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Author Bio Short
Leslie Vedder (she/her) subsists primarily on coffee and cat snuggles! She grew up on fantasy books, anime, fanfiction, and the Lord of the Rings movies, and met her true love in high school choir. She currently lives in Colorado with her wife and two ultra-spoiled house cats. THE BONE SPINDLE (Penguin / Razorbill) is her debut novel. Find her online at leslievedder.com.
Author Bio Full
Leslie Vedder (she/her) is a queer ace author who loves fairytale retellings with girl adventurers and heroes! She grew up on fantasy books, anime, fanfiction and the Lord of the Rings movies, and met her true love in high school choir. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in creative writing and currently lives in Colorado with her wife and two spoiled house cats.
When she's not reading or writing, you can find her watching anime and sci-fi shows, walking in the woods and pretending they're enchanted forests, or playing old video games. She always collects all the Skulltulas in Zelda and all the Dalmation puppies in Kingdom Hearts.
THE BONE SPINDLE (Penguin / Razorbill) is her debut novel.
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Book Info - The Bone Spindle
US | RAZORBILL PENGUIN TEEN | Jan 11, 2022 | ISBN 9780593325827 | 416 pages | English
THE BONE SPINDLE is a genderflipped Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones starring two girl partners: Fi, a bookish treasure hunter destined to wake the sleeping prince, and Shane, a queer ax-wielding mercenary falling for a mysterious witch.
Traps, ruins, riddles, curses, a little bit of true love and a whole lot of snark!
Under 50 Word Description
THE BONE SPINDLE is a genderflipped Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones starring two girl treasure hunters, who team up to break the curse on a sleeping prince, in a fast-paced action-adventure/romance for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and All the Stars and Teeth!
Featured Praise for The Bone Spindle
"This gender-flipped retelling effortlessly melds romance, adventure, and fantasy. Highly recommended."
—School Library Journal ★
"An enchanting read for fans of fairy-tale romance and girls with battle axes."
"Packed with fully fleshed-out characters and lots of adventure, this book is a fun read that will easily draw fairy tale lovers. Vedder’s first novel nicely balances its exciting plot with touching matters of the heart."
Featured Press for The Bone Spindle
Debuted on the Indie Bestseller list
Amazon selected THE BONE SPINDLE as a January YA Editor's pick
Apple Books selected THE BONE SPINDLE for their Winter's Most Anticipated Book List
Amazon included THE BONE SPINDLE in its list of Rising Stars: New YA Fantasy Authors to Watch
Book Riot named THE BONE SPINDLE one of "12 YA Fantasy Books to Eagerly Expect in 2022"
Book Info - The Severed Thread
US | RAZORBILL PENGUIN TEEN | Feb 07, 2023 | ISBN 9780593325858 | Hardcover | English
Clever, bookish Fi and her brash, ax-wielding partner Shane are back in this action-packed sequel to bestselling YA fantasy The Bone Spindle, a genderflipped Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones. The girl treasure hunters, joined by the newly awakened sleeping prince, journey into the heart of the fallen kingdom of magic seeking a way to defeat the Spindle Witch. But the dangerous witch Red is right on their heels, and the ruins of Andar are more treacherous than they ever imagined…
Under 50 Word Description
Clever, bookish Fi and her brash, ax-wielding partner Shane are back in this action-packed sequel to bestselling YA fantasy The Bone Spindle, a genderflipped Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones, perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and All the Stars and Teeth.
Press for The Severed Thread
The Nerd Daily revealed the cover and an exclusive excerpt of THE SEVERED THREAD