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About me

I’m Britt, a 20-something creative entrepreneur from the Netherlands. I’m passionate about all things magic and can often be found drifting off into fictional worlds. The greatest love of my life is storytelling and I’ve been reading and watching stories ever since I can remember. I have been writing for 5+ years now, including 3 years of researching the publishing and self-publishing industry. I’m bundling and applying all of this knowledge to this blog, in the hopes of helping other passionate and ambitious people along their own storytelling journey.

Stories have been one of the most constant things in my life – and I have read and watched a LOT. You can often find me roaming about with something that has sci-fi or fantasy aspects in it (Speculative Fiction, really). However, add an epic romance to any story and I am GAME. 
I’ve read a lot of Young Adult Speculative Fiction, but am slowly adding New Adult and Adult books into the mix as well! You see – I really love romances in books, and the ones targeted to older audiences just do this more… elaborate (wink wink).

Reading, writing and watching movies or tv-series helped me on a personal level as well, assisting me in battling through my depression in more ways than I can count. I would bring a Sarah J. Maas book with me to school as moral support, because it gave me courage and I would eagerly wait every year for a new season of Game of Thrones. The ending of season 5 was so traumatic, that it still leaves me teary-eyed when I think about it. Not to mention that the butchering of season 8 – the final season of the best show on EARTH – nearly broke my heart.

As of right now, I am working on my first book to be published in early 2022. It’s a post-apocalyptic romance book. I’ve also been working on a High Fantasy series since 2016 (or something, because the story has changed tremendously) and the first book in this series will also be published somewhere in the next couple of years. I have done SO MUCH research over the last couple of years about writing, books, self-publishing and the publishing industry – that I really wanted to pass on this information to whoever might be in need of it (because what use does it have just roaming around in my head)! I will update all posts every now and then, to make the information as relevant as possible.

New Dam

Also something fun to consider if you’re a writer/author/storyteller or creative entrepreneur in general:
The New Dam Podcast, which is all about Business (& Mindset) for Storytellers.

Some Fun Facts about me:

  • I’m a sucker for science. Especially chemistry, which was my best and favorite subject in high school. 
  • This (among other reasons) resulted in me deeply longing to become an astronaut for many years.
  • I’m currently an Astrology student (yes astrology, not astronomy).
  • I had a Fashion & Lifestyle blog when I was 13-16 years old, which was relatively successful.
  • My favorite author is Sarah J. Maas and my favorite producer probably is Christopher Nolan (and James Cameron for Avatar).
  • Disney has a special place in my heart. 
  • The two days I went to BookCon in 2019 were the best days of my life (so far) and made me realize that I was meant to work with and around stories.
  • Scotland is my favorite country (so far) and I would absolutely love to live there one day.
  • I have my favorite quote tattooed on my arm and it is:

“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit, when there are footprints on the Moon.”


Contact

Never hesitate to send me a question or get in touch! You can either hop on an e-mail to info@brittvandenelzen.com or send me a private message on Instagram @brittvandenelzen.  

New Dam

My company is called New Dam and if you want to learn more about the magic we’re creating over there I suggest you start by going to the New Dam website or listen to The New Dam Podcast!

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