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Lexington Author To Write Novel Based On ‘Stranger Things’

Posted at 1:53 PM, Jun 08, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington-based author Gwenda Bond has been tapped to write the first novel based on the Netflix Show ‘Stranger Things’.

The sci-fi series’ 80’s nostalgia captured the attention of America, and now it is getting a prequel, courtesy of Gwenda Bond.

"A few months ago I agreed to take on this project and have desperately been keeping the secret ever since," she told LEX 18.

On Friday, the Kentucky author announced that she will be writing the first ‘Stranger Things’ novel. She says she is a big fan of the series.

"Absolutely! I’m a huge fan of the show and also kind of the things that it draws from, the early Stephen King books, all of the Steven Spielberg movies," she said. 

The book will be set in 1969/1970 and will tell delve into the life of Terry, the mother of the ‘Stranger Things’ character Eleven, who has supernatural powers. The story will tell about Terry’s time in the MK Ultra program. 

"I think people are going to get a lot of extra insight into that character and into Eleven’s family history," Bond said.

Bond is no stranger to making her mark on beloved characters and stories. She’s also written novels about Superman heroine Lois Lane. Bond is excited to add her touch to yet another piece of American pop culture.

"I’m honored to get to add to something that people love so much!" 

Bond’s novel is set to debut in Spring 2019. Season three of ‘Stranger Things’ will premiere on Netflix early 2019.