July 1, 2017 (Vol.24, No.12) PEOPLE

New Member Profile: Brystan Strong

My name is Brystan (like Kristin but with a ‘B’) Strong and I am from Portland Oregon and currently reside in Southern Oregon.  I graduated from Southern Oregon University with my BA in Creative Writing and completed my MLIS from San Jose State University in May 2016. There, I studied Public Librarianship and Youth Librarianship with an emphasis in Tween Services and Programs.

I have published a handful of short stories and am a member of the Horror Writers Association. But not everything I write is scary, I also self-published a children’s book. I live with my significant other of 11 years, Brian as well as my cat Ponderosa, and our bird Buddy.  I currently work for Jackson County Library Services in their Medford Branch as a Library Associate in their circulation department.  I know American Sign Language and would love to incorporate baby signs into our babies and wobblers story times. When I am not working, I am writing, reading, or diving into all things true crime.  I am currently reading Volume 2 of what will be a 26-volume series called “The Familiar” by Mark Z. Danielewski.Screen Shot 2017-07-01 at 6.58.17 AM.png