November 29, 2022

Rainbow Rowell Bio, Age, Husband, Books, Fangirl, Attachments, Carry On, Wayward Son

 Rainbow Rowell Biography

Rainbow Rowell is an American author of young adult and adult contemporary novels. Rowell’s young adult Fangirl in 2013, novels Eleanor & Park in 2013 and Carry On in 2015 have been subjects of critical acclaim. Currently, Rowell the writer of the 2017 revival of Marvel Comics’ Runaways.

Rainbow Rowell Age

Rowell was born on February 24, 1973 in Nebraska, U.S. She is 46 years old as of 2018.fangirl rainbow rowell.

Rainbow Rowell Husband

Rowell is married to Kai and the two lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her two sons.  

Rainbow Rowell Attachmens

From 1995 to 2012, Rowell was a columnist and ad copywriter at the Omaha World-Herald.
After leaving her position as a columnist, she started working for an ad agency and writing what would become her first published novel, Attachments, as a pastime. During this period, Rowell had a baby and stopped working on the manuscript for two years. The novel, a contemporary romantic comedy about a company’s IT guy who falls in love with a woman whose email he has been monitoring, was published in 2011. It was listed by Kirkus Reviews as one of the outstanding debuts that year.

Fangirl Rainbow Rowell

Rowell completed the first draft of her young adult novel Fangirl for National Novel Writing Month in 2012. She published Fangirl and Eleanor & Park, another young adult novel in 2013. Both were named as among the best young adult fiction of the year by The New York Times. Amazon chose Eleanor & Park as one of the 10 best books of 2013 and as Goodreads’ best young adult fiction of the year. Eleanor & Park’s rights were reverted back to Rainbow Rowell by DreamWorks to make into a movie.

Rainbow Rowell Photo

In 2013, Rowell’s work gained some negative attention when a parents’ group at a Minnesota high school challenged Eleanor & Park and Rowell was disinvited to a library event; a panel ultimately determined that the book could stay on library shelves. In an interview, Rowell stated that the material that these parents were calling “profane” was what many kids in difficult situations realistically had to deal with and that when those people called Eleanor & Park an obscene story, she felt like they were saying that rising above your situation it was not possible.

landline Rainbow Rowell

Rowell’s fourth novel named Landline, a contemporary adult novel about a marriage in trouble, was released on July 8, 2014. Rowell signed a two-book deal Also in 2014, with First Second to author two young adult graphic novels, the first of which will be illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks.

Carry On Rainbow Rowell

Rowell announced in December 2014 that her fifth book, Carry On, would be published in October 2015 which was published on October 6, 2015. Carry On is about the book series central to the plot of Fangirl. It acts as the eighth book in a fictional series by Gemma T. Leslie about a boy “mage” called Simon Snow who goes to a “magickal” school called Watford. In his eighth year at school, Simon struggles to come to terms with his calling as the “Chosen One” meant to destroy the Insidious Humdrum, a magical force destroying the “world of mages.” Simon Snow embarks on his quest with his best friend Penelope and his girlfriend Agatha, all the while struggling with T. Basilton “Baz” Pitch, his vampire nemesis. The novel is a standalone book since it exists in a fantasy world and within Fangirl was part of a series. It is heavily about the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and many presume the characters Simon Snow and Baz Pitch to be based off Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy of the Harry Potter universe.

Wayward Son Rainbow Rowell

Rowell announced on June 3, 2018, via Twitter that she is currently working on her sixth novel, , a sequel to Carry On and that it will be published sometime in 2019. She has written a screenplay adaptation for Eleanor & Park, which was originally with DreamWorks, although the rights have reverted.

Rainbow Rowell Books

Young adults

  • Eleanor & Park (2013)
  • Fangirl (2013)
  • Carry On (2015)
  • Wayward Son (2019)
  • Pumpkinheads (2019)


  • Attachments (2011)
  • Landline (2014)

Short fiction

  • “Midnights”, My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, ed. Stephanie Perkins (2014)[23]
  • Kindred Spirits (World Book Day Edition) (2016)

Comic Books

  • Runaways (2017)