March 23rd, 2018
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Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery

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How far would you go to get justice for the one you love?

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The trick is to marry for love—a task easier said than done!

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They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid.

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True love deserves a second chance . . . .

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Shocking evidence hits close to home...

Seanan McGuire

Pseudonym: Mira Grant.

Seanan McGuire was born in Martinez, California, and raised in a wide variety of locations, most of which boasted some sort of dangerous native wildlife. Despite her almost magnetic attraction to anything venomous, she somehow managed to survive long enough to acquire a typewriter, a reasonable grasp of the English language, and the desire to combine the two. The fact that she wasn't killed for using her typewriter at three o'clock in the morning is probably more impressive than her lack of death by spider-bite.

Often described as a vortex of the surreal, many of Seanan's personal anecdotes end with things like "and then we got the anti-venom" or "but it's okay, because it turned out the water wasn't all that deep." She has yet to be defeated in a game of "Who here was bitten by the strangest thing?," and can be amused for hours by just about anything. Just about anything includes swamps, long walks, long walks in swamps, most of the things that live in swamps, horror movies, strange noises, musical theater, reality television, comic books, finding pennies on the street, and venomous reptiles. Seanan may be the only person on the planet who admits to using Kenneth Muir's Horror Films of the 1980s as a checklist.

Seanan's first novel, Rosemary and Rue [Amazon]|[Mysterious Galaxies], was published by DAW Books on September 1st, 2009. The sequel, A Local Habitation, will be released on March 2nd, 2010. Her short fiction has appeared in Ravens in the Library, Grants Pass, and The Edge of Propinquity. She's working on several other books, just to make sure she never runs out of things to edit.

Seanan belongs to the Book View Cafe, an organization of professional authors who like to give away free fiction. It's fun! Check them out.

In her spare time, Seanan writes and records original music. She has three CDs currently available (see the Albums page for additional details), and is currently recording a fourth. She is also a cartoonist, and draws an irregularly posted autobiographical web comic, "With Friends Like These...", as well as generating a truly ridiculous number of art cards. Surprisingly enough, she finds time to take multi-hour walks, blog regularly, watch a sickening amount of television, maintain her website, and go to pretty much any movie that has the words "blood," "night," "terror," or "attack" in the title. Most people believe that she doesn't sleep.

Seanan lives in a creaky old farmhouse in Northern California, which she shares with her two cats, Lilly and Alice, a vast collection of plush things and horror movies, and sufficient books to officially qualify her as a fire hazard. She has strongly-held and oft-expressed beliefs about the origins of the Black Death, the X-Men, and the need for chainsaws in daily life.

Years of writing blurbs for convention program books have firmly fixed Seanan in the habit of writing all her bios in the third person, so as to sound marginally less dorky. Stress is on the "marginally." It probably doesn't help that she has so many hobbies.



InCryptid | October Daye


The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, July 2018
Trade Size
Sparrow Hill Road, June 2018
Trade Size
Tricks for Free, March 2018
InCryptid #7
Mass Market Paperback
New York Fantastic, December 2017
Trade Size
Deadlands: Boneyard, October 2017
Trade Size
The Brightest Fell, September 2017
October Daye #11
Indigo, June 2017
Down Among the Sticks and Bones, June 2017
Magic For Nothing, March 2017
InCryptid #6
Mass Market Paperback
Once Broken Faith, September 2016
October Daye #10
Urban Allies, August 2016
Every Heart a Doorway, April 2016
Chaos Choreography, March 2016
InCryptid Series #5
Pocket Apocalypse, March 2015
InCryptid #4
The Winter Long, September 2014
October Daye #8
Half-Off Ragnarok, March 2014
InCryptid #3
Chimes at Midnight, September 2013
October Daye #7
Carniepunk, August 2013
Midnight Blue-Light Special, March 2013
Incryptid #2
Ashes Of Honor, September 2012
October Daye #6
Discount Armageddon, March 2012
InCryptid #1
One Salt Sea, September 2011
October Daye #5
Late Eclipses, March 2011
October Daye #4
Mass Market Paperback
An Artificial Night, September 2010
October Daye #3
A Local Habitation, March 2010
October Daye #2
Rosemary And Rue, September 2009
October Daye #1


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