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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. :(

Morning, all.

I just logged into this account to check some book info, and discovered that I had messages in my inbox (wtf?). I won't be answering them, because that would be committing to coming back to check for replies, and I can't do that right now. I'm sorry.

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Average rating: 4.04 · 106,572 ratings · 10,461 reviews · 138 distinct works · Similar authors
Rosemary and Rue (October D...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 15,710 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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One Salt Sea (October Daye #5)
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 8,951 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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Late Eclipses (October Daye...
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 8,792 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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An Artificial Night (Octobe...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 8,721 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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Ashes of Honor (October Day...
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 7,590 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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A Local Habitation (October...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 8,419 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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The Winter Long (October Da...
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Rosemary and Rue A Local Habitation An Artificial Night Late Eclipses One Salt Sea Ashes of Honor Chimes at Midnight
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“I’m a cat. We aren’t required to make sense.”
Seanan McGuire, A Local Habitation

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Which September New Release would you like to read in November?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter
(White Rabbit Chronicles, #2)
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Autumn Whispers (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #14) by Yasmine Galenorn
Autumn Whispers by Yasmine Galenorn
(Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #14)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Monsters (Ashes Trilogy, #3) by Ilsa J. Bick
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Sangr1a Thanks for your friendship, Seanan! :)

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Mark Hola!

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