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Gwendolyn Womack grew up in Houston, Texas. She studied theatre at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and then moved to California to pursue an MFA in directing theatre, video, and cinema at California Institute of the Arts. She lives near Los Angeles with her husband and son. The Memory Painter is her first novel.

Reviews

"A sweeping, mesmerizing feat of absolute magic. Ten thousand love stories, tales of revenge, inventions, histories, mysteries, and memories combine to serve up a complex and utterly riveting novel that leaves you with feelings of awe and wonder. A star is born!"--M. J. Rose, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Witch of Painted Sorrows
""In "The Memory Painter," Gwendolyn Womack delivers a multi-layered debut novel like no other: passing through the veils of time and brimming with history, mystery, science, intrigue, and passion."--Katherine Neville, "New York Times" and No. 1 internationally bestselling author
"Layers of past and present form a rich pastry of a narrative--poignant and thoughtful, rich and suspenseful, filled with intrigue and dripping with meaning. Womack's meditation on the beautiful mystery of memory is a riveting read from cover to cover, leaving us with the breathless realization that while grief may be eternal, so is love."--Charlie Lovett, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Bookman's Tale "and "First Impressions"


"In "The Memory Painter," Gwendolyn Womack delivers a multi-layered debut novel like no other: passing through the veils of time and brimming with history, mystery, science, intrigue, and passion."--Katherine Neville, "New York Times" and No. 1 internationally bestselling author
""The Memory Painter" is an absolute masterpiece. Spellbinding from beginning to end, this brilliantly woven tale of time-crossed lovers will keep you hooked well into the wee hours. Gwendolyn Womack is a storytelling virtuosa, whose sexy, action-packed mind-boggler of a book is destined to become a classic." --Anne Fortier, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Juliet" and "The Lost Sisterhood
""A sweeping, mesmerizing feat of absolute magic. Ten thousand love stories, tales of revenge, inventions, histories, mysteries, and memories combine to serve up a complex and utterly riveting novel that leaves you with feelings of awe and wonder. A star is born!"--M. J. Rose, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Witch of Painted Sorrows
""Layers of past and present form a rich pastry of a narrative--poignant and thoughtful, rich and suspenseful, filled with intrigue and dripping with meaning. Womack's meditation on the beautiful mystery of memory is a riveting read from cover to cover, leaving us with the breathless realization that while grief may be eternal, so is love."--Charlie Lovett, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Bookman's Tale "and "First Impressions"


"It's best not to try to analyze the ambitious plot of this thriller, which combines romance, fantasy, and adventure; just hang on for a wild and entertaining ride around the world and through the centuries back to ancient Egypt."--"Library Journal "(starred review)
"In "The Memory Painter," Gwendolyn Womack delivers a multi-layered debut novel like no other: passing through the veils of time and brimming with history, mystery, science, intrigue, and passion."--Katherine Neville, "New York Times" and No. 1 internationally bestselling author
""The Memory Painter" is an absolute masterpiece. Spellbinding from beginning to end, this brilliantly woven tale of time-crossed lovers will keep you hooked well into the wee hours. Gwendolyn Womack is a storytelling virtuosa, whose sexy, action-packed mind-boggler of a book is destined to become a classic." --Anne Fortier, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Juliet" and "The Lost Sisterhood
""A sweeping, mesmerizing feat of absolute magic. Ten thousand love stories, tales of revenge, inventions, histories, mysteries, and memories combine to serve up a complex and utterly riveting novel that leaves you with feelings of awe and wonder. A star is born!"--M. J. Rose, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Witch of Painted Sorrows
""Layers of past and present form a rich pastry of a narrative--poignant and thoughtful, rich and suspenseful, filled with intrigue and dripping with meaning. Womack's meditation on the beautiful mystery of memory is a riveting read from cover to cover, leaving us with the breathless realization that while grief may be eternal, so is love."--Charlie Lovett, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Bookman's Tale "and "First Impressions"

Gwendolyn Womack's tale dazzles. "US Weekly (Standout Spring Novels)"

The guy-meets-girl story as you've never heard it before...A mind-explosion of a journey ensues that involves time travel, mystery, love, and a whole lot of plot twists. "Refinery29"

Suspenseful and ambitious...We predict "The Memory Painter"'s story of love and revenge will be one of 2015's biggest literary hits. "Paste Magazine (Best New Books of the Month)"

It's a thriller as well as a love story, spanning 10,000 years of history. And it sounds freaking mental. "io9, The Most Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the Month"

A time-travel tale, stylishly told. "Elle Canada"

Womack's debut is one of those rare works that impresses from the first vivid, unsettling scene, gradually building an atmosphere of secrecy and trepidation that ensures that the suspense remains high throughout. Part mystery, part science-fiction plot and part romance, this is a novel with broad cross-genre appeal, and the well-drawn scenes and flashes of humor and insight give this thriller a rare depth as well. "RT Book Reviews"

It's best not to try to analyze the ambitious plot of this thriller, which combines romance, fantasy, and adventure; just hang on for a wild and entertaining ride around the world and through the centuries back to ancient Egypt. "Library Journal (starred review)"

A page turner that will keep readers up late into the night. Readers who love adventure, romance and fantasy will love this book. "The Vancouver Sun"

Womack makes a romantic case for the existence of destiny...and does a beautiful job...Dive into this sweeping, romantic journey that will leave you breathless and a little unsure of where in time you've landed. "Kirkus Reviews (One of the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Reads of the Month)"

Well-drawn historical flashbacks, engaging characters, and a twisty ending make this thrilling blend of neuroscience, romance, and ancient worlds good bets for "Da Vinci Code "and "Outlander "fans. "Booklist"

Some debuts cause a stir. [But] "The Memory Painter" makes quite a splash... On its surface, "The Memory Painter" reads like sci-fi. Fundamentally it speaks to the cultural, emotional, and spiritual connectedness that binds us all. "New York Journal of Books"

"The Memory Painter "is romantic and fun, full of history and science teased out at the perfect pace. "BookRiot"

Womack has crafted a dark story defined by fast-paced prose that at moments sings poetic...at the novel's conclusion, all story threads have been tightened into a snug, satisfying knot. "ZYZZYVA"

The chapters recounting [Bryan and Linz's] past lives are chock full of interesting historical tidbits...like being on a movie-themed ride at Disneyland. "Publishers Weekly"

In "The Memory Painter," Gwendolyn Womack delivers a multi-layered debut novel like no other: passing through the veils of time and brimming with history, mystery, science, intrigue, and passion. "Katherine Neville, New York Times and No. 1 internationally bestselling author"

"The Memory Painter" is an absolute masterpiece. Spellbinding from beginning to end, this brilliantly woven tale of time-crossed lovers will keep you hooked well into the wee hours. Gwendolyn Womack is a storytelling virtuosa, whose sexy, action-packed mind-boggler of a book is destined to become a classic. "Anne Fortier, New York Times bestselling author of Juliet and The Lost Sisterhood"

A sweeping, mesmerizing feat of absolute magic. Ten thousand love stories, tales of revenge, inventions, histories, mysteries, and memories combine to serve up a complex and utterly riveting novel that leaves you with feelings of awe and wonder. A star is born! "M. J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author of The Witch of Painted Sorrows"

Layers of past and present form a rich pastry of a narrative--poignant and thoughtful, rich and suspenseful, filled with intrigue and dripping with meaning. Womack's meditation on the beautiful mystery of memory is a riveting read from cover to cover, leaving us with the breathless realization that while grief may be eternal, so is love. "Charlie Lovett, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale and First Impressions""


Gwendolyn Womack's tale dazzles. US Weekly (Standout Spring Novels)

The guy-meets-girl story as you've never heard it before...A mind-explosion of a journey ensues that involves time travel, mystery, love, and a whole lot of plot twists. Refinery29

Suspenseful and ambitious...We predict The Memory Painter's story of love and revenge will be one of 2015's biggest literary hits. Paste Magazine (Best New Books of the Month)

It's a thriller as well as a love story, spanning 10,000 years of history. And it sounds freaking mental. io9, The Most Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the Month

A time-travel tale, stylishly told. Elle Canada

Womack's debut is one of those rare works that impresses from the first vivid, unsettling scene, gradually building an atmosphere of secrecy and trepidation that ensures that the suspense remains high throughout. Part mystery, part science-fiction plot and part romance, this is a novel with broad cross-genre appeal, and the well-drawn scenes and flashes of humor and insight give this thriller a rare depth as well. RT Book Reviews

It's best not to try to analyze the ambitious plot of this thriller, which combines romance, fantasy, and adventure; just hang on for a wild and entertaining ride around the world and through the centuries back to ancient Egypt. Library Journal (starred review)

A page turner that will keep readers up late into the night. Readers who love adventure, romance and fantasy will love this book. The Vancouver Sun

Womack makes a romantic case for the existence of destiny...and does a beautiful job...Dive into this sweeping, romantic journey that will leave you breathless and a little unsure of where in time you've landed. Kirkus Reviews (One of the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Reads of the Month)

Well-drawn historical flashbacks, engaging characters, and a twisty ending make this thrilling blend of neuroscience, romance, and ancient worlds good bets for Da Vinci Code and Outlander fans. Booklist

Some debuts cause a stir. [But] The Memory Painter makes quite a splash... On its surface, The Memory Painter reads like sci-fi. Fundamentally it speaks to the cultural, emotional, and spiritual connectedness that binds us all. New York Journal of Books

The Memory Painter is romantic and fun, full of history and science teased out at the perfect pace. BookRiot

Womack has crafted a dark story defined by fast-paced prose that at moments sings poetic...at the novel's conclusion, all story threads have been tightened into a snug, satisfying knot. ZYZZYVA

The chapters recounting [Bryan and Linz's] past lives are chock full of interesting historical tidbits...like being on a movie-themed ride at Disneyland. Publishers Weekly

In The Memory Painter, Gwendolyn Womack delivers a multi-layered debut novel like no other: passing through the veils of time and brimming with history, mystery, science, intrigue, and passion. Katherine Neville, New York Times and No. 1 internationally bestselling author

The Memory Painter is an absolute masterpiece. Spellbinding from beginning to end, this brilliantly woven tale of time-crossed lovers will keep you hooked well into the wee hours. Gwendolyn Womack is a storytelling virtuosa, whose sexy, action-packed mind-boggler of a book is destined to become a classic. Anne Fortier, New York Times bestselling author of Juliet and The Lost Sisterhood

A sweeping, mesmerizing feat of absolute magic. Ten thousand love stories, tales of revenge, inventions, histories, mysteries, and memories combine to serve up a complex and utterly riveting novel that leaves you with feelings of awe and wonder. A star is born! M. J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author of The Witch of Painted Sorrows

Layers of past and present form a rich pastry of a narrative--poignant and thoughtful, rich and suspenseful, filled with intrigue and dripping with meaning. Womack's meditation on the beautiful mystery of memory is a riveting read from cover to cover, leaving us with the breathless realization that while grief may be eternal, so is love. Charlie Lovett, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale and First Impressions

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"Gwendolyn Womack's tale dazzles." --US Weekly (Standout Spring Novels)

"The guy-meets-girl story as you've never heard it before...A mind-explosion of a journey ensues that involves time travel, mystery, love, and a whole lot of plot twists." --Refinery29

"Suspenseful and ambitious...We predict The Memory Painter's story of love and revenge will be one of 2015's biggest literary hits." --Paste Magazine (Best New Books of the Month)

"It's a thriller as well as a love story, spanning 10,000 years of history. And it sounds freaking mental." --io9, The Most Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the Month

"A time-travel tale, stylishly told." --Elle Canada

"Womack's debut is one of those rare works that impresses from the first vivid, unsettling scene, gradually building an atmosphere of secrecy and trepidation that ensures that the suspense remains high throughout. Part mystery, part science-fiction plot and part romance, this is a novel with broad cross-genre appeal, and the well-drawn scenes and flashes of humor and insight give this thriller a rare depth as well." --RT Book Reviews

"It's best not to try to analyze the ambitious plot of this thriller, which combines romance, fantasy, and adventure; just hang on for a wild and entertaining ride around the world and through the centuries back to ancient Egypt." --Library Journal (starred review)

"A page turner that will keep readers up late into the night. Readers who love adventure, romance and fantasy will love this book." --The Vancouver Sun

"Womack makes a romantic case for the existence of destiny...and does a beautiful job...Dive into this sweeping, romantic journey that will leave you breathless and a little unsure of where in time you've landed." --Kirkus Reviews (One of the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Reads of the Month)

"Well-drawn historical flashbacks, engaging characters, and a twisty ending make this thrilling blend of neuroscience, romance, and ancient worlds good bets for Da Vinci Code and Outlander fans." --Booklist

"Some debuts cause a stir. [But] The Memory Painter makes quite a splash... On its surface, The Memory Painter reads like sci-fi. Fundamentally it speaks to the cultural, emotional, and spiritual connectedness that binds us all." --New York Journal of Books

"The Memory Painter is romantic and fun, full of history and science teased out at the perfect pace." --BookRiot

"Womack has crafted a dark story defined by fast-paced prose that at moments sings poetic...at the novel's conclusion, all story threads have been tightened into a snug, satisfying knot." --ZYZZYVA

"The chapters recounting [Bryan and Linz's] past lives are chock full of interesting historical tidbits...like being on a movie-themed ride at Disneyland." --Publishers Weekly

"In The Memory Painter, Gwendolyn Womack delivers a multi-layered debut novel like no other: passing through the veils of time and brimming with history, mystery, science, intrigue, and passion." --Katherine Neville, New York Times and No. 1 internationally bestselling author

"The Memory Painter is an absolute masterpiece. Spellbinding from beginning to end, this brilliantly woven tale of time-crossed lovers will keep you hooked well into the wee hours. Gwendolyn Womack is a storytelling virtuosa, whose sexy, action-packed mind-boggler of a book is destined to become a classic." --Anne Fortier, New York Times bestselling author of Juliet and The Lost Sisterhood

"A sweeping, mesmerizing feat of absolute magic. Ten thousand love stories, tales of revenge, inventions, histories, mysteries, and memories combine to serve up a complex and utterly riveting novel that leaves you with feelings of awe and wonder. A star is born!" --M. J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author of The Witch of Painted Sorrows

"Layers of past and present form a rich pastry of a narrative--poignant and thoughtful, rich and suspenseful, filled with intrigue and dripping with meaning. Womack's meditation on the beautiful mystery of memory is a riveting read from cover to cover, leaving us with the breathless realization that while grief may be eternal, so is love." --Charlie Lovett, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale and First Impressions

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