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Cherie Priest

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Cherie Priest is the author of two dozen books and novellas, most recently The Toll, The Family Plot, The Agony House, and the Philip K. Dick Award nominee Maplecroft; but she is perhaps best known for the steampunk pulp adventures of the Clockwork Century, beginning with Boneshaker. Her works have been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards for science fiction, and have won the Locus Award (among others) – and over the years, they’ve been translated into nine languages in eleven countries. Cherie lives in Seattle, WA, with her husband and a menagerie of exceedingly photogenic pets.

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Cherie Priest Hey there - and I'm glad you enjoyed the books. Unfortunately, they just didn't sell well enough to make the publisher happy - so they declined to pur…moreHey there - and I'm glad you enjoyed the books. Unfortunately, they just didn't sell well enough to make the publisher happy - so they declined to pursue the series any further. I had a third one on deck, but such is life. I've often thought about producing it myself one day...but right now, I'm booked up with other projects.

My apologies! And thanks for reading,(less)
Cherie Priest Thank you so much! And only the two, MAPLECROFT and next year's CHAPELWOOD. In all honesty, I wanted MAPLECROFT to be a stand-alone, and not do a foll…moreThank you so much! And only the two, MAPLECROFT and next year's CHAPELWOOD. In all honesty, I wanted MAPLECROFT to be a stand-alone, and not do a follow-up at all; so the two books are set thirty years apart, and are quite different (yet of the same vibe, I believe). After that... barring unforeseen changes/conditions...I'm moving on from Lizzie.(less)
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The end of an era.

Since the new Russian TOS have dropped here at LiveJournal - I think it's time to close this down. I've been keeping an LJ in some for another since 2000, so this really does feel Big and Sad, except...well. This page hardly gets the traffic it used to. There are still a few folks I've been keeping track of over here, and vice-versa, I'm sure; but I'm not willing to play along with the new rules.

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Hey there, and thanks so much! But yes, my husband's job took us back to Seattle again. I'm generally down to attend festivals and whatnot, but can't afford to do them on my own dime. So any events I attend have to be arranged by the organizers thems See Full Answer
" Gail wrote: "Glad you're back. I loooove that opal long earring. Where'd you get it?"

At the piercer's - it's one of her offerings :)
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" Agreed! She really is just the prettiest little thing... "
" Aw, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the reading :) "
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"This is the kind of sequel that some fans of the original will tell you is not as fun; there's no chance of getting the band back together, for various reasons, and Priest refuses to distort either the story or the characters in order to just serve u" Read more of this review »
" Aw, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the reading :) "
" It is MARVELOUS.
MARVELOUS, I say :)
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I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
"May and Libby created Princess X on the day they met in fifth grade. Libby drew Princess X while May created the stories. Together they made sure that Princess X became an indelible part of their childhood.

That was before Libby and her mother died in" Read more of this review »
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“And people tended not to bother a woman with a book.”
Cherie Priest, Dreadnought

“OMG YOU GUYS it has come to my attention that SOMEONE on the internet is saying that my fictional 19th century zombies are NOT SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND. Naturally, I am crushed. To think, IF ONLY I’d consulted with a zombologist or two before sitting down to write, I could’ve avoided ALL THIS EMBARRASSMENT.”
Cherie Priest

“It's funny what they say about men in uniform - how people think women just can't resist 'em. Fact is, I think we're just pleased to see a man groomed, bathed, and wearing clothes that fit him.”
Cherie Priest, Dreadnought

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message 16: by Bojan

Bojan Ratković Dear Cherie,

I've been immersing myself in steampunk for some time as I work on my own novel, and I am really enjoying the Clockwork Century books (Dreadnaught is my favorite thus far!). The characters are vibrant, the descriptions are wonderful, and you've covered just about all the trademarks of steampunk, but in fresh new ways. Your books are definitely having an influence on my own work, so thank you for that!

P.S. Thanks for uncovering the true and 100% scientifically sound history of the American Civil War, which the notoriously pro-Zombie secret government Illuminati have been trying to cover up by erasing all references to "rotters" from the history books!


message 15: by Eileen

Eileen Thanks for accepting my friend request Blessed Be!


message 14: by Rob

Rob Finally got round to starting Bloodshot - intriguing.....


message 13: by Row

Row Thank you for the friend-ness! You are definitely one of my favorite authors, I get so much joy from your work, and has really been a help in inspiring me to write my own novels! Thank you for all you do, and please don't stop writing wonderful things!
.Red.


sonicbooming I wanted to thank you for the joy I've received through your writing. I just finished the first book in the Eden Moore series and eagerly starting the second. I live in Ontario Canada now, but I grew up in the south and your story takes me back to my childhood. Not as many ghosts as Eden, but the same love of nature. :) Thank you.


message 11: by Esteban

Esteban Thanks for the friendship! I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your work. You've become an instant favorite.
Thanks!


message 10: by VampireNovelFan (last edited Dec 15, 2011 08:32PM)

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendship! I was a bit disappointed to learn that the Cheshire Red series is in limbo of sorts because it became an instant fave--which is a rarity for me. But I look forward to reading your other series as well. You're a wonderful author!


message 9: by Gary

Gary Revel It's great to have you as a friend CHERIE:

My memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT is at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and other book sellers worldwide. It includes details of my birth, youth, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record THEY SLEW THE DREAMER about the MLK assassination.

Paperback and Nook Book

Links to more Jongleur books and book sellers.


message 8: by April

April Cherie
I started Bloodshot and I am so far amazed! I love it and I am only about 1/4 of the way into it.
Well done! It will be a favorite I can tell already!


message 7: by April

April Great thanks!


Cherie Priest I'd be amazed if it wasn't. It's a Bantam (Random House) release, so it should be on all the major devices.

:)
Cherie

April wrote: "Cherie
Do you know if Bloodshot will be available for the Nook?
I am really looking forward to reading it!
Thanks, April"



message 5: by April

April Cherie
Do you know if Bloodshot will be available for the Nook?
I am really looking forward to reading it!
Thanks, April


Cherie Priest Hey there :) I am led to understand that Clementine is processing ... and that it should be available in other formats soon. That's all I know about that one, I'm afraid.

As for the Eden books - I have zero input on that whatsoever. I don't hold the ebook rights, and have no influence over where they go, or how they come out. Sorry!

~Cherie

Posthums wrote: "Couple questions, do you have nay idea when Clementine will be available for the Nook? Also, Wings to the Kingdom is not available as an ebook for B&N, but Not Flesh Nor Feathers is. I just finish..."


Posthums Couple questions, do you have nay idea when Clementine will be available for the Nook? Also, Wings to the Kingdom is not available as an ebook for B&N, but Not Flesh Nor Feathers is. I just finished the first book in the series and would love to get the 2nd for the Nook.

Thanks


Ashley Hi...thank you for adding me...LOL


message 1: by Cyndy

Cyndy Otty Welcome to Goodreads, Cherie! :)


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