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Gwenda Bond is the author of the YA novels THE WOKEN GODS and BLACKWOOD (out now, Strange Chemistry), with Girl on a Wire coming in 2014 (Skyscape). BLACKWOOD is currently in development as a TV series by MTV, Grammnet Productions, and Lionsgate TV. She is also a contributing writer for Publishers Weekly, regularly reviews for Locus, and guest-edited a special YA issue of Subterranean Online. Her nonfiction work has appeared in the Washington Post, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among others, and she has an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and their pet.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal Romance
New Books
March 2023

Mr. and Mrs. Witch
Gwenda Bond recommends
Cadaver & Queen (2018)
(Cadaver & Queen, book 1)
Alisa Kwitney
"Strikingly written and impeccably conjured."
A Thousand Fires (2019)
Shannon Price
"Pulls you in close and shows you what it means to keep fighting. Shannon Price is one to watch."
The Unwilling (2020)
(Barrier Lands, book 1)
Kelly Braffet
"Gorgeously told, The Unwilling is at once a sweeping epic and an intimate portrait of being trapped in an oppressive regime. Meet your new favorite fantasy writer."
Mexican Gothic (2020)
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"Stylish and sinister . . . a gothic masterpiece."
Deal with the Devil (2020)
(Mercenary Librarians, book 1)
Kit Rocha
"A roller coaster of nail-biting thrills combined with top-notch world-building, palpable heat, and real emotional stakes. You're going to love it."
Bacchanal (2021)
Veronica G Henry
"Readers won’t want their travels with the seductive and dangerous Bacchanal Carnival to end. Veronica Henry’s debut impeccably conjures the 1930s and marks the bold entrance of a vital new voice in modern fantasy."
Wild and Wicked Things (2022)
Francesca May
"Entrancing, seductive, and decadently beautiful. Here is a deep, sensuous exploration of the bonds between three very different, complex women that readers won't soon forget."
A Little Too Familiar (2022)
Lish McBride
"Wildly inventive, thoroughly romantic, and cozily delightful, Lish McBride will leave you head over heels for this world and her characters."
The Dead Romantics (2022)
Ashley Poston
"This book made me fall in love, broke my heart then reassembled it at least twice, and left me swooning. A hauntingly romantic, hilariously heartwarming story. Ashley Poston is the real deal."
Wake the Bones (2022)
Elizabeth Kilcoyne
"Dark, gripping, and gorgeous, Wake the Bones will lead you into the woods and keep you up late. As lush and sweltering as a Kentucky summer... Elizabeth Kilcoyne is a force."
A Dreadful Splendour (2022)
B R Myers
"A Dreadful Splendor is a delightful mix of gothic, mystery, and romance. Con artist heroine Genevieve is a memorable addition to literature's gallery of charming rogues. I had such fun reading this book."
Malice House (2022)
(Malice Compendium, book 1)
Megan Shepherd
"Turn on all the lights before you start Malice House, and plan to stay up late. Megan Shepherd's novel is a sophisticated, gothic tale that will keep readers turning the pages and guessing what's next until the very end."

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