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Seanan McGuire

USA flag (1978 - )

aka Mira Grant

Seanan McGuire is a native Californian, which has resulted in her being exceedingly laid-back about venomous wildlife, and terrified of weather. When not writing urban fantasy (as herself) and science fiction thrillers (as Mira Grant), she likes to watch way too many horror movies, wander around in swamps, record albums of original music, and harass her cats.

Seanan is the author of the October Daye, InCryptid, and Indexing series of urban fantasies; the Newsflesh trilogy; the Parasitology duology; and the "Velveteen vs." superhero shorts. Her cats, Lilly, Alice, and Thomas, are plotting world domination even as we speak, but are easily distracted by feathers on sticks, so mankind is probably safe. For now.

Seanan's favorite things include the X-Men, folklore, and the Black Death. No, seriously. She writes all biographies in the third person, because it's easier that way.
Seanan McGuire recommends
The Shadow Reader (2011)
(McKenzie Lewis, book 1)
Sandy Williams
"Sexy and fun, this is a must."
The Shambling Guide to New York City (2013)
(Shambling Guides, book 1)
Mur Lafferty
"Nothing short of delightful."
Wisp of a Thing (2013)
(Tufa, book 2)
Alex Bledsoe
"Beautifully written, surprisingly moving, and unexpected in the best of ways."
Celebromancy (2013)
(Ree Reyes, book 2)
Michael R Underwood
"Geekomancy is a glorious blender of genres... absolutely steller."
The Witches of Echo Park (2015)
(Echo Park Coven, book 1)
Amber Benson
"Dark, delicious, and devilishly intricate. a spellbinding winner."
Within These Walls (2015)
Ania Ahlborn
"Cruel, bone chilling, and destined to become a classic, WITHIN THESE WALLS is worth the sleep it will cost you. Some of the most promising horror I’ve encountered in years."
Witches of Lychford (2015)
(Witches of Lychford, book 1)
Paul Cornell
"Beautifully written, perfectly cruel, and ultimately kind. This is Cornell at the height of his craft."
Fix (2016)
(Mancer, book 3)
Ferrett Steinmetz
"Hot, inventive, and exciting!."
Phantom Pains (2017)
(Arcadia Project, book 2)
Mishell Baker
"Smart, snappy, fast, fantastic. You will not be sorry you read this."
Cormorant Run (2017)
(Bannon and Clare, book 4)
Lilith Saintcrow
"Lilith Saintcrow is at the top of her game."
The Tiger's Daughter (2017)
(Bright Ascendency, book 1)
K Arsenault Rivera
"Delicate, intricate, inevitable... a stunning debut. It took my breath away."
Deep Roots (2018)
(Innsmouth Legacy, book 2)
Ruthanna Emrys
"This is wicked for the Cthulhu Mythos."

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