November 18, 1981 |
Harrisonburg, Virginia, US
|Genre||Fantasy, young-adult fiction|
- 1 Early life
- 2 Writing career
- 3 Music
- 4 Art
- 5 Bibliography
- 6 Film adaptations
- 7 Recognition
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Stiefvater was born Heidi Hummel in Harrisonburg, Virginia. After being home-schooled from sixth grade on, Maggie Stiefvater attended Mary Washington College, graduating with a B.A. in history. After graduating, she worked as a portrait artist, specializing in equestrian art, which is collected internationally. At 16, she legally changed her first name from Heidi to Margaret. She is married and has two children.
Stiefvater published her first novel, Lament, in 2008. Before Lament had been released, she sold the rights to Ballad, the sequel to Lament, and to Shiver, the first book in The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy.  Shiver spent more than 40 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. In 2010, Linger debuted at the number one spot on the New York Times Bestseller List. There are over 1.7 million copies of The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy in print and more than thirty-six foreign editions have been licensed. 
Stiefvater is also known for her music. She played the highland bagpipes competitively while in college, and began a Celtic band, Ballynoola, that toured on the eastern seaboard. She plays multiple other instruments as well. With her sister, Kate Hummel, she writes and records a piece of music for each novel she releases. These are released to the public in the form of animated book trailers. Stiefvater is also known for drawing on guitars with Sharpie (marker)s and giving them away to fans at major events.
Before turning to writing full-time, Stiefvater was a professional portrait artist, specializing in colored pencil.
Stiefvater also animates the book trailers for each of her books, using both stop-motion animation and traditional animation techniques.
- The Scorpio Races (2011)
- Spirit Animals Book 2: Hunted (2014)
- Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures with Jackson Pearce (2015)
Books of Faerie
- Lament (2008)
- Ballad (2009)
The Wolves of Mercy Falls
- Shiver (2009)
- Linger (2010)
- Forever (2011)
- Sinner (2014)
The Raven Cycle
- The Raven Boys (2012)
- The Dream Thieves (2013)
- Blue Lily, Lily Blue (2014)
- The Raven King (2016)
- The Hounds of Ulster (2010)
- Non Quis, Sed Quid (2011)
The Scorpio Races
The Raven Boys
New Line Cinema, in conjunction with Weed Road, optioned the film rights for The Raven Boys shortly before the book's release in September 2012. No screenplay has been written; casting has not begun.
The Raven Boys
- TIME Magazine Season's Most Anticipated Reads
- Junior Library Guild Selection
- Amazon Books Editors' Selection: Fall Favorites
- Autumn 2012 Kids' Indie Next List Pick
- Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
The Dream Thieves
- Detcon1 Member Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction
The Scorpio Races
- Michael L. Printz Award Honor, 2012
- The Odyssey Honor Award 2012 for Best Audio Production
- Los Angeles Times Book Times Award Finalist, 2012
- ALA Notable Books for Children, 2012
- The New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2011
- Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of 2011
- Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best, 2012
- Amazon's Best Books for Teens 2011
- School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year
- Kirkus' Best Teen Books of the Year (2011)
- Horn Book Best Books of 2011
- Children's Book Committee 2012 Best Children's Books of the Year
- Finalist, 2012 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
- YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012
- YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2012
- 2012 NCTE/ CLA Notable Children's Book in the English Language Arts
- Debuted at #9 on the New York Times bestseller list
- Indies Choice Book Award Finalist
- ALA Best Books for Young Adults
- ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
- Amazon Top Ten Books for Teens
- Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2009
- Border's Original Voices Pick & Finalist
- Barnes & Noble 2009 Top Twenty Books for Teens
- CBC Children's Choice Awards Finalist
- 2010 SIBA Book Award, Finalist
- Glamour's Best Book to Curl Up With
- VOYA's Perfect Ten, 2009
- BDB Top Young Reads of 2009
- ALA 2010 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
- ALA 2010 Best Books for Young Adults
- SIBA Book Award Nominee
- Starred review, Publisher's Weekly
- Starred review, Booklist
- Starred review, KLIATT
- "Maggie Stiefvater's Biography". Scholastic.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "School Library Journal". Schoollibraryjournal.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Whois Lookup". Iesb.net. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Fine Art and Glass Gallery Richmond Virginia". Chasen Galleries. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "de beste bron van informatie over portraitswithcharacter. Deze website is te koop!". portraitswithcharacter.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Words on Words by Maggie Stiefvater - In Which Maggie Helps With Homework". M-stiefvater.livejournal.com. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "CW and Werewolves? Shiver Has Worldwide Buzz, to Launch at WM Bookstore". Williamsburg Yorktown Daily. August 2, 2009. Archived 2012-03-11. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- Leitich, Cynthia (2008-10-14). "Cynsations: Author Interview: Maggie Stiefvater on Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception". Cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- Thornton, Matthew (2008-09-15). "Deals: Elements of Graphic Style". Publishersweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Fantasy writer makes real impact on fiction genre". National Writers Series. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Words on Words by Maggie Stiefvater - This is a Video That I Never, Ever Thought I'd Post". M-stiefvater.livejournal.com. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- Scholastic http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/maggie-stiefvater. Retrieved 6 July 2015. Missing or empty
- Bartel, Julie. "One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with Maggie Stiefvater". YALSA The Hub. American Library Association. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
- Stiefvater, Maggie (2006-06-28). "Greywaren Art: Carytown Series Underway!". Greywarenart.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- Lodge, Sally (2012-06-05). "PW Talks with Maggie Stiefvater". Publishersweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Maggie Stiefvater". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Win a Maggie Stiefvater original Sharpie guitar!". National Writers Series. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Maggie Stiefvater on on Creating an Animated Book Trailer for The Raven Boys". Children's Book Council (cbcbooks.org). August 6, 2012. Archived 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "The Making of the Book Trailer for THE RAVEN BOYS". Maggie Stiefvater. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Mersey Reporter & Southport Reporter - News page". Southportreporter.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Screenwriter hired for movie of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater". Novel Novice. 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Unique sparks to ‘Shiver’". Variety. 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Words on Words by Maggie Stiefvater - Movies Make Me Burn Brownies". M-stiefvater.livejournal.com. 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Warner Bros. Developing 'Scorpio Races' Fantasy (Exclusive)". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "New Line Picks Up Maggie Stiefvater's YA Novel 'The Raven Boys'". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- Official website
- Merry Sisters of Fate: Fiction that Runs with Scissors blog by Tessa Gratton, Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff
- Stiefvater at Live Journal (to August 21, 2013)
- Steifvater at Greywaren Art (to August 5, 2009; art blog to September 2008)
- Maggie Stiefvater at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Maggie Stiefvater at Library of Congress Authorities, with 10 catalog records