About

I write young adult and children’s books. My work includes the Lois Lane series (Fallout, Double Down, and Triple Threat), which brings the iconic comic book character front and center in her own YA novels, and the Cirque American series (Girl on a Wire, Girl Over Paris, and Girl in the Shadows), about daredevil heroines who discover magic and mystery lurking under the big top. I also co-write the the Supernormal Sleuthing Service with my husband author Christopher Rowe; book one, The Lost Legacy is out now. Strange Alchemy, a reinvention of my first novel (originally published as Blackwood), will be out in August.

 

I have also written for Publishers Weekly, Locus, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. I guest-edited a special YA issue of Subterranean Online (full of excellent stories, which you should go read), and I have been a guest on NPR’s Weekend Edition. I have an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ program in writing for children and young adults. But readers of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet may know me best as everyone’s Dear Aunt Gwenda.

I live in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with Christopher Rowe and our monsters, er, pets: Hemingway the Cat, Polydactyl, LLC; Puck the Dog, INC; and Izzy the Dog-Girl, VIP.

You can read much of my short and nonfiction work online for free or buy some essays and advice columns in print, if you’d rather. I love hearing from readers, so please visit the contact page. If you’d like to book me for a speaking engagement or school visit, that’s great too. You can also find me on twitter as @gwenda or sign up for my author newsletter. Members of the media, bloggers, or others who need a third-person bio or images, can find them on the press kit page for both me and me and Christopher.

I’m represented by Jennifer Laughran of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.