Joel Brigham writes Young Adult contemporary fiction, including his first novel, “Between Me and the Sun,” a coming-of-age story currently on submission. He is represented by Tina P. Schwartz of The Purcell Agency.

Joel has been a high school English teacher in Central Illinois for 16 years, teaching Creative Writing, American Literature, Speech, and Yearbook. He has his master’s degree in Teaching & Learning from Illinois State University. This isn’t as cool as having a master’s degree in like 13th Century British Folklore, but he’s still proud to have it.

He writes freelance SEO blogs for small businesses and covered the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers as a senior writer for HOOPSWORLD and Basketball Insiders for 12 years, covering events ranging from the NBA Finals to NBA All-Star Weekend. Having grown up an hour south of Chicago in the 1990s, he remains an avid Bulls fan against his better judgment.


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