Press for Blackwood

Atlantic Wire – Teen Reads Better Than ‘Fifty Shades’: “Kate Milford highly recommends Bond’s just released book, which she read “basically in one sitting,” and adored. … Milford tells us, “I think one of the things I’m drawn to with both Gwenda and Jeri’s books is that, while there’s certainly romance to them, the stories and the writing are awesome anyway. I can’t get excited about a love story if it’s all the book has to offer,” she adds.”

Deadline Hollywood – MTV Buys Mystery Drama Produced by Kelsey Grammer: “MTV has put in development Blackwood, a drama from Lionsgate Television and Kelsey Grammer’s Grammnet Prods. It is based on the young adult book of the same name by Gwenda Bond, which was published this past September on the Strange Chemistry YA imprint of UK-based science fiction publisher Angry Robot Books. DC Comic book and television writer Peter Calloway (Brothers & Sisters) will write the adaptation.” (Also:io9Los Angeles Times)

Kirkus blog – Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books to Read Along with Your Kids: “On Roanoke Island there is a centuries-old mystery about the sudden disappearance of 114 people. In the present day, the tragedy has devolved into tourist bait…until 114 more people disappear.”

WFPL News – Kentucky Author Revisits Lost Colony Mystery in Debut Novel: “Gwenda Bond’s debut young adult novel Blackwood (Strange Chemistry) revisits one of America’s most enduring mysteries.”