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Speaker Profile - Brian Gehrlein


Region: KS/MO
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Brian Gehrlein lives in Liberty, Missouri with his wife, Katherine, and their son, Peter. Brian teaches high school English. His first book, THE BOOK OF RULES (FSG), is about following the rules (lest you be eaten!) and came out November, 2021. He is an active member of SCBWI, participates in various kid lit critique groups, and is the creator and manager of Picture Book Spotlight, a picture book literary blog featuring interviews with authors, agents, and other industry professionals. 

Brian attended William Jewell College where he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis in Reading from Arkansas State University.

When Brian isn’t writing or drinking coffee or playing with his son, he can be found tinkering on his time machine--he tells me future you just loves his new books!

If you want to connect with Brian in the present, you can find him on Twitter or visit his website, Picture Book Spotlight.