Cherie Priest

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Cherie Priest
Cherie Priest in 2009
Cherie Priest in 2009
Born (1975-07-30) July 30, 1975 (age 46)
Florida, United States
GenreHorror, Southern Gothic, Science fiction, steampunk
Notable worksBoneshaker, Maplecroft

Cherie Priest (born July 30, 1975) is an American novelist and blogger living in Seattle, Washington.


Priest is a Florida native, born in Tampa in 1975.[1] She graduated from Forest Lake Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist boarding school in Apopka, Florida in 1993. She moved around quite a bit as a child of an Army father, living in many places such as Florida, Texas, Kentucky, and Tennessee. She moved around regularly until college. In 1998 she graduated with a B.A. from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee, and in 2001 she left the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with an M.A. in Rhetoric/Professional writing.[1] Priest lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee for twelve years and it is there she both set her Eden Moore series and wrote the first two books.[2] In May 2012, she and her husband Aric Annear [1] moved back to Tennessee from Seattle, Washington. In 2017, she returned to live in Seattle.

Although Priest was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church, she has no further contact with the church and claims no religious affiliation.[3][4]

In addition to her novels, Priest was a reviewer for the Bram Stoker Award-winning website Chiaroscuro and currently is a staff member of Subterranean Press. She is a regular attendee and panelist at DragonCon and several other genre conventions around the country such as Penguicon and Steamcon. She is also known for giving talks and writing articles about the hobby of urban exploration.[5]




The Borden Dispatches[edit]

  • Maplecroft, 2014 Roc Books. ISBN 9780451466976.
  • Chapelwood, 2015 Roc Books. ISBN 9780451466983.

Eden Moore series[edit]

Clockwork Century Universe[edit]

Cheshire Red Reports series[edit]

The Cheshire Red Reports concern a vampire thief called Raylene Pendle. Although she prefers to work alone, she acquires a group of misfits who join her in her adventures. These are two young children, a blind vampire and an ex-Navy Seal/Drag Queen. Bloodshot also features the world of urban exploration. The Cheshire Red reports were originally only commissioned as a two book series. There is the possibility of a third book in this series provisionally entitled Sawbones if sufficient interest is expressed.[16]

Other novels[edit]

Short stories and other work[edit]

Articles (non-fiction)[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Trombi, Liza Groen, ed. (September 13, 2010). "Cherie Priest: Pornography & War". Locus.
  2. ^ Martini, Adrienne (October 17, 2007). "Bringing Out the Undead: Cherie Priest's Eden Moore Novels Are Perfect Complements to an October Night". Boston's City Paper. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  3. ^ Davis, Brangien. "2010 Spotlight Award: Cherie Priest". Seattle Magazine. Retrieved February 23, 2012. "Born in Florida, Priest grew up with a penchant for horror and fantasy stories—perhaps because her mother, a Seventh-day Adventist, promised that the Second Coming could happen any minute.
  4. ^ Priest, Cherie (September 27, 2005). "Damn". United States. Archived from the original on September 12, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2012. Since those halcyon days of yore, I’ve more or less left the church and gone my own way …
  5. ^ Priest, Cherie. "The Urban Explorer's Guide to Gently Trespassing". Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2012. Trespassing, or “Urban Exploration” as it is sometimes euphemistically called, has been a hip leisure activity for years. Now this hobby has burgeoned into quite the popular pastime – though as with any field, the influx of trend-surfing amateurs tends to cause problems for the old pros.
  6. ^ Lulu Blooker Blog: And the Winners are Archived November 29, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Past Bram Stoker Nominees & Winners". Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  8. ^ "Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2010 Book Awards". Archived from the original on January 11, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2010.
  9. ^ "2009 Nebula Awards Final Ballot". Retrieved February 19, 2010.
  10. ^ "The 2010 Hugo and John W. Campbell Award Nominees". AussieCon 4. April 4, 2010. Archived from the original on January 21, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2010.
  11. ^ "2010 Locus Awards Winners". 26 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  12. ^ "Fiction Book Review: Not Flesh Nor Feathers by Cherie Priest, Author . Tor $14.95 (365p) ISBN 978-0-7653-1310-2". Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Cherie Priest - Fiddlehead cover art reveal!". 18 February 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
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  15. ^ "Bloodshot by Cherie Priest". Retrieved Dec 7, 2010.
  16. ^ "This many things make a post - The Haunt*The Haunt*". Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  17. ^ Kirkus Reviews, June 24, 2018,
  18. ^ " » The Stories". Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Tanglefoot - complete short story". Archived from the original on June 3, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2012.

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