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Robin Talley

Biography

Robin Talley

Robin Talley grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, writing terrible teen poetry and riding a desegregation bus to the school across town. A Lambda Literary Fellow, Robin lives in Washington, D.C., with her fiancée, plus an antisocial cat and a goofy hound dog. When Robin’s not writing, she’s often planning communication strategies at organizations fighting for equal rights and social justice. You can find her on the web at www.robintalley.com or on Twitter at @robin_talley.

Robin Talley

Books by Robin Talley

by Shaun David Hutchinson, Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn, E. C. Myers, Tim Floreen, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Justina Ireland, and Brandy Colbert - Anthology, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+
Ten teens are left alone in the wilderness during a three-day survival test in this multi-authored novel edited by award-winning author Shaun David Hutchinson. At Zeppelin Bend, an outdoor-education program designed to teach troubled youth the value of hard work, cooperation, and compassion, ten teens are left alone in the wild. The teens are a diverse group who come all walks of life, and were all sent to Zeppelin Bend as a last chance to get them to turn their lives around. They’ve just spent nearly two weeks hiking, working, learning to survive in the wilderness, and now their instructors have dropped them off eighteen miles from camp with no food.
by Robin Talley - Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

No, it isn't that kind of theory. Aki already knows she's bisexual --- even if, until now, it's mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the only person who knows she likes girls, too.  Actually, Aki's theory is that she's got only one shot at living an interesting life—and that means she's got to stop sitting around and thinking so much. It's time for her to actually do something. Or at least try. 

by Robin Talley - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Horror, Young Adult 14+

Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple, with only campus superstar Delilah Dufrey standing in the way of their perfect future. Delilah, the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize, doesn’t know that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything to unseat Delilah for the scholarship in order to ensure they can both attend Stanford and continue sharing a room. Together, Maria and Lily harness a dark power --- but when feuds turn to fatalities, the girls must attempt to put a stop to the chilling events they’ve accidentally set in motion.

by Robin Talley - Gay & Lesbian, Youth Fiction
Toni, who identifies as genderqueer, meets a group of transgender upperclassmen and immediately finds a sense of belonging that has always been missing, but Gretchen struggles to remember who she is outside their relationship. While Toni worries that Gretchen won't understand Toni's new world, Gretchen begins to wonder where she fits in this puzzle. As distance and Toni's shifting gender identity begin to wear on their relationship, the couple must decide --- have they grown apart for good, or is love enough to keep them together?
by Robin Talley - African American Interest, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

In 1959 Virginia, Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily. Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town's most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept "separate but equal." Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.