Cynthia Bond’s debut novel, Ruby, became a New York Times bestseller and was named an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and an Indie Next Pick. A PEN Rosenthal Fellow, Bond attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, then moved to New York and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She founded the Blackbird Writing Collective in 2011. Cynthia has taught writing to at-risk and homeless youth for over fifteen years, and is on staff at Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center. A native of East Texas, she lives in Los Angeles with her daughter. She is currently completing the second book in the Ruby Trilogy.
The Los Angeles Review of Books said of Ruby, “A beautifully wrought ghost story, a love story, a survival story… [A] wonderful debut.” “Bond proves to be a powerful literary force, a writer whose unflinching yet lyrical prose is reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s.” —O, The Oprah Magazine