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About Richelle

Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens.  Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master in Teaching (Middle & High School English) degree from the University of Washington. In the end, she decided writing was the way for her but believes all of her education prepared her for it.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When not writing,, she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. Lots of dresses. She is a self-professed coffee addict, fights a constant (and losing) battle with procrastination, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.

Her books


Georgina Kincaid series (adult)

As if love wasn't hard enough! Imagine not being able to touch your boyfriend without sucking away his soul. Welcome to the world of Georgina Kincaid, a reluctant succubus who always seems to find herself in the middle of supernatural intrigue...

Books: "Succubus Blues", "Succubus On Top", "Succubus Dreams", "Succubus Dreams", "Succubus Shadows" and "Succubus Revealed".


Dark Swan series (adult)

Eugenie Markham didn't want any of this. Until now, she's been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures. When a prophecy makes her the Otherworld's most popular bachelorette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that begin emerging from her past...

Books: "Storm Born", "Thorn Queen", "Iron Crowned" and "Shadow Heir".


Vampire Academy series (young adult)

Two races of vampires walk our world. The Moroi are alive and wield elemental magical, while the Strigoi are undead and evil--feeding on the innocent to survive. Rose Hathaway--a half-vampire with poor impulse control--is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose's real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors...

The VA series has received honors from the American Library Association and been #1 on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists.

Books: "Vampire Academy", "Frostbite", "Shadow Kiss", "Blood Promise", "Spirit Bound" and "Last Sacrifice".


Bloodlines series (young adult)

Rose's story might have wrapped up in the Vampire Academy series, but there's still lots more to tell about the other characters from that world. This spin-off series centers around Sydney the Alchemist, a human teen who's part of a group to keep the existence of vampires secret from the world. Sydney's spent her entire life being taught that vampires and dhampirs are evil and unnatural, but all that's about to change when she's forced into hiding with Jill, Adrian, and Eddie...

Books: (published so far) "Bloodlines", "The Golden Lily". "The Indigo Spell" will be available February 12, 2013.


Richelle has also participated in several anthologies such as:

- "Kisses From Hell", story titled "Sunshine".

- "Immortal: Love Stories With Bite", with "Blue Moon".

- "Eternal Lover", with "City of Demons".

- "Dreams And Desires", with "Brushstrokes".

- "Foretold", with "Homecoming".

Sources: bio & books.