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A writer on the high wire of life.
Interests: champagne, screwball comedies, circus freaks, dinosaurs, ya, rosamond purcell, excellent fiction
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Posted Feb 19, 2015 at GWENDA BOND
So, hey, it turns out I can reveal the March 1 news early, because the review was posted online today. Here goes... Lois Lane: Fallout got a STARRED REVIEW from Kirkus! Kirkus! Snippet: "This lighthearted and playful tone permeates the novel, making for a nifty investigative mystery akin to Veronica Mars or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Readers are in for a treat. A spectacular prose start for DC Comics' spectacular lady." This is my first-ever starred review, and I reacted with complete class and composure when my editor called to tell me. I believe my exact words were: ARE YOU... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at GWENDA BOND
Well, all of you are winners in my book and in my heart. Thank you for being so excited for Fallout and being so game to participate in this impromptu contest. I'm a whimful creature, and so I didn't give you much warning. But it was so much fun to read everyone's posts and see your favorite Lois and Clark moments. I thought I'd highlight a few of your super posts, before getting to the business of who is taking home this ARC: I'm giving this baby away in a quick Galentine's/Valentine's #FalloutARC contest! A photo posted by Gwenda Bond... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at GWENDA BOND
Hi there! I'm back, after a week writing like mad in sunny Mexico on retreat with several of the smartest, most awesome ladies and writers I know--Holly Black, Cassie Clare, and Sarah Rees Brennan (along with some also awesome boys). And then I went straight from there to Winter Institute to do my first Lois Lane: Fallout event, meeting lots of wonderful, amazing booksellers, as well as the wonderful, amazing Capstone marketing ninjas Shannon and John, and seeing friends old and new. Especially glad I got to catch up with one of my oldest friends Ms. Kelly Link (whose new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at GWENDA BOND
Thank you so much!
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I hope you enjoy it!
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Thank you SO MUCH, Sheila!
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I'm so thrilled to be able to tell you guys that there will be more Cirque American--I got this news right at the end of the year, which made this both the best way to end 2014 and begin 2015. The Publishers Marketplace announcement: GIRL ON A WIRE author Gwenda Bond's next Cirque American novel, in which a teen would-be magician auditions for the Cirque against the wishes of her famous magician father, and finds that perhaps there is more to her talent than she ever expected, again to Courtney Miller at Skyscape, for publication in Summer 2016, by Jennifer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at GWENDA BOND
In fact, it was a good enough year that my head, heart, hands and at least one foot are in 2015 already--forward momentum is always a good thing. Or as Jules puts it in Girl on a Wire: With motion comes purpose. With motion comes discovery. But there's a value to taking stock and keeping a record too. And the amusement value of looking back from another year on, as I just did to last year's post (pretty on point, actually, though as always some things took longer to get to than I expected). I said last year that 2013... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
When people ask me what my favorite part of the publishing process is, it is very easy to answer: It's working with all the talented, amazing, smart, funny, generally wonderful people that it takes to make a book a, well, book. From agent to editors to the publicity and marketing teams and art directors, et cetera, seeing how much they rock their jobs is a joy. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Book people are the best people. And I've been so tremendously lucky this year to work with some of the greatest of the best people.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
Um, oops, sorry to disappear, though I can't pretend it's going to get better soon. Deadline swarm happening. But I have hatched definite plans to really and truly finally overhaul my website for early spring (in time for Lois launch madness!) and I'm sure the result will be so awesome that I'll update constantly (or at least more consistently). And there are things afoot. SECRET THINGS of which I can say no more at present. But there are also non-secret things, of course, though I can barely remember what I've posted here and what I haven't, but here are a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
Ah, World Fantasy was such fun -- so many of my favorite people in one place. While the usual woes of not getting to meet/see everyone All The Time exists, I got to spend a happy-making number of hours hiding out and gabbing with dear friends. Yay. Also, writing Catwoman has changed my dear Genevieve... Here she is stealing my earring at the mass signing: A #DCLadies pic with @Gwenda at WFC: "Writing #Catwoman has changed Genevieve." (Sorry, Lois!) — Genevieve Valentine (@GLValentine) November 10, 2014 We had two fabulous meals at Jaleo, both of which required sampling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
Hello, my darlings! I'm sorry to have vanished, but between launch month for Girl on a Wire and doing Lois edits (turned in Friday!) the month got away from me. First though, I want to say thank you to everyone who has read, bought, checked out from the library, reviewed or told someone about the circus book of my heart. If you haven't yet, well, there's no time like the present. *bats eyelashes* Especially after watching that Nik Wallenda city walk over Chicago. Wasn't that something? Thrilling. It's been so long since I updated here, I've forgotten what I have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
Deadlineville here, so mostly this is a quick wave, but a couple of fun things from the weekend. I was at the Books by the Banks festival Saturday, where I met many fabulous readers and other writers and got to catch up with some old friends. Many thanks to the excellent Joseph-Beth Booksellers, festival staff and the great volunteers. Also! There was a Teen Scene event with the local circus school and I got to do this: Loading I wire-walked! View on Instagram Thanks to those who assisted me, both in staying upright and in grabbing the video and some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
Three things: Thing the First) Thanks to all of you who entered the YASH bonus contest and the winner is... ::drumroll:: Melissa R., who I've already contacted. Yay. Hope you enjoy the book and that some of the rest of y'all check it out too. Thing the Second) I'll be at Books by the Banks this Saturday in Cincinnati. Admission is free, but there will be copies of Girl on a Wire (and lots of other books) on sale from the divine Joseph-Beth Booksellers and I'll happily scribble in one for you. Or just come by and say hi. I'll... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
I'm doing an AMA over at the YA reddit today, so go forth and ask me questions. And I'll figure out the contest winner of the #YASH bonus Kindle contest later tonight and post here/notify the winner within the next day. The launch party was a blast; thanks to all who came. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
If you're here for the #YASH, post is right below this one or click here. A few very nice things. Girl on a Wire is on some lists for October books: "Top Picks for Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads in October" by John DeNardo over at Kirkus; "This Is One Of The Best Months Ever For Science Fiction & Fantasy Books" by Charlie Jane Anders over at io9 (*waves to friends on this one too*); In the weekly Book Riot New Books! newsletter put together by bookselling legend and basic rockstar Liberty Hardy; And last but not least "39 Science... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
Welcome to this stop of the YA Scavenger Hunt extravaganza! I'm Gwenda Bond *wave* and my stop on the hunt is being hosted by my wonderful agent sister Paula Stokes, where you can take a gander at a deleted scene from Girl on a Wire (it's from early on the book, so shouldn't spoil things if you haven't read it yet and it's where Jules actually convinces her dad to go to the Cirque, plus there's pie). If you're new to the hunt, this tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
*pops out of a cake* Why, hello there. So unofficial e-release was last month, but now GIRL ON A WIRE is officially a book! My third, which is a little boggling. I'm so so grateful to anyone who's picked up one of my books, and I very much hope you'll pick up this one too. I know we're not supposed to have favorites, but this is mine of my books so far. Here are some handy ordering links, if you don't need the rest of this and just want to go. get. the. book: Girl on a Wire by Gwenda... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
Hello, my lovelies! I'm officially in that pre-launch state where life stuff and book stuff and future book stuff and et ceteras are combining into what can only be a state of madness. (Hopefully the divine variety.) There is not enough time in the day, but somehow, magically, the next week will be lived through and everything will get done. A few little things: Are you in the Lexington area? Then come out to the Girl on a Wire launch party -- this isn't just going to be any old launch -- the details, which were just confirmed and I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
Deadlines swarming, needs-to-finish massing, promo squall on the horizon, etc. But quote-y picture-y thing the second from Girl on a Wire: The road scene is Indiana, of course. Available in e-book now, in all formats Oct. 1. I just got author copies and they are so. beautiful. Previously: quote the first. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at GWENDA BOND
Thanks, everyone for these great comments and the circus love. Hope you enjoy the book, and stick around if you didn't win. More contests to come! xo
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I ditto this -- the only animals in my circus are dogs and horses, for this very reason.
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I'll be sharing some images that inspired and quotes from Girl on a Wire for the next few weeks. Here's the first one: This is Jules on her hero, Bird Millman, pictured right. (Also at Tumblr, so reblog if you like, or share wherever takes your fancy.) And, of course, the book's out now in e-book, in other formats October 1. I also commited newsletterdom over the weekend, which you can read here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at GWENDA BOND