In her debut novel, Black Girl @ the Gay Channel, Darlyne has given up a little dirt, but has saved most of it for her next project. She did work at the gay channel, but some of her other production credits include In Dreams, All Over Me, Caught, OZ, and Showtime at the Apollo. During her cable network years she worked at Nickelodeon, Spike TV, Fuse TV, and the LGBT channel, Logo. Darlyne Baugh has studied with Nicholas Delbanco, Mary Gaitskill, Elizabeth Gaffney, and Joseph Caldwell. The screenplay, “High Yellow,” was selected for the final round in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab in 1998 and the Chesterfield Script competition in 2000. She has produced half-a-dozen short films and written three novels.
“Written with penetrating grace and unsparing humor! The characters jump off of the page. Great debut novel that leaves you wanting more.”
“Black Girl at the Gay Channel is a witty, entertaining, can’t put down read. It’s super insightful and filled with unforgettable characters. You’ll be left wanting more.”
“I could not stop laughing! Baugh’s powers of observation are truly awe-inspiring. Black Girl at the Gay Channel is a raucous backstage romp through a world she obviously knows very well. Timely. Intelligent. And deliciously funny.”
“Darlyne Baugh’s debut novel is a timely respite to indulge in our current overly complicated, technological age of television-ism, gay-ism, sex-ism, racism, single mother-ism. But some things we just have to keep simple: our dreams may get off track but the rent must be paid and the children need cheese and crackers in their lunchboxes:)”
–Deborah Gregory, Author, CATWALK and THE CHEETAH GIRLS