Welcome to my site!
I’m Vernitra, a 36-year-old writer and librarian in Houston, Texas who loves books. I love stories that are entertaining, inspiring, or teach me something interesting. I enjoy reading slowly and satisfyingly, soaking in every line of a great work of literature. I also enjoy sharing my bookish thoughts, and I hope you enjoy reading them!
I have worked as an MTV intern in New York City, a Hollywood production assistant, a first, second, and third-grade teacher in Houston, a children’s librarian in both Houston and New York City, and now as an adult services librarian.
Here on my site, I share my adventures in reading, writing, movie-watching, sewing, and learning how to play the viola again. I enjoy things that are entertaining and inspiring. Hopefully, my site will offer some of those things to you. If you have similar tastes, stay tuned…
I was born in 1982 in Houston, Texas, and I grew up in the suburbs of Missouri City, TX, in the Greater Houston area. After graduating with a degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin, I headed to New York City where I worked as an MTV intern, going to “work” at the Viacom building in Times Square everyday to write episode summaries and promotional copy for MTV shows such as “Laguna Beach,” “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,” “MTV Cribs,” “Pimp My Ride,” and “TRL” for MTV.com. After that experience, I moved back to Texas, got a teaching certificate, and worked as a second-grade teacher for Pearland Independent School District in the Houston area. After that school year, I ventured to Los Angeles, where I worked a brief stint as a production assistant at Don Mischer Productions—a fun job that had me cruising the streets of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, running errands and delivering packages. My biggest claim to fame during my time at Don Mischer Productions was organizing the supply closet.
After my Hollywood adventure, I returned to Texas and earned a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Texas. In 2011, I became a children’s librarian for the Fort Bend County Library system in the Houston area. In 2014, I returned to the classroom to teach first grade in the Houston Independent School District and then third grade in the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. In the summer of 2016, I moved to New York City where I worked as a children’s librarian for The New York Public Library, at the historic Countee Cullen Library in the heart of Central Harlem. I had so much fun working there, and I met so many great people. After that, I got a job as a children’s librarian at the Atascocita Library for the Harris County Public Library System, which I enjoyed very much. I have now switched to the “other side” of librarianship, and I’m enjoying my job as an adult services librarian in Houston.