Hi Y’all! Wow, my first website. That sounds like a children’s book, “Baby’s First Website”, haha. Actually…
Hold on for a moment and let me just write that down- ah, done!
Now back to you learning more about me and hopefully me learning a little something about you too!
Top Eight Things to Know About Me:
1.I’m from Atlanta, GA. To be more specific I grew up in College Park and East Point, GA surrounded by my siblings and cousins. While I will always love how vibrant my home community is, it’s changing quite a bit. I just hope some things never change, especially the menu at Big Daddy’s on Old National! Yum!
2. I write children’s books, my favorite genre is picture books and my first picture book, Hands Up! will be published in 2019 by Dial Books for Young Readers.
3. Growing up I dreamed of being a combo archaeologist/lawyer. I would make huge historical finds and then use my law degree to protect the artifacts that I found. My friends who are attorneys now tell me that’s not exactly how it works¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Soooo, I am not a lawyer but I do dream of becoming a college professor. And I haven’t completely given up on every part of my dream. When I finally grow up, I will be a professor/author/archaeologist, it’s gonna happen. #NeverStopDreaming
4. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson are three of my favorite books. I try to reread them every year along with A Wrinkle In Timeby Madeline L’Engle which is probably number one in my top 5 fav books. Grateful to be alive during a time when Ava Dubernay’s interpretation is in theaters, go see it! Never thought I’d see #AMegLikeMe
5. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do but vacations kind of stress me out. I always feel like I should be working on a project, reading for my research or doing something that helps build my writing and academic goals BUT when I finally do relax, I’m always excited to try new activities and foods. Adventure is my middle name.
Not really, but it should be.
6. Opera is amazing, and a great moment in the history of Bre was feeling goosebumps raise on my arms as Morris Robinson sang out the first line of “Bess You Is My Woman Now” during a concert at Spelman College. My face was WET with tears, it was so incredibly beautiful.
7. The huge amount of concentrated love in the circle of exceptional black women and girls that surround me is magical. I’m blessed by their love, support and prayers.
8. I’m a proud alumna of Simmons College (MA Children’s Literature). In 2017 one of my biggest dreams came true when I accepted a full scholarship to attend the University of Cambridge for my PhD. Some of my adventures in writing and at Cambridge are posted in my “College Park to Cambridge” blog. Go big or go home y’all!
If you feel like sharing your top eight so that I can get to know you too, contact me here.