Photo credit: Gabriel Frye-Behar
Brigit was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has since set down roots in the lovely land of Brooklyn. Her first story, written at age six, told the tale of a monster who wanted a human friend. In elementary school, her mom introduced her to Shakespeare, and she fell down the rabbit hole into the addictive land of stories. Since then, she has published poetry and short fiction in dozens of literary journals, taught creative writing through Writopia Lab in settings ranging from the hospital to daycare classes, and told her daughter a story a day.
Brigit loves poetry, going overboard for holidays, yoga when it's convenient, forcing her husband to do impressions, attempting to paint, and singing at the top of her lungs when no one else is around. Worth a Thousand Words is her debut novel. The Prettiest is forthcoming in April, 2020.
Picture books: The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis, The Mole Sisters by Roslyn Schwartz, Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney, and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Books for kids: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, Matilda by Road Dahl, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, The Fairy Rebel by Lynn Reid Banks, Harry Potter (of course), and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Books for former kids: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami, The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
Poems: "somewhere i have never travelled" by e.e. cummings, "Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines" by Pablo Neruda, "I, Too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes, and "In Blackwater Woods" by Mary Oliver
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" - J.K. Rowling (Dumbledore)
“Instructions for living a life.
Tell about it.”
- Mary Oliver
"Put a raisin in your navel and celebrate life!" - Some guy I overheard one time