Brandon French

Brandon French is the only daughter of an opera singer and a Spanish dancer, born in Chicago sometime after the Great Fire of 1871. She has been (variously) assistant editor of Modern Teen, a topless Pink Pussycat cocktail waitress, an assistant professor of English at Yale, a published film scholar, a playwright and screenwriter, the director of development at Columbia Pictures Television, an award-winning advertising copy-writer and creative director, a psychoanalyst in private practice, and a mother. Sixty-four of her stories have been accepted for publication by literary journals and anthologies, she’s been nominated twice for a Pushcart, she was an award winner in the 2015 Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Short Story Contest, and her short story collection, If One of Us Should Die, I’ll Move to Paris, has been accepted for publication in 2019.