|Roxanne Longstreet Conrad|
|Born||April 27, 1962|
|Pen name||Rachel Caine
|Genres||fantasy, suspense, mystery, science fiction, romance, young adult|
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Published works
- 2.1 as Rachel Caine
- 2.2 as Roxanne Longstreet
- 2.3 as Roxanne Conrad
- 2.4 as Ian Hammel
- 2.5 as Julie Fortune
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Caine grew up in west Texas and graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas, in 1980. She is a 1985 graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in accounting (with a minor in music). Caine has been writing and publishing novels and short stories since 1990. She is a former professional musician who has the distinction of having played with such musical legends as Henry Mancini, Peter Nero, and John Williams. She is also an avid movie buff and TV watcher and says she "prefers a good stout Guinness to wimpy American beers."
In September 2008 Caine accepted a full-time job as a Director of Corporate Communications for a large multinational company, having taken an eight-month hiatus for most of 2008 to complete pressing deadlines. She lives in north Texas with her husband, artist Cat Conrad. Caine again left her job to return to writing full-time in April 2010. Caine does most of her writing in a coffee shop near her home. Caine listens to music while she writes, the playlist changing from project to project.
as Rachel Caine
The Weather Warden series
- Ill Wind (December 2003, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-45952-0)
- Heat Stroke (August 2004, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-45984-9)
- Chill Factor (January 2005, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46010-3)
- Windfall (November 2005, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46057-X)
- Firestorm (September 2006, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46104-5)
- Thin Air (August 2007, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46163-0)
- Gale Force (August 2008, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46223-8)
- Cape Storm (August 2009, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46284-X)
- Total Eclipse (August 2010, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46345-5)
Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden, part of an organization that rents space from the UN. Their mission is supposed to be alleviating natural disasters before millions of people die. Joanne shows up on the run, in her hot Mustang Delilah, from a murder of which she has been accused; she thinks if she can find Lewis Orwell, with all three Warden capabilities—Earth, Fire, and Weather—who is in hiding, she can get help. Lewis' last known action among the Wardens was to steal three bottles containing Djinn, the supernatural beings many of which partner with Wardens to do their work. Her life becomes one huge complication as she learns a lot of truths people don't want her to know.
The Red Letter Days series
- Devil's Bargain (August 2005, Silhouette Bombshell, ISBN 0-373-51367-4)
- Devil's Due (January 2006, Silhouette Bombshell, ISBN 0-373-51387-9)
The Morganville Vampires series
- Glass Houses (October 2006, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-21994-5)
- The Dead Girls' Dance (April 2007, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22089-7)
- Midnight Alley (October 2007, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22238-5)
- Feast of Fools (June 2008, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22463-9)
- Lord of Misrule (January 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22572-4)
- Carpe Corpus (June 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22719-0)
- Fade Out (November 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22866-9)
- Kiss of Death (April 27, 2010, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22973-8)
- Ghost Town (October 26, 2010, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-23161-9)
- Bite Club (May 3, 2011, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-23318-2)
- Last Breath (November 1, 2011, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-23487-2)
- Black Dawn (May 1, 2012, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-749-04055-0)
- Bitter Blood (November 6, 2012, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-23811-5)
- Fall Of Night (May 7, 2013, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-41425-0)
- Daylighters (November 5, 2013, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-41427-6)
The Athena Force series
The Outcast Season series
- Undone (February 3, 2009, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46261-0)
- Unknown (February 3, 2010, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46309-9)
- Unseen (February 1, 2011, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46383-8)
- Unbroken (February 7, 2012, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46442-7)
On August 24, 2007, Caine announced on her mailing list and her blog that she had sold a four-book series called "Outcast Season" to Roc Books. Describing the upcoming series, she said "This series is a spin-off of the Weather Warden series, and will follow the story of a Djinn who's been cut off from her fellows, and must rely on the goodwill of a Warden partner for her very existence. Along the way, she has to face enemies and challenges that the Djinn can't, or won't face themselves." The series has been published yearly in February since 2009.
The Revivalist series
- Working Stiff (August 2, 2011, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46413-3, paperback, 320pp)
- Two Weeks' Notice (August 7, 2012, Roc, ISBN 0451464621, paperback, 320pp)
- Terminated (30th September2013)
- "Roman Holiday, or SPQ-Arrrrrr" in My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon (2007)
- "All Hallows" in The Eternal Kiss (2009)
- "Even a Rabbit Will Bite" in Dark and Stormy Knights (2010)
Stand alone novels
- "Prince of Shadows" (4th February 2014) A retelling of Romeo and Juliet from Benvolio Montague's point of view.
as Roxanne Longstreet
- Stormriders: A Shadow World Novel (September 1990, Iron Crown Enterprises, ISBN 1-55806-138-X, Paperback, 300pp)
- The Undead (February 1993, Zebra, ISBN 0-8217-4068-7, Paperback)
- Red Angel (April 1994, Zebra, ISBN 0-8217-4532-8, Paperback, 352pp)
- Cold Kiss (January 1995, Zebra, ISBN 0-8217-4812-2, Paperback, 256pp)
- Slow Burn (March 1996, Pinnacle, ISBN 0-7860-0241-7, Paperback)
as Roxanne Conrad
- Copper Moon (July 1997, Onyx, ISBN 0-451-19164-1, Paperback, 352pp)
- Bridge of Shadows (November 1998, Onyx, ISBN 0-451-19166-8, Paperback, 352pp)
- Exile, Texas (November 2003, Five Star Mystery, ISBN 1-59414-071-5, Hardcover, 304pp)
as Ian Hammel
as Julie Fortune
- Sacrifice Moon (Stargate SG-1) (September 2004 (UK)/July 2006 (US), Fandemonium, ISBN 0-9547343-1-9)
- Bexte, Martina (February 2004). "Rachel Caine e-interviewed". BookLoons.
- Smith, Cynthia Leitich (2006-10-09). "Author Interview: Rachel Caine on Glass Houses". Cynsations.
- Martindale, David (July 9, 2009). "Third name is the charm for woman who was leery of being author". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Warner, Bethany K. (2006-04-11). "Author Answers with Rachel Caine". Word Nerd.
- Halvorsen, Barry (July 22, 2007). "Recommended books in young adult series". Victoria Advocate.
- "Athena Force page". eHarlequin.com.
- Caine, Rachel (2007-08-24). "Outcast Season! And upcoming cake-serving events!". The Weather Report.
- "Sacrifice Moon page". Fandemonium Ltd.
- Interview by Lola Sparks at Purple Pens
- Interview with Michael A. Ventrella, April 4, 2010.
- Fowler, Jimmy (January 26, 2011). "Making a Killing: A Fort Worth author turns a mythical, bloodsucking Texas town into big-time success". Fort Worth Weekly. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
- Rachel Caine official site
- Rachel Caine's LiveJournal
- Roxanne Longstreet Conrad site
- Rachel Caine at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Bibliography at Fantastic Fiction
- Rachel Caine at Versátil Ediciones