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Richelle Mead (born November 12, 1976) is a bestselling  American fantasy author. She has three ongoing series: the Georgina Kincaid series, the Vampire Academy series, and the Dark Swan series.
All are available internationally, including countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

She was born in Michigan, and now lives in the Seattle suburb of  Kirkland, Washington. She has three degrees: a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan, a Master of Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Teaching from the University of Washington.
Her teaching degree led her to become an 8th grade teacher in suburban Seattle, where she taught social studies and English. She continued writing in her free time, until she sold her first novel, Succubus Blues. After quitting her job to write full time, her other books quickly followed.
 
Mead actively writes books in three different series. The schedule for this is so demanding that she has to turn out a draft for a new book every three months. This is an extremely fast turnaround compared to the year that most authors take to write a book. (Goooo Rich!!)

Novels

Georgina Kincaid series

  1. Succubus Blues (2007)
  2. Succubus on Top (2008) (UK title: Succubus Nights)
  3. Succubus Dreams (2008)
  4. Succubus Heat (June 2009)
  5. Succubus Shadows (March 30, 2010)
  6. Title TBA

Dark Swan series

  1. Storm Born (2008)
  2. Thorn Queen (2009)
  3. Iron Crowned (scheduled for release early 2011)
  4. Title TBA

Young adult novels

Vampire Academy series

  1. Vampire Academy (2007)
  2. Frostbite (2008)
  3. Shadow Kiss (2008)
  4. Blood Promise (2009)
  5. Spirit Bound (scheduled for release May 18, 2010)
  6. Last Sacrifice (scheduled for release December 7, 2010)
Last Sacrifice is the last novel based on the main character of the series, Rose Hathaway. Mead will be writing a six-book spin off series featuring characters we have already met.

Awards

  • Nominee - 2007 Reviewers' Choice Awards - Best Urban Fantasy Novel - Succubus Blues
  • Nominee - 2008 Reviewers' Choice Awards - Best Urban Fantasy Novel - Storm Born
  • Honorable Mention - 2009 P.E.A.R.L. Awards - Best Romantic Fantasy - Thorn Queen
  • Finalist - 2009 Children's Choice Book Awards - Teen Choice Book of the Year - Blood Promise
  • American Library Association: 2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Vampire Academy
  •  American Library Association: 2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Frostbite
  • An of course she gets an award for Total Awesomeness from all of us here at VampireAcademy.org!

Richelle Mead's official website
Info source: Wikipedia

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