Brandon Witt

Brandon Witt

I grew up in El Dorado Springs, Missouri for the first 18 years of my life.  The day of my 18th birthday my mom, dad, brother, and I loaded up the cars and moved to Estes Park, Colorado.  I now live in Denver with my two perfect corgis, Dunkyn and Dolan. 

Growing up in an ultraconservative, Christian environment, then moving on to get my bachelors in Youth Ministry, I struggled with being gay for most of my life.  This included five years in reparative therapy (ex-gay therapy), meeting one to three times a week.  At the age of twenty-six, I finally accepted who God make me to be and never looked back, and have never been happier.  Each struggle, whether it be church, fearing damnation, heart shattering break-ups, and losing family to cancer and accidents, seems to make it’s way into everything I write, as well as a core of loving being alive.  Life is hard, but man, is it ever wonderful! 

I’ve worked with children (ages 8-18) with emotional disabilities since 2000, first as a counselor in a residential treatment facility, and now as a special education teacher.   

During my sophomore year in high school, Ms. Hungerford introduced me to creative writing, and since that day, I’ve dreamed of being an author.  Having Elizabeth North offering a publishing contract was one of the most life-changing days of my existence.  I now dream of being a writer full-time.  My boyfriend, Stephen, is hoping for that as well, as he wants to tag alone on a world tour.  Big dreams.  Big dreams. 

Though my writing seems polarizing to many readers, both positive and negative, regardless of which of my books you choose, I pray that in its pages you find both the struggle and immense joy of life.  I am humbled and honored by each person that reads my books.  Thank you so much for making my dreams come true!

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