I am BEYOND excited to introduce our next guest-the phenomenal Brandy Colbert! I first stalked Brandy when she released one of my favorite books POINTE as I’m a sucker for any books with black ballerinas and seeing myself on the page. I’m proud to call her a friend I can go to for the best advice on navigating the rough publishing waters. Her new title LITTLE & LION, just came out this past week so it’s a real treat having her here to celebration!
Little & Lion is about sixteen-year-old Suzette, who returns home to L.A. from boarding school for the summer. She learns to navigate new relationships with the people she left behind—including her stepbrother, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and a new crush on an old friend—while exploring her sexuality and coming to terms with her past.
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Yes! I send my early drafts to Corey Ann Haydu, one of my favorite writers and close friends. We have a similar style of writing and typically understand each other’s characters and points of view. She’s not afraid to tell me what’s not working or suggest ways to improve my work, and it’s easy to take critique from someone I trust.
Brandy Colbert is the author of the young adult novel Pointe, which was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, and the Chicago and Los Angeles public libraries. Her short fiction and nonfiction has been featured in critically acclaimed anthologies, and her next novel, Little & Lion, is in stores now.