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Author Bio Short
Leslie Vedder (she/her) is a queer ace author who loves fairytale retellings with girl adventurers and heroes! Her debut YA novel THE BONE SPINDLE is forthcoming in Spring 2022 from Penguin / Putnam Young Readers. She lives in Colorado with her girlfriend and two spoiled house cats, Fox Mulder and Duncan MacLeod. You can find her at leslievedder.com.
Author Bio Full
Leslie Vedder (she/her) is a queer ace author who loves fairytale retellings with girl adventurers and heroes! Her debut YA novel THE BONE SPINDLE is forthcoming in Spring 2022 from Penguin / Putnam Young Readers. She has a B.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State University. Her climate fiction won the Aftermath Short Story prize, and she has been a speaker at the Northern Colorado Writers Convention. She studied abroad twice in Japan and loved every minute of it! She now lives in Colorado with her girlfriend and two spoiled house cats. You can find her at leslievedder.com.
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High-Resolution Author Photos
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Book Info - The Bone Spindle
(Penguin / Putnam Young Readers, Spring 2022)
About the Book
Fi is a treasure hunter under a dark curse. Shinobu is a tough-as-dirt warrior out to prove herself. While searching a trap-filled ruin, Fi pricks her finger on a bone spindle and awakens the spirit of Briar Rose. Fi never wanted a partner. Now she’s stuck with two of them: a kickass girl mercenary falling hard for a wicked witch, and a sleeping prince who’s waited a century for a kiss. Vicious Witch Hunters, perilous dark magic, and treacherous exes stand in their way. A genderflipped Sleeping Beauty retelling with ruins, riddles, battle axes, and snark.
"One day somebody will say something nice about this book and I will be over the moon and I will put it right here and then hopefully the book will be popular!" —Hopeless Dreamer
"Then spurred to review it by the first amazing review another one will come in!" —Hopeless Dreamer Cont.
"And finally there will be an exceptionally long quote but from a trade review that absolutely must be used but is almost impossible to pick the right piece of!" —More Realistic but Still Hopeless Dreamer
Publisher: Penguin / G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: Spring 2022