about brandy

Photo by Jessie Weinberg
Photo by Jessie Weinberg

Brandy Colbert was born and raised in the Ozarks—more specifically, Springfield, Missouri—and earned a bachelors degree in journalism from Missouri State University. Her debut novel, Pointe (Putnam, 2014), won the 2014 Cybils Award for young adult fiction and was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, the Chicago Public Library, and the Los Angeles Public Library. She was also chosen as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for spring 2014.

Her work can also be seen in the fiction anthology Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories and the upcoming anthologies Here We Are: Feminism for the Real WorldThree Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles, and Feral Youth. Her second novel, Little & Lion, will be released on August 8, 2017, by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Brandy lives in Los Angeles where she works as a copy editor for magazines and books. Her writing is represented by Tina Wexler at ICM Partners.