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Seanan McGuire

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in Martinez, California, The United States


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About this author

Hi! I'm Seanan McGuire, author of the Toby Daye series (Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, An Artificial Night, Late Eclipses), as well as a lot of other things. I'm also Mira Grant (, author of Feed and Deadline.

Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and share my house with two monsters in feline form, Lilly and Alice (Siamese and Maine Coon).

I do not check this inbox. Please don't send me messages through Goodreads; they won't be answered. I don't want to have to delete this account. :(

Howdy, y'all.

So as you may have noticed, I don't really update here very much. This is because I am very active at my official blog (, and don't like to spam people by mirroring content. To keep track of me, please check the link above.

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Average rating: 4.03 · 63,940 ratings · 6,953 reviews · 98 distinct works · Similar authors
Rosemary and Rue (October D...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 11,502 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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One Salt Sea (October Daye,...
4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 6,438 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Late Eclipses (October Daye...
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 6,221 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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An Artificial Night (Octobe...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 6,266 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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A Local Habitation (October...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 6,195 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Ashes of Honor (October Day...
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 5,015 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Chimes at Midnight (October...
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In Sea-Salt Tears (October ...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 742 ratings — published 2012
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More books by Seanan McGuire…
Rosemary and Rue A Local Habitation An Artificial Night Late Eclipses Through This House One Salt Sea Ashes of Honor
October Daye (11 books)
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Which September New Release would you like to read in November?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In September 2013" list.

The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1)
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
(The Elemental Trilogy, #1)
  3 votes, 27.3%

Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
(Reckoners, #1)
  2 votes, 18.2%

Chimes at Midnight (October Daye, #7)
Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire
(October Daye, #7)
  1 vote, 9.1%

Scorched (Scorched, #1)
Scorched by Mari Mancusi
(Scorched, #1)
  1 vote, 9.1%

Bound by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampires, #1)
Bound by Night by Larissa Ione
(MoonBound Clan Vampires, #1)
  1 vote, 9.1%

On Midnight Wings (The Maker's Song, #5)
On Midnight Wings by Adrian Phoenix
(The Maker's Song, #5)
  1 vote, 9.1%

One Lucky Vampire (Argeneau, #19)
One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands
(Argeneau, #19)
  1 vote, 9.1%

Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles, #2)
Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter
(White Rabbit Chronicles, #2)
  1 vote, 9.1%

Autumn Whispers (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #14)
Autumn Whispers by Yasmine Galenorn
(Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #14)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Monsters (Ashes Trilogy, #3)
Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick
(Ashes Trilogy, #3)
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Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Seanan! :)

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Mark Hola!

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