Biography for Blackwood

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Gwenda Bond is a contributing writer for Publishers Weekly and regularly reviews forLocus. Her nonfiction work has also appeared in the Washington Post,Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among others, and she guest-edited a special YA issue forSubterranean Online. She holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts' program in writing for children and young adults. Readers ofLady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet may know her as everyone's Dear Aunt Gwenda.

She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and their menagerie: Hemingway the Cat, Polydactyl, LLC; Miss Emma the Dog-Girl, CPA; and Puck the Puppy, INC. This is her first novel.