We had the good fortune of connecting with Brit Mott and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brit, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I currently live in Coppell, TX, but I was raised in Rockwall. Living in a small town on the outskirts of the big city (Dallas) in the ’80s and ’90s was a dream. Of course as a child, you don’t realize the bubble you live in and honestly, I loved my childhood and the friends, family and house that built me. It’s why I quickly fell in love with Coppell. Small towns are where big dreams feel possible.

I was involved in Odyssey of the Mind (OM) as early as first grade. OM was a creative problem-solving competition where teams from across the globe were given a problem and you had to present a solution in a 7-minute skit. My team formed a close bond all those years ago…working together on various creative challenges for the course of 8 or so years. We were fortunate to have had an incredibly creative (and patient) coach: Missy Buchanan (https://missybuchanan.com/). When we advanced to State one year, our entire elementary school lined the hallways and cheered for us.

Today, creativity is not only my livelihood (I am a Creative Copy Manager in the retail industry), but it’s my passion.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would go to a play or musical in downtown Dallas, probably at the Music Hall at Fair Park or Wyly Theater.

We would eat Tex-Mex at El Fenix (the oldest restaurant in Dallas).

We would drive to Southlake to shop at Nordstrom Rack.

We would eat dinner at Victor’s Wood Grill in Coppell.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Both of my books were inspired by my kids. So shoutout to them!

Sun, Moon & Friends was inspired by my daughter Myla. (sunmoonandfriends.com)

Silly Similes was inspired by my son Liam. (sillysimiles.com)

I also want to give a shoutout to Missy Buchanan who sparked the light in me as a child. She was the best mentor and made learning, writing, acting and problem-solving so fun.

Website: britmott.com

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