Black Girl in Paris Coming to the Big Screen

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My novel Black Girl in Paris will be coming to the big screen (someday)!  Film director and NYU student, Kiandra Parks contacted me about making a film inspired by BGIP. She impressed me with a black and white short she made. In the summer of 2012 she began filming in Paris. Tracey Heggins, one of the Amazonian Vampires in the new Twilight Breaking Dawn movie, is one of the featured actors. I’ll keep you posted on any new developments in the project.  Monique Wells blogged about it. Check it out:

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About Shay Youngblood

Shay Youngblood is the author of novels, plays, essays and poetry. Her work has appeared in Oprah, Essence, Black Book and Good Housekeeping Magazines. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Pushcart Prize for fiction, a Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, several NAACP Theater Awards, and a New York Foundation for the Arts, Sustained Achievement Award. Her short stories have been performed at Symphony Space and recorded for NPR's Selected Shorts. Ms. Youngblood received her MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University. She has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in the eastern Caribbean, as an au pair, artist's model, and poet's helper in Paris, and as a creative writing instructor in a Rhode Island women's prison. She was a Japan U.S. Friendship Commission Creative Artist Fellow (2011) and Dallas Museum of Art, Writer in Residence (2013).