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Carrie Vaughn

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Born
in Sacramento, California, The United States
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Robin McKinley, Ray Bradbury, Lois McMaster Bujold, Joseph Conrad

Member Since
January 2008


Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. The fourteenth installment, Kitty Saves the World, was released in 2015. Her forthcoming novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John Joseph Adams Books. She's written several other contemporary fantasy and young adult novels, as well as upwards of 80 short stories. She's a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin and a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop.

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Carrie Vaughn I'm starting to work on the second of my post-apocalyptic murder mysteries. The first, Bannerless, will be out July 2017.
Carrie Vaughn Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy them, I do love writing them! In fact I do have a new story -- the editor has it and I'm just not sure when it's going to…moreThanks, I'm glad you enjoy them, I do love writing them! In fact I do have a new story -- the editor has it and I'm just not sure when it's going to be published. And yes, my plan is to collect them all together in a book, with some fun extras. Someday....(less)
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Been awhile since I’ve done one of these.  Mostly because I’ve been compulsively binging Midsomer Murders, much to my anguish.  Like, there’s a level at which this is not a particularly good show. But that’s part of the appeal. I know exactly what I’m getting with it, and my headspace hasn’t really wanted to engage with anything more. On the other hand,  after ten seasons of this, The Prisoner...

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“I'm a werewolf trapped in a human body."
"Well, yeah, that's kind of the definition."
"No, really. I'm trapped."
"Oh? When was the last time you shape-shifted?"
"That's just it - I've never shape-shifted."
"So you're not really a werewolf."
"Not yet. But I was meant to be one, I just know it. How do I get a werewolf to attack me?"
Stand in the middle of a forest under a full moon with a raw steak tied to your face, holding a sign that says, 'Eat me; I'm stupid'?”
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“What the hell kind of name is Kitty for a werewolf?”
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“Hey, Cormac. You ever have to deal with a PMSing werewolf?”
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Which series (with 10-12 published books as of 12/2016) would you like SOS to host as our next series read (one book a month)?

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Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep
Elemental Assassin by Jennifer Estep
 
  5 votes, 16.7%

Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter
Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter
 
  4 votes, 13.3%

Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher
Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
 
  3 votes, 10.0%

One Bite With A Stranger (The Others, #1) by Christine Warren
The Others by Christine Warren
 
  3 votes, 10.0%

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill
Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill
 
  3 votes, 10.0%

Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire, #1) by Deborah Cooke
Dragonfire by Deborah Cooke
 
  2 votes, 6.7%

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones
Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones
 
  2 votes, 6.7%

Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #1) by Gini Koch
Katherine "Kitty" Katt by Gini Koch
 
  2 votes, 6.7%

If Angels Burn (Darkyn #1) by Lynn Viehl + Shadowlight (Kyndred, #1) by Lynn Viehl
Darkyn + Kyndred by Lynn Viehl
 
  1 vote, 3.3%

Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Norville by Carrie Vaughn
 
  1 vote, 3.3%

Nightlife (Cal Leandros #1) by Rob Thurman
Cal Leandros by Rob Thurman
 
  1 vote, 3.3%

Witchling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #1) by Yasmine Galenorn
Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon by Yasmine Galenorn
 
  1 vote, 3.3%

A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1) by Lynsay Sands
Argeneau by Lynsay Sands
 
  1 vote, 3.3%

When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1) by Alexandra Ivy
Guardians of Eternity by Alexandra Ivy
 
  1 vote, 3.3%

The Accidental Werewolf (Accidentals, #1) by Dakota Cassidy
Accidentals by Dakota Cassidy
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Pleasure Unbound (Demonica #1) by Larissa Ione + Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #1, Demonica, #6) by Larissa Ione
Demonica + Lords of Deliverance by Larissa Ione
 
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A Girl's Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones #1) by Katie MacAlister
Dark Ones by Katie MacAlister
 
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Dark Prince (Dark, #1) by Christine Feehan
Dark/Carpathians by Christine Feehan
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1) by Gena Showalter
Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian
Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Tempting the Beast (Breeds, #1; Feline Breeds, #1) by Lora Leigh
Breeds by Lora Leigh
 
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Psychic Eye Mysteries by Victoria Laurie
 
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Blood Destiny by Connie Suttle
 
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Topics Mentioning This Author

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Paranormal Romanc...: Paranormal Romance without a lot of sex? 22 308 May 31, 2008 11:17PM  
Who's Your Author?: Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand *Spoilers* 26 52 Feb 01, 2009 07:11PM  
Paranormal Romanc...: Kitty Norville Series Giveaway! 3 45 Feb 12, 2009 07:06AM  
Who's Your Author?: Kitty Raises Hell *Spoilers* 14 51 Mar 28, 2009 01:52PM  
SciFi and Fantasy...: What I am also reading in April 40 380 Jun 30, 2009 07:43PM  
Beyond Reality: This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you reading right now? (July) 66 120 Jul 30, 2009 10:14AM  
Goodreads Sci-Fi/...: Urban realism / magic realism 24 146 Jul 31, 2009 05:15PM  
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message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Carrie,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Colorado author!
- Beth


Natasha Hi Carrie!
I love your books, and I cannot wait until Kitty's House of Horrors. I have a countdown for it on my blood bank profile! hehe


Patricia Garlitz Thank You so much for adding me as a friend.


Heather T The new books was great! I can't wait to have Cormac back as a major player. Good luck with your book signings.


LaVerne Thank you for accepting my friendship.

LaVerne


Killer Queen Heather wrote: "The new books was great! I can't wait to have Cormac back as a major player. Good luck with your book signings. "

I agree! Him, Rick, and TJ (before he died) are my favorite characters!


Pamela Hey Carrie...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


William O'Brien Hi Carrie - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


message 10: by William

William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW!!! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER
http://www.authorhouse.co.uk/Bookstor...
Best wishes, William


message 11: by Erin

Erin Jamison Thanks for the friendship Carrie. Follow me on Facebook at http://facebook.com/pages/erin-jamiso...


message 12: by Shannon

Shannon Thanks Carrie :) YOu are an awesome author :)


message 13: by Jesi

Jesi I just wanted to thank you for consistently writing an *actual* strong female lead who *isn't* a bitch. You're one of the few writers who "gets it right." I adore your work.


message 14: by Lettie

Lettie Prell Hi Carrie: Thanks for adding me as a friend!


message 15: by Brandi

Brandi Thanks for accepting my friend request!


message 16: by Jazz

Jazz Feylynn Thanks Carrie for adding me as a friend :D
Thanks also for being the keynote at Mountain of Authors last year. I enjoyed your speech and found out about Kitty too. I love reading stories about Kitty.


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