1st October, 2014

The Big Idea: Gwenda Bond


The Big Idea: Gwenda Bond

You’ve heard of Shakespeare in the Park, but Shakespeare at the circus? That may be a new one. But that didn’t stop Gwenda Bond from using one of the bard’s most popular plays as one of the inspirations for her new novel, Girl on a Wire. Now she’s here to talk about how to achieve this precarious balancing act.


A sixteen-year-old girl walks on a wire high above a city. She…

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In which I explain where this book came from. Probably.

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1st October, 2014

It’s ALIVE! Girl on a Wire Release Day! (mirrored)

*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 Bond
Skyscape - Oct. 1, 2014
ISBN: 978-1477847824

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Powells

The audio book is also out today and if you have the e-book, you can whisper-sync it up. The hardcover and the paperback are both gorgeous. (Also, it’s currently still in the top 25 overall on Kindle and #2 in Teen — not too shabby for release day! ACK. All the love to my Skyscape team and y’all. <333)

OTHER THINGS you might want to gander:

  • I did a Big Idea post about where this book came from over at the inimitable Scalzi’s, in which I confess that I actually loathe the romance in Romeo & Juliet among other things;
  • I also did a newsletter, which you can read online, and which has details on getting signed books (Morris Book Shop of Joseph-Beth Booksellers can hook you up), the big launch party this weekend at Morris Book Shop (be there! FB RSVPs encouraged for toast-estimating!), and etc. etc. There will be a side contest running here starting tomorrow as part of the YA Scavenger Hunt and you can get the dirt on that too, plus some other updates.

I think the best convincing comes from readers, so I’ll leave you with this:

Originally at the other place.

30th September, 2014

“Don’t say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers Please will you do the job for me.”

— C. S. Lewis (via bookporn)

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30th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

Are you going to write a sequel to THE WOKEN GODS?

I hope so, someday. There is this news today: Osprey Sells Watkins Angry Robot.

Since this seems like a company unlikely to care much about YA, I have my fingers crossed that perhaps the rights to The Woken Gods will come back to me (and the same for other Strange Chemistry authors who would like theirs). I’d love to do a preferred edition of it and a sequel to wrap up the story at some point, when time to write it opens up.