Me, on a typical evening of writing.  More fun than it looks.

Me, on a typical evening of writing.  More fun than it looks.

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Hey, dear reader!  I'm Deidre Brill. Spring of 2015 I walked away from an unfulfilling career to focus on raising my kids.  I also decided to get back on an old love: writing.  After writing on a daily basis for years in a business capacity, I needed to focus on rediscovering my creative voice.  In an attempt to hold myself accountable to that goal, I knew I needed a set project, with a topic and deadline, to get the juices flowing.  I turned to my other longtime love for inspiration, and thus was born my project to read Shakespeare's canon and relate it to my 21st century life.  You can read more about that under The Rules and The Works.

Now...FUN FACTS!

  • Music is what keeps me going, but my taste definitely shows that I was born the wrong time.  Currently streaming artists such as: Otis Redding, Chris Stapleton, Carole King, Leon Bridges, Lord Huron, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, JD McPherson...
  • I have a deep affection and respect for actor John Goodman ("Smokey, my friend, you are entering a world of pain")
  • I'm originally from the South, but I've lived in a strange and wide variety of places.  Currently settled in Northern California.  This gives me the magical ability to toggle from Carolina girl to standard Western accent at the drop of a hat ("y'all" and "hella" are both in my lexicon)
  • Aquarius.  Older-skewed Millennial.  Loud and proud UCLA alumna.  Amateur yogi.  Master of my kitchen.
  • I adore TV far more than a should.  You'll find Better Call Saul, Younger, Last Night with John Oliver, Orphan Black, and a crazy variety of PBS specials on my TiVo
  • I have an irrational fear of my car being submerged in water
  • I'm a podcast junkie and listen mostly while running boring errands. Nerdist, No Holds Bard (naturally), Serial, This American Life, The Cooler, and The Longest Shortest Time are some faves