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Courtney Brandt

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Ms. Brandt is proud to present The Line, and the additional novels in the complete series, A Fine Line, Keeping in Line, and The Line Up (available individually, or as a complete Anthology). Each of the lighthearted novels was created for high school students and alumni in marching band. As a former drumline member, Courtney enjoys bringing a fictional voice to band geeks all over the world and is patiently waiting for Hollywood to wake up and realize her books would make great (and financially successful) films or television series!

Courtney was proud to announce the release of her next book, Confessions of A Teenage Band Geek in Fall 2011 and her final YA marching novel, Major Pain, in the fall of 2012. She also is the sole manager of the
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Courtney Brandt While not a marching band novel, I'm very excited to get back to YA with a Victorian Steampunk book! It's currently in progress and I'm hoping to…moreWhile not a marching band novel, I'm very excited to get back to YA with a Victorian Steampunk book! It's currently in progress and I'm hoping to publish in early 2016.(less)
Courtney Brandt Hi Kate - great question! Confessions takes place independently after the Line series (when you go back and read the Line, you might recognize a…moreHi Kate - great question! Confessions takes place independently after the Line series (when you go back and read the Line, you might recognize a character or two showing up in Julia's world). Major Pain is another stand alone novel where I include a cameo from The Line group.

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Just for the record:

1. The Line
2. A Fine Line
3. Keeping in Line
4. The Line Up
5. Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek
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The Line (The Line, #1)

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The Line Up (The Line, #4)

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I called the composition Audere Est Facere.”  He laughed.


“To dare is to do?” Lotto said.


“Tottenham’s motto. Not a bad way to be an artist, in fact.”


“Your life seems simple,” Lancelot said.


Leo Sen said, “My life is beautiful.”




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“At that idea, I grinned. Queen of England. Single mother. What would my opposition say about that?”
Courtney Brandt, The Queen of England: Grand Tour

“And now we both blushed, because things like changing one’s garments should not be discussed among a Queen and one of her subjects.”
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“Myron? My brain screeches to a halt. I’ve transferred to a school where they name kids Myron?!”
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“And who exactly are you supposed to be, the Queen of England?”
Courtney Brandt, The Queen of England: Coronation

“My station has barely recovered from the massacre, and we have not held my formal coronation, not to mention the fact I am only eighteen years of age and have no parent present. How on earth do people expect me to find a husband in all of this nonsense?”
Courtney Brandt, The Queen of England: Coronation

“At that idea, I grinned. Queen of England. Single mother. What would my opposition say about that?”
Courtney Brandt, The Queen of England: Grand Tour

“Sophomore Lucy Karate took a deep breath and concentrated her moss green eyes on the black squiggles in front of her. The sheet music on the page was exactly the same it had been for the past ten months. The difference wasn’t the music; it was the day. This was the day before auditions – her last opportunity to practice before her fate for the next school year was ultimately decided.”
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“Did Jonathan not realize that sometimes a girl didn’t want to be honorable? That sometimes young women had the same desires and needs as young men?”
Courtney Brandt, The Queen of England: Coronation

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