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Courtney Gould

Courtney Gould writes books about queer girls, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and Publishing. Born and raised in Salem, OR, she now lives and writes in Tacoma, WA where she continues to write love letters to the haunted girls and rural, empty spaces. The Dead and the Dark is her debut novel.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
New and upcoming books
December 2024

What the Woods Took
   The Dead and the Dark (2021)
   Where Echoes Die (2023)
   What the Woods Took (2024)
Courtney Gould recommends
A Fragile Enchantment (2024)
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"Achingly romantic and full of heart....Saft proves that her ability to craft a heart-wrenching, healing love story is unparalleled. Like Niamh's enchanted gowns, Saft's story is woven with a kind of magic that keeps you in the palm of her hands from the first page to the very last."
That's Not My Name (2023)
Megan Lally
"Tense, heart-wrenching, and addictive, Lally's pulse-pounding debut is an exciting first entry for an author we should all be watching."
A Study in Drowning (2023)
Ava Reid
"In A Study in Drowning, Reid questions the idea of stories, who writes them, and who they are for. Between heart-wrenching discoveries, lush worldbuilding, and prose as beautiful and cruel as the sea, she delivers an answer I won't soon forget. I could read this book again and again - absolute perfection."

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Anthologies containing stories by Courtney Gould
The Gathering Dark (2022)
An Anthology of Folk Horror
edited by
Tori Bovalino

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