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Richelle Mead

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Richelle Mead

The Author Richelle Mead
Born (1976-11-12) November 12, 1976 (age 39)
Michigan, United States
Occupation Novelist
Alma mater University of Michigan
Period 2007–Present
Genres Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Children 1 Son (2011)[1]

www.richellemead.com

Richelle Mead (born November 12, 1976) is a bestselling[2][3] American fantasy author. She is known for the Georgina Kincaid series, Vampire Academy, and the Dark Swan series.

Education and career

Richelle Mead was born in Michigan,[4] and currently lives in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, Washington, United States.[5] She has three degrees: a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan, a Master of Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Teaching from the University of Washington.[4] Her teaching degree led her to become an 8th grade teacher in suburban Seattle, where she taught social studies and English. She continued writing in her free time, until she sold her first novel, Succubus Blues. After quitting her job to write full time, her other books quickly followed.[6]

Bibliography

Novels

Georgina Kincaid series

  1. Succubus Blues (27 February 2007): Nominee - 2007 Reviewers' Choice Awards - Best Urban Fantasy Novel[7]
  2. Succubus on Top (18 December 2007) (also known as Succubus Nights)
  3. Succubus Dreams (30 September 2008)
  4. Succubus Heat (26 May 2009)
  5. Succubus Shadows (30 March 2010)
  6. Succubus Revealed (30 August 2011)

Dark Swan series

  1. Storm Born (5 August 2008): Nominee - 2008 Reviewers' Choice Awards - Best Urban Fantasy Novel [8]
  2. Thorn Queen (28 July 2009)
  3. Iron Crowned (22 February 2011)
  4. Shadow Heir (27 December 2011)[9]

Age of X Series

  1. Gameboard of the Gods (4 June 2013)

Young adult novels

Vampire Academy series

  1. Vampire Academy (16 August 2007):Library Association: 2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers [10]
  2. Frostbite (10 April 2008): Library Association: 2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers [11]
  3. Shadow Kiss (13 November 2008)
  4. Blood Promise (25 August 2009)
  5. Spirit Bound (18 May 2010)*Nominee - 2011 Children's Choice Book Awards - Teen Choice Book of the Year [12]
  6. Last Sacrifice[13] (7 December 2010)


Bloodlines series

Mead is writing a six-book spin-off series featuring characters in the Vampire Academy series: Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian. "Spin off series takes place in the same universe as Vampire Academy. Same rules, same races. What happens here is that the side characters from Vampire Academy are now the main characters. And so the series will be following Sydney, Jill, Adrian, and Eddie".[14] Mead has confirmed that Bloodlines will be the name of both the series and the first book.

  1. Bloodlines (23 August 2011, ISBN 1-59514-317-3)
  2. The Golden Lily (12 June 2012, ISBN 1-59514-318-1)[15]
  3. The Indigo Spell (12 February 2013)
  4. The Fiery Heart (19 November 2013)

Children's novels

  • Doctor Who: Something Borrowed, the sixth Puffin E-short featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown (23 June 2013)[16]

Anthologies

  • Brushstrokes, Dreams & Desires Vol. 1 (Freya’s Bower, February 2007) (featuring characters from the Georgina Kincaid series)
  • City of Demons, Eternal Lover (Kensington, April 2008) (featuring characters from the Georgina Kincaid series)
  • “Blue Moon”, Immortal: Love Stories With Bite (BenBella Books, August 2008)
  • “Sunshine”, Kisses From Hell (HarperTeen, August 2010) (featuring characters from the Vampire Academy series)
  • "Homecoming", Foretold (August 2012) (featuring characters from Vampire Academy series)

Awards and recognitions

  • Honorable Mention - 2009 P.E.A.R.L. Awards - Best Romantic Fantasy - Thorn Queen[17]
  • Winner - 2010 Teen Read Awards - Best Teen Series - Vampire Academy series[18]
  • Winner - 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards - Goodreads Author - Richelle Mead[19]
  • Nominee - 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards - Paranormal Fantasy - Succubus Shadows[20]
  • Nominee - 2011 Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite Book - Vampire Academy series[21]
  • Winner - 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards - Best Graphic Novels and Comics - Vampire Academy[22]
  • Nominee - 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards - Favorite Book of 2011 - Bloodlines[23]
  • Nominee - 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards - Best Paranormal Fantasy - Succubus Revealed[24]
  • Nominee - 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards - Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction - Bloodlines[25]
  • Nominee - 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards - Best Goodreads Author[26]

References

  1. "Félicitations Richelle". 30th of August. http://vampireacademy-france.blogspot.com/2011/08/felicitations-richelle.html. "Richelle Mead a donné naissance à son petit garçon vendredi dernier" 
  2. "Best Sellers : Children's Books". New York Times. 2008-04-27. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B06E6DB133AF934A15757C0A96E9C8B63. 
  3. "Best Sellers : Children's Books". New York Times. 2009-01-09. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/books/bestseller/bestchildren.html?_r=1. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "About Richelle". richellemead.com. http://www.richellemead.com/bio/bio.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  5. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2009766265_litlife31.html
  6. "Vampire buzz takes bite in K". Kirkland Reporter. 2009-12-21. http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/east_king/kir/lifestyle/79852562.html. 
  7. "Romantic times". Rtbookreviews.com. http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-awards/nominees-and-winners?year=2007. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  8. "Romanti times 2008". Rtbookreviews.com. http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-awards/nominees-and-winners?year=2008. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  9. "Richelle Mead's blog". 2011-12-04. http://blue-succubus.livejournal.com/280925.html. 
  10. "ALA". ALA. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklists/quickpicks/annotations/08qp. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  11. "ALA Quick Picks". Ala.org. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklists/quickpicks/09qp. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  12. Footnote Media Group. "Teen Choice Awards". Bookweekonline.com. http://www.bookweekonline.com/finalists. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  13. "Vampire Academy Series". Richellemead.com. 2010-11-30. http://www.richellemead.com/books/vampireacademy.htm. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  14. Mess. "Bloodlines by Richelle Mead". Bloodlinesseries.com. http://www.bloodlinesseries.com/. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  15. "The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2) by Richelle Mead - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Goodreads.com. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8709523-the-golden-lily. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  16. http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/richelle-mead-named-as-sixth-doctor-who-ebook-author
  17. "2009 PEARL Finalists". ParaNormalRomance. http://www.paranormalromance.org/pearl/finalists.php. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  18. http://www2.teenreadawards.ca/the-nominees/best-teen-series
  19. "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2010". Goodreads.com. http://www.goodreads.com/award/choice/2010#41639-Goodreads-Author. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  20. "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2010". Goodreads.com. http://www.goodreads.com/award/choice/2010#41647-Paranormal-Fantasy. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  21. "KCA 2012 | Kids' Choice Awards | Nickelodeon". Nick.com. 2012-02-29. http://www.nick.com/kids-choice-awards/vampire-academy-book.html. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  22. "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2011". Goodreads.com. http://www.goodreads.com/award/choice/2011#56613-Best-Graphic-Novels-&-Comics. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  23. "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2011". Goodreads.com. http://www.goodreads.com/award/choice/2011#56593-Favorite-Book-of-2011. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  24. "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2011". Goodreads.com. http://www.goodreads.com/award/choice/2011#56597-Best-Paranormal-Fantasy. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  25. "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2011". Goodreads.com. http://www.goodreads.com/award/choice/2011#56607-Best-Young-Adult-Fantasy-&-Science-Fiction. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  26. "Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2011". Goodreads.com. http://www.goodreads.com/award/choice/2011#56608-Best-Goodreads-Author. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 


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