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Carrie Vaughn

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

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January 2008


Carrie Vaughn is the author more than twenty novels and over a hundred short stories. She's best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. In 2018, she won the Philip K. Dick Award for Bannerless, a post-apocalyptic murder mystery. Next up for her: two collections connected to the Kitty series – The Immortal Conquistador and Kitty's Mix Tape – and a pair of novellas about Robin Hood: The Ghosts of Sherwood and The Heirs of Locksley. 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 The novels about Kitty are pretty much complete -- if I do any more to continue that story, it'll be awhile. However, I'm still writing spin-off short…moreThe novels about Kitty are pretty much complete -- if I do any more to continue that story, it'll be awhile. However, I'm still writing spin-off short fiction and novellas about some of the other characters, primarily Rick and Cormac, so keep an eye out for those. Thanks for reading!(less)
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It’s that time of year — holiday gift giving. Last month I had the horrifying realization that I usually do a lot of my holiday shopping when I travel, looking for special unique gifts that I could never find anywhere else.





I haven’t done any traveling this year. Welp.





I’ll manage, and I’ve found some solutions. I’m especially trying to shop locally, with small businesses and independent artisans. I

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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'?”
Carrie Vaughn, Kitty and the Midnight Hour

“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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Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter
 
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Sisters of the Moon/Otherworld by Yasmine Galenorn
 
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Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
 
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Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill
 
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Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian
 
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Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep
Elemental Assassin by Jennifer Estep
 
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A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1) by Lynsay Sands
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When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1) by Alexandra Ivy
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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.


message 15: by Brandi

Brandi Thanks for accepting my friend request!


message 14: by Lettie

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


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 12: by Shannon

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


message 11: by Erin

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


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


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


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


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!


LaVerne Thank you for accepting my friendship.

LaVerne


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.


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


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


message 1: by Beth

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


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