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Brandy Colbert

Brandy Colbert

Writer in Residence

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Brandy Colbert

Biography

Brandy Colbert is the award-winning author of Little & Lion, Pointe, and the forthcoming Finding Yvonne and The Revolution of Birdie Randolph. Little & Lion (Little, Brown, 2017) won ALA’s 2018 Stonewall Book Award; was named to ALA’s 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults; and was named a Book of the Month Club selection, a Junior Library Guild selection, and a best book on multiple lists. Her debut novel, Pointe (Putnam, 2014), won the 2014 Cybils Award for young adult fiction and was also named on numerous best lists. She was also chosen as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for spring 2014.

Brandy’s short fiction and essays have been published in several critically acclaimed anthologies for young people. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Missouri State University and works now as a copyeditor for magazines and books. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.

Publications

YOUNG ADULT

Finding Yvonne
Little, Brown, 2018

Little & Lion
Little, Brown, 2017

Pointe
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books, 2014