Kami Garcia

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Kami Garcia
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Kami Garcia at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
Born Kami Marin
(1972-03-25) March 25, 1972 (age 45)
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 2009–present
Genre Children's fantasy, science fiction, adventure novels
Notable works Beautiful Creatures
Spouse Alex Garcia
Relatives Robert Marin (father)

Kami Garcia (born March 25, 1972) is an American writer.


She grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, but currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Garcia is a teacher and reading specialist with an MA in education, and leads book groups for children and teenagers. She formerly taught in the Washington D.C. area until she moved to Los Angeles. In addition to teaching, she was a professional artist. She still lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son and daughter.[1]

She is the co-author, along with her friend Margaret Stohl of the Caster Chronicles book series, starting with Beautiful Creatures. The series, currently consisting of four books and a novella is generally classified as a contemporary young adult fantasy novel, with particular interest for teens. It is set in the fictional small town of Gatlin, South Carolina in the Southern United States, and deals with a group of townspeople, friends, witches (called "Casters" in the books), and numerous other magical creatures.

The first book, Beautiful Creatures reached International Bestseller Status and is on The New York Times Best Seller List. It has been published in 39 countries and translated into 28 languages. It was made into the 2013 film Beautiful Creatures.[1][2]



Caster Chronicles series
  1. Beautiful Creatures (2009) ISBN 978-0-316-23168-8
  2. Beautiful Darkness (2010) ISBN 978-0-316-12917-6
  3. Dream Dark (2011) e-novella only[3]
  4. Beautiful Chaos (2011) ISBN 978-0-316-19306-1
  5. Beautiful Redemption (2012) ISBN 978-0-316-21460-5
Garcia at the Miami Book Fair International 2014
Dangerous Creatures series (Caster Chronicles spin-offs)
  1. Dangerous Dream (2013) e-novella only[4]
  2. Dangerous Creatures (2014) ISBN 978-0-316-37031-8
  3. Dangerous Deception (2015) ISBN 978-0-316-38363-9
Legion series
  1. Unbreakable. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 1 October 2013. ISBN 978-0-316-21020-1. 
  2. Unmarked. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 30 September 2014. ISBN 978-0-316-21022-5. 

Short Stories[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Beautiful Creatures: Authors". Beautifulcreaturesauthors.com. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  2. ^ Tishgart, Sierra. "Authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl on 'Beautiful Redemption'". TeenVogue.com. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Dream Dark". kamigarcia.com. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Books". kamigarcia.com. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Enthralled : Paranormal Diversions". Worldcat.org. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 

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