, and puppies (not necessarily in that order). I've been photographing since high school—first taking senior portraits for friends and, more recently, as a product and event photographer as Social Media & Marketing Coordinator at Overcup Press. (Photos featured on this site are original) I love pointing out cute animals to others because I think we should all feel that joy, I recently got a cat! Politically, I try to stay as informed as possible about what's happening locally and nationally. The stories we create in reality ultimately inform our fiction and vice versa—that is why I believe so much in them.