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Gwendolyn Gray Sequel Explores Mental Illness, Trauma and a Hero’s Transformation


ST. PAUL, MN, November 8, 2019 – Only weeks after defeating the monstrous Abscess and saying goodbye to the best friends she’s ever had, Gwendolyn Gray must face new enemies plus a growing darkness within herself, this time with the help of faerie magic in The Fantastical Exploits of Gwendolyn Gray, the highly-anticipated sequel to The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray (2018), coming to bookshelves April 28, 2020.

Heroes never return from adventure unchanged, and Gwendolyn Gray knows this better than anyone. She faces a new darkness within herself—with no help or comfort from her friends Sparrow and Starling. On top of that, the City is only getting worse. When the Faceless Gentlemen return to menace her again, Gwendolyn escapes to the lands of the Fae. But even the dreamlike Faeoria holds dangers that even she could never have imagined. Gwendolyn must learn to control her magic and manage her internal struggles if she ever hopes to defeat the villainous forces that control the City, find Sparrow and Starling, and save the people she loves.

B. A. Williamson is the author of The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray and The Fantastical Exploits of Gwendolyn Gray. When not mining the unfathomable depths of consciousness for new words to sling, he can be found wandering Indianapolis, directing plays, child taming, and probably singing entirely too loud. Please direct all complaints and your darkest secrets to @bawrites or

Praise for The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray, book one

“Williamson skillfully blends a dystopian society with a steampunk adventure and a coming-of-age journey. Fans of classic adventures like Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz will adore Gwendolyn.”—Booklist

“A fantastic, whimsical, and thoroughly satisfying book. Crossing multiple worlds and filled with pirates, steampunk-style gadgetry, magic, and a wonderfully creepy nemesis, the story is highly original and entertaining.”—Foreword Magazine, starred review

The Fantastical Exploits of Gwendolyn Gray by B. A. Williamson

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Publication date: April 28, 2020

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