Rainbow Rowell is an American novelist, who has written both contemporary and Young Adult fiction. Rowell began writing her first novel, Attachments, whilst working as a columnist for an Omaha newspaper and, after a two year hiatus to look after her baby girl, the novel was finally finished and published to significant acclaim in 2011. Rowell followed up with two Young Adult novels, Fangirl and Eleanor and Park, the latter attracting controversy for the supposed profanity of some of the dialogue. An exercise in meta-fiction, 2015’s Carry On, is a novel first referenced within the fictional world of Fangirl. The success of this unconventional spin-off led to Rowell penning a sequel, Wayward Son, which will be published in October 2019.
Spawned by a starring role in Rowell’s Fangirl, the Simon Snow books have taken on a life of their own. Hip, funny, sassy and action packed, Wayward Son reveals what the Chosen One did after winning the day in Carry On, and treats the reader to a rollicking trip through an American west complete with dragons and vampires.