Randi Pink is a writer and graduate student of creative writing at University of Alabama at Birmingham. In March of 2013, Randi was working on an assignment for a Children’s Literature course when she conceived the idea for her debut novel. After reading the first fifteen hundred words aloud in class, she realized that the world was ready for TOYA and she got to work.
Her debut novel, TOYA (FSG/Feiwel and Friends, Fall 2016) is the story of sixteen-year-old Latoya Williams, a black girl who attends a mostly white high school in the Bible Belt. In a moment of desperation, she prays for the power to change her race and wakes up white.
Randi is the Sweet Sixteens Calendar Coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating and maintaining the group calendars and keeping members well-informed about book launches, deadlines, and miscellaneous events.
- Favorite book growing up: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle
- Childhood aspiration: The first female President of the United States
- Book currently reading/most recently read: SCARLET by Marissa Meyer
- Favorite things to do (other than reading): Binge watch Netflix with her husband and two dogs
- Surprising personal fact: She read her first novel at seventeen years old
- Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: Being surrounded by exceptionally creative people who understand, inspire, and support her journey to publication
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