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Brandi L. Bates

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in Los Angeles, The United States




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Born in 1979, she was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, University of Southern California, Spelman College, Meredith College, and The Master's College and Seminary.

This earthy Los Angeles native is a self proclaimed avid reader and cheerleader of the Talented Tenth and is also known for her fiery intellect and infectious sense of humor. Some of her stories treat reality with a magical realism, sometimes demonstrating an altered reality. Yet, they are always satisfying, stimulating, and thought provoking.

Bestselling Author of Amid the Cacophony of Cries, Ruminations, Lunar Eclipse, Mood Swings, and The Head Mistress, Brandi L. Bates is known for her sexy, fast-paced, edgy style of writing. S

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Brandi L. Bates A good workout at the gym, or a long walk around the lake. Always seems to get the creative juices flowing. Not to mention, reading works by authors…moreA good workout at the gym, or a long walk around the lake. Always seems to get the creative juices flowing. Not to mention, reading works by authors better and more prolific than myself. (less)
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The Head Mistress

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The more you heal yourself mind, body, and soul the more you can offer this world. The world needs every ounce of your happiness. When you’re happy, everyone you encounter is left with the sweet fragrance you imbue. The alternative is unhappiness, stagnation, and a feeling of defeat. There is more to life than spending the best parts of ourselves in a cubicle under fluorescent lighting. In thi... Read more of this blog post »
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“The greatest minds are like film, they take the negatives and develop themselves in darkness...”
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“All those other girls are cake...I'm Crème brûlée...Tiramisu, if you will. Just a few notches above.”
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“On Slavery: The saddest slap in the face is we have NO monument, no real statues or memorials, no special day of Atonement or Remembrance (NOT ONE), no thanks for 400+ years of free labor, forced servitude across the Trans-Atlantic, ass beatings, buying ourselves and families out of slavery, rape and plunder...but everyone else has monuments, special museums, and even movies. This is what America thinks of black people, so-called black president and all, who has been largely silent on this subject...we'll even celebrate Leprechauns, Easter Bunnies, and Secretary's Day before we acknowledge our history.”
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“I marveled over the cosmic metaphors in my life. Found that all I needed to see and all I needed to know; all I needed to understand could be found in a constellation shaped like the Big Dipper.”
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“Successful people replace the words “wish”, “should” and “try” with “I will”.”
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“All I could feel was love leaking in my soul and my heart seeping bits of heaven.”
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“Magic waited for me in the morning dew of this brand new day. And silence sang, so soft and low. It touched my sun dappled skin and kissed my parted lips.”
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“With you in my hand I can travel across the universe in one verse and skip moons to the tunes of Miles or Coltrane.”
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Lawrence Thank you for accepting my friendship and I look forward to reading your books.

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Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book full of African passion and flavour, the culture, social life and politics.

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Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Brandi. You seem like an interesting person, and quite a prolific and accomplished author as well, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

EZRead eBookstore Hello, Brandi! Thanks for adding me! I saw the book "Eating Animals" on your to-read list; I definitely recommend picking that up, it's changed the way I eat for sure!

Victoria Congrats on all you're doing! I need to get on the ball and catch up. :)


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Jonas Saul Thanks for the add. Happy reading...

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Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!

Trenice Thanks for the friendship. Happy holidays! ;D

Brandi Bates Gracias Jennifer, Cheryl, Jacquitta, Jesse, Kenn, Bradley, and Shawnette! Happy Reading!

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Jesse Hanson Thanks much Brandi for including me among your friends. Best wishes in all, jesse

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Kenn Bivins Thanks for the invite into your cache of awesome friends, Brandi. I look forward to reading you.

Check out my novel, PIOUS, a tale full of suspense about a man who is confronted with all that he has tried to hide of his past when a registered sex-offender moves into his neighborhood. -->

Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

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