Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Brett Elizabeth Westbrook received a lot of education in Oklahoma and on the West Coast. Having returned to her home town, she is now an independent scholar in the throes of researching Lillian Hellman's films. She writes fiction, non-fiction, essays, dabbles in journalism. Current projects besides Hellman include the representation of people with AIDS in daytime dramas. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.