Brittanie Charmintine is a pseudonym for Debra Goelz. She is a refugee from Hollywood who served for ten years as a financial executive for such companies as Universal Pictures and Jim Henson Productions. Her performing career began and ended with her puppeteering a chicken during the closing scene in Muppet Treasure Island. Her short story retelling of Princess and the Pea entitled My Love God Went to Hawaii and all I Got Was This Lousy Papaya was published in Once Upon Now by Simon & Schuster in October 2016. Her story Redirection, was published in Imagines: Celebrity Encounters Starring You by Simon & Schuster in April 2016. Her YA humorous fantasy, Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them, has over 8 million reads and won a Watty in 2014.