Cynthia Bond

Born: 25/04/1962 (60 yo)

Citizenship : USA

Occupation : Authors


Cynthia Bond is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Her novel RUBY was chosen to be an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection. RUBY was also 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. She is currently completing the second book in the RUBY Trilogy. A native of East Texas, she lives in Los Angeles with her daughter.

Websites & Social Networks


– Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Selection
– Indie Next Pick
– Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” Selection
– Library Journal “Breakout Literary Fiction” Pick
– Southern Living Book Club Selection
– ShelfAwareness Best Books of 2014 Selection
– Black Caucus of ALA Literary Award Honor Book for Fiction
– PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Finalist

Bestseller Lists:

– New York Times (Trade Paperback Fiction) – 4 weeks
– Los Angeles Times (Paperback Fiction)
– USA Today (Top 150)
– San Francisco Chronicle (Fiction)
– Barnes & Noble (Trade Paperback)
– IndieBound (Trade Paperback Fiction)
– Publishers Weekly (Trade Paperback)
– BookSoup (Fiction Hardcover and Fiction Paperback)
– Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (Trade Paperback Fiction)
– Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (Trade Paperback Fiction)
– The Heartland Independent Bestseller List (Trade Paperback Fiction)
– Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (Trade 
Paperback Fiction)
– Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association (Trade 
Paperback Fiction)