Brittany's November Newsletter
An Ending that's Just the Beginning
We're racing headlong into the end of another year and I know for most folks, and probably most of you, it feels like things are winding down. Usually, I'd be right along with you but the timing of this particular year has November 1st feeling more like January 1st. So, Happy New Year, I guess!
I'm heading into my second year of being a mom which is wonderful and terrible, intuitive and mysterious, and long and all too brief in equal parts. I prepared as much as possible and still nothing had me ready for helping this incredibly opinionated, wildly observant, tiny person grow and develop. He walked for like two days before he switched to running and now everything is even more chaotic. Thrilling.
I'm also putting out my first novel, That Self-Same Metal, on April 25, 2023. I can't tell you how unreal that still feels even though we're less than six months out from that. I mean, I even have ARCs (Advance Reader Copies or early prints of the book for folks to read & review). My publisher gave some out at New York Comic Con last month and we're giving out more at YALLFest in Charleston this weekend. As soon as I find out about giving more or other book-related goodies, y'all here will be the first to know. And you can always preorder at bit.ly/BuyTSSM. I saw my book for sale on the Target website and I got super excited. Simple joys, what can I say?
Speaking of YALLFest, it's a big book event for teen readers that happens every year in Charleston, SC. I'm thrilled to be going for the first time, especially because my husband Daniel was invited too! This'll be the first book event we're doing together and the corny, in-love part of me is living the dream.
This won't be my first book event for That Self-Same Metal, though. Last month, I got to participate in School Library Journal's Day of Dialog. It was a great conversation with some amazing panelists. Thankfully, they recorded it so as soon as it's released to the public, I'll share it with y'all.
Things have been somewhat quiet on the acting front. I've had quite a few auditions and booked and filmed a TV show that I'll tell you all about as soon as my NDA allows (which is about when the episode airs but such are NDAs). I can say that everyone I encountered that day from crew to cast was incredibly kind and I'm looking forward to seeing the final product. New Orleans has a lot of projects that come through to film here but it's not as popping as NYC or LA. That said, I've booked 3 TV projects in the last 2 years here and none while I was in NYC so…take that as you will.
I want to give you some great TV recommendations, but Tito has control of that and all we watch is Bluey. Excellent show for all ages, though so watch "Curry Quest" and "Faceytalk". I'm also suddenly hit with the desire to rewatch To All the Boys… and The Wedding Date, at least until Disenchanted, the sequel to one of my favorite Disney movies, drops on the 18th. Who else is watching? Should I set up a chat so we can commiserate??
Reading-wise, I just finished Wings of Ebony by J. Elle, I've started Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray, and I did a speed-read of Lightlark by Alex Aster (ahead of our shared event on Saturday morning). What are y'all reading?
Until next time!
Love & good vibes,