Rainbow Rowell
Best-Selling Adult and YA Author

Rainbow Rowell is the author of acclaimed novels such as  FangirlEleanor & ParkLandline, and Pumpkinheads. The first book in her new YA series, Carry On, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and was named “Book of the Year” by TIME Magazine, NPR, Booklist, Barnes & Noble, and more. Wayward Son, the sequel to Carry On, was published in September 2019 and is also a #1 New York Times bestseller.


When she’s not writing, Rainbow Rowell is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips, and arguing with people about things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things. She has two sons, and if God hears her prayers, they will grow up just as nerdy and true-hearted as the protagonists of her books.


Rainbow lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two sons. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Wayward SonSimon Snow Series (Volume 2)
Wednesday Books

Simon Snow is back and he's coming to America! The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after… So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch? What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light…

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First Second

In Pumpkinheads, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award–winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create a tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place—and a person—with no regrets.

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FangirlA Novel
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Cath is a Simon Snow fan. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids. Now that they're going to college, Wren has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She's got a surly roommate with a charming boyfriend, a professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she make it without Wren holding her hand and start living her own life? And does she want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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Carry OnSimon Snow Series (Volume 1)
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Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.

St. Martin's Press

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits — smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love — and just how hard it pulled you under.

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LandlineA Novel
St. Martin's Press

From New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell, comes a hilarious, heart-wrenching take on love, marriage, and magic phones.

Fan Fiction and Fantastical Worlds

Rainbow Rowell’s beloved Fangirl is being turned into a 4-part manga adaptation.

Rainbow Rowell to sign at C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo).

Rainbow’s books named as one of the best YA fantasy to read by Washington Post.

Pumpkinheads named “Best Graphic Novel & Comic” of the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards.

Rainbow Rowell talks Fifty Shades and Franzen with Time.

Rainbow on why she thinks her readers are ready for a gay love story for Vanity Fair.

Entertainment Weekly named Wayward Son one of the “Biggest Titles of the Season” in their Fall Books Preview.

Bustle included Wayward Son in their list of Most Anticipated New Books Out In September 2019.

Publishers Weekly included Wayward Son in their list of The Most Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Fall 2019.

Goodreads included Wayward Son in their September Newsletter as one of The Biggest Books of Fall 2019.

Carry On was voted a Goodreads 2015 “Best Young Adult Fantasy Book.” 

Listen to Rainbow’s Carry On themed playlist.

Check out more interviews with Rainbow from Mashable, the Hub, Buzzfeed, Barnes & NoblePublisher’s Weeklyand NPR.

Find out more about Rainbow Rowell and follow her on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

"It was a lovely evening. Rainbow was witty, engaging, intelligent, and charming. Her fans were in heaven!"
- Mary Garm, Lackawanna County Library

“It was fantastic! Rainbow was very delightful and engaged the crowd the entire evening. Thank you for all of your help putting the program together!”
– Susan Davis, Indianapolis Public Library

"We absolutely LOVED [Rainbow]. She was incredibly funny and interesting to hear speak. Our audience was approximately 350 people, and they commented over and over again that her event was their favorite of all we’ve done. We certainly had a number of Rainbow fans on hand, but also many people who hadn’t read her before who are now very big fans."
- Amber Mussman, Cedar Rapids Public Library

“Rainbow was fantastic!!! And boy, oh boy, do her fans love her! We had such fun with her last night. She was engaging, funny, generous, warm, and wise. She certainly delivered and more!”
- Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures