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 Writers selection, and an Indie Next Pick.
RUBY’S experiences of abuse, violence and prostitution are inspired by Bond’s East Texas childhood and her family’s stories, including those of an aunt murdered by the Ku Klux Klan.
Bond ran an arts program at the Los Angeles LGBT Center for more than seven years, where she worked with young victims of human trafficking who were sleeping on the streets and getting paid for sex. Many of them were running away from abuse and homophobia, but they didn’t know that they were running into the arms of monsters. Their stories really touched her heart.
She is currently completing the second book in the RUBY trilogy and is writing the screenplay of RUBY for Harpo Films.