Lance Brazelton is a 26 year-old Award-winning author, publisher, illustrator, film producer, and international speaker.
In 2015, Lance was recruited as a writer, reporter, and audio operator behind the scenes for the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California.
In spring 2015, Lance mentored a group of high school students from both Huntsville City Schools and Madison County Schools. The classes were taught at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment in Huntsville, Alabama. He taught his students how to write scripts and conduct interviews for digital storytelling.
In April 2016, Lance wrote, illustrated, and self-published his first book titled “What Daddy Didn’t Know” Letters of a Fatherless Child. It serves as a memoir of his childhood, detailing how he overcame childhood trauma and became a successful individual while on the verge of becoming a statistic.
In May 2017, "What Daddy Didn't Know" won the gold medal in the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Book Awards; in the category for autobiography.
In July 2017, Lance's speaking career gained international recognition when he presented his speech "Sacrifices of a Single Parent" at the 58th Parents Without Partners International Convention in Lexington, Kentucky.
At the beginning of 2018, Lance's writing and original artwork was featured in "Alabama's Best Emerging Poets," an anthology by Z Publishing House that recognizes the best upcoming writers across the United States.
In 2019, Lance and his sister Prinxess Jada went on an exclusive tour for their original stage play, “I’m NOT a Statistic.” This one-hour drama presentation goes far beyond the boundaries of simply stating facts & statistics; and bridges the gap between generational poverty.
The premiere for “I’m NOT a Statistic” was performed at Principally Speaking Network, an event hosted by The Schools Foundation that had a full house of over 200 teachers, professors, principals, and superintendents.
“I’m NOT a Statistic” was originally set as a free tour to test its educational impact; but turned into a year-long campaign that gained state recognition. On August 14th, 2019, the presentation was performed for the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. This specific performance was for an audience of inmates being released from prison; and they were accompanied by six participants from the Birmingham Day Reporting Center, instructors from ACES Corporate Extensions, The National Children’s Advocacy Center, the Dream Center, Houses of Healing, Calhoun Community College; and later opened the door to meetings with State Representatives.
In 2020, the demand for Lance’s “I’m NOT a Statistic” tour gave birth to his nonprofit organization, The Brazelton Blueprint. An organization that conducts research in Prisons & Day Reporting Centers; and uses creative intelligence to turn the information into: educational resources, books, programs, and curriculums.
Lance’s writing career has granted him access to becoming a full-time author, publisher, film producer, and international speaker. He shares his GOD given talents with the world; not only through the transparency of his personal stories, but also by writing biographies for other successful individuals.