Gwenda Bond is a native of Bond, Kentucky, which is located deep within the Daniel Boone Royal Forest. Whenever the subject of the anemic Hoosier National Forest arises—as it does with satisfying infrequency—she suppresses a chuckle.
She was raised to believe that Indiana provides a crucial role in keeping Kentucky from falling into Tennessee, but otherwise has spent entire years sparing no thought for the "democracies" in the flatlands.
Bond was an early adopter of the new computronic technologies, investing in one of Professor Smee's first steam-driven Blogatrons in the years between the Anglo Wars. The expertise she developed in operating the machine was widely recognized, and quickly saw her named Lovelace Professor of Computronics and Electrick Ideation at the University of Old Kentucky, an appointment handed down by Lord Governor Clooney himself.