Author of ‘Lies We Tell Ourselves’ and ‘What We Left Behind’

What We Left Behind Lies We Tell Ourselves

Hi! I’m Robin Talley. I write young adult fiction, usually about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters.

My next novel, What We Left Behind, comes out on October 27 in the U.S. and October 22 in the U.K. from Harlequin Teen. When Booklist reviewed it, they said, “Talley continues to tackle tough issues with unvarnished honesty. … Young and emerging adults will find themselves challenged and enlightened.” And Kirkus said, “Characterization is poignant and razor-sharp.”

My first novel, Lies We Tell Ourselves, was released in September 2014 by Harlequin Teen. It’s about a black girl and a white girl who fall in love in 1959 Virginia while their school is being desegregated for the first time. It was a Junior Library Guild selection and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Children’s/Young Adult Fiction.

Let’s hang out!