Elizabeth C. Bunce

Elizabeth C. Bunce

Elizabeth C. Bunce is the Edgar Award-winning author of the Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery series, beginning with Premeditated Myrtle, an Amazon Top 20 Children's Book of the Year for 2020, an Indie Next Pick, winner of the 2021 Edgar Allan Poe "Edgar" Award, a Society of Midland Authors Honoree, a Library of Congress National Book Festival selection, a Best Children's/YAA BookPage Best Book of 2020, A Mighty Girl's 2020 Books of the Year, and both an Agatha Award finalist and Anthony Award finalist. The series continues in How to Get Away with Myrtle (a #1 Amazon New Release) and Cold-Blooded Myrtle, also an Edgar Award finalist, Agatha Award finalist, and Anthony Award finalist, as well as a Kirkus 2021 Top 10 Best Book of the Year--Middle Grade Fiction, a Silver Falchion Award finalist, and a Wall Street Journal holiday guide recommendation. All three are available now, with the fourth book, In Myrtle Peril available now in all formats, and the fifth installment, Myrtle, Means, & Opportunity, coming in 2023.  Her first novel, A Curse Dark as Gold, won the inaugural William C. Morris Award for a young adult debut novel and was named a Smithsonian Notable Book and an Amelia Bloomer Project selection. Her high fantasy Thief Errant series includes the novels StarCrossed, A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best book for 2010, and Liar's Moon, one of Kirkus Blog's Favorite YA Novels of 2011. StarCrossed and A Curse Dark as Gold have appeared on Oprah's Kid's Reading List. Her novels have been named to the ALA's Best Fiction for Young Adults list, and she is a four-time Kansas Notable Book winner. An accomplished needlewoman and historical costumer, Elizabeth lives in the Midwest with her husband, her cats, and a boggart who steals books. Check out her website at elizabethcbunce.com.
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