Richelle Mead

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Richelle Mead
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Richelle Mead - September 2009
Born (1976-11-12) November 12, 1976 (age 37)
Michigan, United States
Occupation Novelist
Alma mater University of Michigan
Period 2007–Present
Genres Fantasy, Young adult fiction
Children 2 sons (2011 + 2014)[1]

www.richellemead.com

Richelle Mead (born November 12, 1976) is a bestselling[2][3] American fantasy author. She is known for the Georgina Kincaid series, Vampire Academy, and the Dark Swan series.

Education and career[edit]

Richelle Mead was born in Michigan,[4] and currently lives in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, Washington, United States.[5] She has three degrees: a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan, a Master of Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Teaching from the University of Washington.[4] Her teaching degree led her to become an 8th grade teacher in suburban Seattle, where she taught social studies and English. She continued writing in her free time, until she sold her first novel, Succubus Blues. After quitting her job to write full-time, her other books quickly followed.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Georgina Kincaid series[edit]

  1. Succubus Blues (February 27, 2007): Nominee - 2007 Reviewers' Choice Awards - Best Urban Fantasy Novel[7]
  2. Succubus on Top (December 18, 2007) (UK title: Succubus Nights)
  3. Succubus Dreams (September 30, 2008)
  4. Succubus Heat (May 26, 2009)
  5. Succubus Shadows (March 30, 2010)
  6. Succubus Revealed (August 30, 2011)

Dark Swan series[edit]

  1. Storm Born (August 5, 2008): Nominee - 2008 Reviewers' Choice Awards - Best Urban Fantasy Novel [8]
  2. Thorn Queen (July 28, 2009)
  3. Iron Crowned (February 22, 2011)
  4. Shadow Heir (December 27, 2011)[9]

Age of X Series[edit]

  1. Gameboard of the Gods (June 4, 2013)
  2. The Immortal Crown (May 29, 2014)

Young adult novels[edit]

Vampire Academy series[edit]

Main article: Vampire Academy
  1. Vampire Academy (August 16, 2007):Library Association: 2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers [10]
  2. Frostbite (April 10, 2008): Library Association: 2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers [11]
  3. Shadow Kiss (November 13, 2008)
  4. Blood Promise (25 August 2009)
  5. Spirit Bound (May 18, 2010)*Nominee - 2011 Children's Choice Book Awards - Teen Choice Book of the Year [12]
  6. Last Sacrifice[13] (December 7, 2010)

The first Vampire Academy book was adapted into a movie with the title Vampire Academy.

Bloodlines series[edit]

Mead is writing a six-book spin-off series featuring characters in the Vampire Academy series: Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian. "Spin off series takes place in the same universe as Vampire Academy. Same rules, same races. What happens here is that the side characters from Vampire Academy are now the main characters. And so the series will be following Sydney, Jill, Adrian, and Eddie".[14] Mead has confirmed that Bloodlines will be the name of both the series and the first book.

  1. Bloodlines (August 23, 2011, ISBN 1-59514-317-3)
  2. The Golden Lily (June 12, 2012, ISBN 1-59514-318-1)[15]
  3. The Indigo Spell (February 12, 2013)
  4. The Fiery Heart (November 19, 2013)
  5. Silver Shadows (July 29, 2014)
  6. The Ruby Circle (February 2015)

Children's novels[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

  • “Brushstrokes”, Dreams & Desires Vol. 1 (Freya’s Bower, February 2007) (featuring characters from the Georgina Kincaid series)
  • “City of Demons”, Eternal Lover (Kensington, April 2008) (featuring characters from the Georgina Kincaid series)
  • “Blue Moon”, Immortal: Love Stories With Bite (BenBella Books, August 2008)
  • “Sunshine”, Kisses From Hell (HarperTeen, August 2010) (featuring characters from the Vampire Academy series)
  • "Homecoming", Foretold (August 2012) (featuring characters from Vampire Academy series)

Awards and recognitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Félicitations Richelle". 30 August 2011. "Richelle Mead a donné naissance à son petit garçon vendredi dernier" 
  2. ^ "Best Sellers : Children's Books". New York Times. 2008-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Best Sellers : Children's Books". New York Times. 2009-01-09. 
  4. ^ a b "About Richelle". richellemead.com. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  5. ^ Mary Ann Gwinn (August 31, 2009). author Richelle Mead gets a taste of success with Vampire Academy novels. Seattle Times. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  6. ^ "Vampire buzz takes bite in K". Kirkland Reporter. 2009-12-21. 
  7. ^ "Romantic times". Rtbookreviews.com. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  8. ^ "Romanti times 2008". Rtbookreviews.com. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  9. ^ "Richelle Mead's blog". 2011-12-04. 
  10. ^ "ALA". ALA. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  11. ^ "ALA Quick Picks". Ala.org. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  12. ^ Footnote Media Group. "Teen Choice Awards". Bookweekonline.com. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  13. ^ "Vampire Academy Series". Richellemead.com. 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  14. ^ Mess. "Bloodlines by Richelle Mead". Bloodlinesseries.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  15. ^ "The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2) by Richelle Mead - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  16. ^ http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/richelle-mead-named-as-sixth-doctor-who-ebook-author
  17. ^ "2009 PEARL Finalists". ParaNormalRomance. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  18. ^ http://www2.teenreadawards.ca/the-nominees/best-teen-series
  19. ^ "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2010". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  20. ^ "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2010". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  21. ^ "KCA 2012 | Kids' Choice Awards | Nickelodeon". Nick.com. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  22. ^ "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2011". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  23. ^ "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2011". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  24. ^ "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2011". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  25. ^ "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2011". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  26. ^ "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2011". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  27. ^ . Romantic Times http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-awards/nominees-and-winners?year=2013. Retrieved April 11, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  28. ^ . Romantic Times http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-awards/nominees-and-winners?year=2013. Retrieved April 11, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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