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Brandy Colbert

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Brandy Colbert was born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks and has worked as an editor for several national magazines. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.



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Brandy Colbert Hi Andrea:

Thank you so much for reading POINTE! I'm so glad you enjoyed the writing and that it felt unique. :)

I've actually known I wanted to be a…more
Hi Andrea:

Thank you so much for reading POINTE! I'm so glad you enjoyed the writing and that it felt unique. :)

I've actually known I wanted to be a writer since I was a kid. I started writing when I was seven years old and I knew I wanted to be an author even back then. Books have always been special to me, but I also loved making up my own stories and putting them down on paper. I'm a pretty perceptive person with a wild imagination, so writing always felt like the best way to deal with all the "what if" scenarios I proposed to myself.

I was inspired to write POINTE after seeing a TV movie called "I Know My First Name Is Steven" when I was a child, which was based on the true story of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped and held captive for seven years. I'd always wanted to write a kidnapping story of my own and had always wanted to write about a ballet dancer, and the two eventually came together into the book you read!

I am working on another novel, though I'm keeping details under wraps for now. But I can tell you it's another YA novel, I'm very excited about it, and I'll be sure to give any news about it as soon as I can. :)

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Brandy Colbert Hi Rose!

When I was first writing Pointe I might have felt a little strange about tackling the subject matter. But once the story began taking shape, I…more
Hi Rose!

When I was first writing Pointe I might have felt a little strange about tackling the subject matter. But once the story began taking shape, I was more concerned about the characters and remaining true to their narratives. I also strongly believe that very few topics (if any) are truly taboo, and so I'm probably more drawn to writing about situations that can potentially cause discomfort. I don't ever intend to write books that teach a lesson. But I do like to start or add to conversations about topics that make society uncomfortable, and to question why we believe it's more acceptable to openly discuss and examine some issues rather than others.

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“She knows about the music stuff, but she doesn't care. That's why I didn't tell her about my job at the studio. She doesn't want make me want to be better, like you do. She doesn't get that it's scary... to want something so much and not be sure if you're good enough.”
Brandy Colbert, Pointe

“Lionel said as much to me once, how so many of the same people who are quick to empathize with physical disabilities don't understand why someone with depression can't just get up and get on with their day like the rest of the world. It's like they need a receipt that proves someone is actually going through some shit before they care about them.”
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