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.
Richelle Mead 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.
Succubus on Top (2008) (UK title: Succubus Nights)
Succubus Dreams (2008)
Succubus Heat (June 2009)
Succubus Shadows (March 30, 2010)
Succubus Revealed (September 2011)
Dark Swan series
Storm Born (2008)
Thorn Queen (2009)
Iron Crowned (March 2011)
Young adult novels
Vampire Academy series
Vampire Academy (2007)
Shadow Kiss (2008)
Blood Promise (2009)
Spirit Bound (2010)
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; one such character being Sydney, an Alchemist introduced in Blood Promise.
“Brushstrokes,” Dreams & Desires Vol. 1 (Freya’s Bower, February 2007) (featuring characters from the Georgina Kincaid series)
“City of Demons,” Eternal Lover (Kensington, April 2008) (featuring characters from the Georgina Kincaid series)
“Blue Moon,” Immortal: Love Stories With Bite (BenBella Books, August 2008)
“Sunshine,” Kisses From Hell (HarperTeen, August 2010) (featuring characters from the Vampire Academy series)