Debra Goelz (@brittaniecharmintine on Wattpad) is a refugee from Hollywood. She served for ten years as a financial executive for such companies as Universal Pictures, Dino de Laurentiis, and Jim Henson Productions. Her performing career began and ended with her puppeteering a chicken during the closing scene in Muppet Treasure Island. Her YA humorous fantasy written under the pseudonym Brittanie Charmintine, Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them, won a Watty Award in 2014. She lives in a redwood forest in rural Marin County with her husband and dog. Her two children have abandoned her to seek a college education in New York.
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