Brandy Colbert is the critically acclaimed author of Pointe, Little & Lion, and the forthcoming Finding Yvonne. Her short fiction and essays have been published in several anthologies for young people. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.
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.
Brandy’s second novel, Little & Lion (Little, Brown, 2017), was named a Book of the Month Club selection, a Junior Library Guild selection, and a best book of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews, Paste Magazine, and Bustle.
Her work can also be seen in the anthologies Feral Youth; Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World; Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories; and the forthcoming collections Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles; Our Stories, Our Voices; and Toil & Trouble.
Her third novel, Finding Yvonne, will be available on August 7, 2018, from 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.