Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire, our Writer Guest of Honor, 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 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 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 almost anything. “Almost anything” includes swamps, long walks, long walks in swamps, things that live in swamps, horror movies, strange noises, musical theater, reality TV, 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.

In her spare time, Seanan records CDs of her original filk music. 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 with the words “blood,” “night,” “terror,” or “attack” in the title. Most people believe she doesn’t sleep.

Seanan lives in an idiosyncratically designed labyrinth in the Pacific Northwest, which she shares with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls and horror movies, and sufficient books to 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.

Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and her novel Feed (as Mira Grant) was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2010. In 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo Ballot.

Visit Seanan’s Website for lots more information.


October Daye

Rosemary and Rue   (September 1, 2009)
A Local Habitation   (March 2, 2010)
An Artificial Night   (September 7, 2010)
Late Eclipses   (March 1, 2011)
One Salt Sea   (September 6, 2011)
Ashes of Honor   (September 4, 2012)
Chimes at Midnight   (September 3, 2013)
The Winter Long   (September 2, 2014)
A Red Rose Chain   (September 1, 2015)
Once Broken Faith   (September 6, 2016)
The Brightest Fell   (September 5, 2017)
Night and Silence   (expected September 2018)
The Unkindest Tide   (expected September 2019)


Discount Armageddon  (March 6, 2012)
Midnight Blue-Light Special  (March 5, 2013)
Half-Off Ragnarok  (March 4, 2014)
Pocket Apocalypse  (March 3, 2015)
Chaos Choreography  (March 1, 2016)
Magic for Nothing  (March 7, 2017)
Tricks for Free  (March 6, 2018)


(as Mira Grant)
Newsflesh 1.0: Feed  (April 27, 2010) Novel
Newsflesh 1.5: Fed  (2012)
Novella presenting an alternate ending to Feed

Newsflesh 2.0: Deadline  (May 31, 2011)
Newsflesh 3.0: Blackout  (June 1, 2012)
Newsflesh 4.0: Feedback  (2016)


(as Mira Grant)
Parasite  (October 29, 2013)
Symbiont  (November 25, 2014)
Chimera  (November 24, 2015)


Velveteen vs. the Junior Super Patriots  (November 9, 2012)
Velveteen vs. the Multiverse  (August 23, 2013)
Velveteen vs. the Seasons  (May 6, 2016)


Indexing  (January 24, 2014)
Indexing: Reflections  (2015)

Wayward Children

Every Heart a Doorway  (April 5, 2016)
Down Among the Sticks and Bones  (June 13, 2017)
Beneath the Sugar Sky  (January 9, 2018)

Ghost Stories

Sparrow Hill Road  (May 6, 2014)
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown  (July 17, 2018)

Drowning Deep

(as Mira Grant)
Rolling in the Deep  (April 6, 2015)
Into the Drowning Deep  (November 14, 2017)


“Mathematical Excellence”   (March 2010) in Chicks Dig Time Lords
“Introduction” in In A Gilded Light (September 2010)
“The Girls Next Door: Learning to Live With the Living Dead and
Never Even Break a Nail”
(March 2011) in Whedonistas

“Summers and Winters, Frost and Flame” 
(April 2012) in Chicks Dig Comics

Letters to the Pumpkin King   (February 2014)