Rachel Caine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Roxanne Longstreet Conrad
Rachel Caine at Waterstones.jpg
Born (1962-04-27) April 27, 1962 (age 53)
Pen name Rachel Caine
Julie Fortune
Occupation Writer
Nationality United States
Genre fantasy, suspense, mystery, science fiction, romance, young adult

Rachel Caine is a pen name of Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, an American writer of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and horror novels. She also publishes media tie-in novels as Julie Fortune.

Personal life[edit]

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.[1] She is also an avid movie buff and TV watcher and says she "prefers a good stout Guinness to wimpy American beers."[citation needed]

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.[2] She lives in north Texas with her husband, artist Cat Conrad.[3] 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.[4] Caine listens to music while she writes, the playlist changing from project to project.[citation needed]

Published works[edit]

as Rachel Caine[edit]

The Weather Warden series[edit]

  1. Ill Wind (December 2003, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-45952-0)
  2. Heat Stroke (August 2004, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-45984-9)
  3. Chill Factor (January 2005, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46010-3)
  4. Windfall (November 2005, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46057-X)
  5. Firestorm (September 2006, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46104-5)
  6. Thin Air (August 2007, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46163-0)
  7. Gale Force (August 2008, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46223-8)
  8. Cape Storm (August 2009, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46284-X)
  9. 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[edit]

  1. Devil's Bargain (August 2005, Silhouette Bombshell, ISBN 0-373-51367-4)
  2. Devil's Due (January 2006, Silhouette Bombshell, ISBN 0-373-51387-9)

The Morganville Vampires series[edit]

  1. Glass Houses (October 2006, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-21994-5)[5]
  2. The Dead Girls' Dance (April 2007, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22089-7)
  3. Midnight Alley (October 2007, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22238-5)
  4. Feast of Fools (June 2008, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22463-9)
  5. Lord of Misrule (January 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22572-4)
  6. Carpe Corpus (June 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22719-0)[3]
  7. Fade Out (November 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22866-9)
  8. Kiss of Death (April 27, 2010, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22973-8)
  9. Ghost Town (October 26, 2010, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-23161-9)
  10. Bite Club (May 3, 2011, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-23318-2)
  11. Last Breath (November 1, 2011, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-23487-2)
  12. Black Dawn (May 1, 2012, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-749-04055-0)
  13. Bitter Blood (November 6, 2012, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-23811-5)
  14. Fall Of Night (May 7, 2013, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-41425-0)
  15. Daylighters (November 5, 2013, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-41427-6)

The Athena Force series[edit]

Main article: Athena Force

The Outcast Season series[edit]

  1. Undone (February 3, 2009, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46261-0)
  2. Unknown (February 3, 2010, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46309-9)
  3. Unseen (February 1, 2011, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46383-8)
  4. 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."[7] The series has been published yearly in February since 2009.

The Revivalist series[edit]

  1. Working Stiff (August 2, 2011, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46413-3, paperback, 320pp)
  2. Two Weeks' Notice (August 7, 2012, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46462-1, paperback, 320pp)
  3. Terminated (August 6, 2013, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46515-6, paperback, 320pp)

The Great Library series[edit]

  1. Ink and Bone (July 7, 2015, NAL, ISBN 0-451-47239-X, hardcover, 368pp)

Short stories[edit]

Stand alone novels[edit]

  • "Prince of Shadows" (4 February 2014) A retelling of Romeo and Juliet from Benvolio Montague's point of view.

as Roxanne Longstreet[edit]

as Roxanne Conrad[edit]

as Ian Hammel[edit]

as Julie Fortune[edit]


  1. ^ Bexte, Martina (February 2004). "Rachel Caine e-interviewed". BookLoons. 
  2. ^ Smith, Cynthia Leitich (2006-10-09). "Author Interview: Rachel Caine on Glass Houses". Cynsations. 
  3. ^ a b Martindale, David (July 9, 2009). "Third name is the charm for woman who was leery of being author". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 
  4. ^ Warner, Bethany K. (2006-04-11). "Author Answers with Rachel Caine". Word Nerd. 
  5. ^ Halvorsen, Barry (July 22, 2007). "Recommended books in young adult series". Victoria Advocate. 
  6. ^ "Athena Force page". eHarlequin.com. 
  7. ^ Caine, Rachel (2007-08-24). "Outcast Season! And upcoming cake-serving events!". The Weather Report. 
  8. ^ "Sacrifice Moon page". Fandemonium Ltd. 

External links[edit]