Rachel Caine

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Roxanne Longstreet Conrad
Rachel Caine at Waterstones.jpg
Born (1962-04-27) April 27, 1962 (age 55)
United States
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 earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University in 1985, with 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]

From 1999, Caine was employed in Corporate Communications as a web designer, editor, Corporate Communications Manager, and finally as Director of Corporate Communications for a large multinational company. She took an eight-month hiatus for most of 2008 to complete pressing deadlines, and retired from her position to write full time in 2010.[2] She lives in north Texas with her husband, artist Cat Conrad.[3] Caine does most of her writing at home and on the road during appearances.[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)
  10. Red Hot Rain (forthcoming, 2017)

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 do not 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]

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 was 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)
  2. Paper and Fire (July 2016, NAL, ISBN 0-451-47240-3, hardcover, 354pp)
  3. Ash and Quill (July 2017, Berkley, ISBN 978-0451472410)

The Stillhouse Lake series[edit]

  1. Stillhouse Lake (July 1, 2017, Thomas & Mercer, ISBN 978-1477848661)
  2. Killman Creek (December 12, 2017, Thomas & Mercer, ISBN 978-1542046411)
  3. Wolfhunter River (Expected October 2, 2018, Thomas & Mercer)

Stand alone novels[edit]

Short stories[edit]

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 (October 9, 2006). "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. (April 11, 2006). "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 (August 24, 2007). "Outcast Season! And upcoming cake-serving events!". The Weather Report. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sacrifice Moon page". Fandemonium Ltd. 

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