Christopher Rowe

Gwenda Bond and Chistopher Rowe are married, and this is their first writing collaboration and the middle-grade debut for both. Gwenda is also the author of one young adult series featuring Lois Lane in high school and another series set in the Cirque American, among other books. Christopher has published a couple of dozen short stories and been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon awards. They live in a hundred-year-old house filled with monsters (not really) in Lexington, Kentucky. You can find them on Twitter @Gwenda and @christopherrowe.



The Supernormal Sleuthing Service: The Lost Legacy

Three kids. A hotel full of monsters. And a stolen magical artifact that could disrupt the balance between the humans and the supernatural. Welcome to life at Hotel Monster! Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library meets Hotel Transylvania in the first book of this hilarious and spooky new series that blends mystery with monsters.

Stephen’s dad decided to move the two of them across the country to New York City, where he is taking over as head chef in an exclusive hotel. A hotel that has the most elite of clientele: monsters! Surprise! (Though they prefer to be called supernormals.) And an even bigger surprise? Stephen is part supernormal himself. When a magical family heirloom is stolen and Stephen is framed, he must work with two new friends to navigate this whole new world and clear his name. After all, consequences can be dire in the world of monsters. Spooky, funny, and full of monstrous hijinks, The Lost Legacy is an inventive and accessible mystery-adventure full of friendship and humor—perfect for fans of Pseudonymous Bosch and R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series.