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Author C.J. Tudor Seanan McGuire was born in Martinez, California, and raised in a wide variety of locations, most of which boasted some sort of dangerous native wildlife. Despite her almost magnetic attraction to anything venomous, she somehow managed to survive long enough to acquire a typewriter, a reasonable grasp of the English language, and the desire to combine the two. The fact that she wasn't killed for using her typewriter at three o'clock in the morning is probably more impressive than her lack of death by spider-bite.

Often described as a vortex of the surreal, many of Seanan's anecdotes end with things like "and then we got the anti-venom" or "but it's okay, because it turned out the water wasn't that deep." She has yet to be defeated in a game of "Who here was bitten by the strangest thing?," and can be amused for hours by almost anything. "Almost anything" includes swamps, long walks, long walks in swamps, things that live in swamps, horror movies, strange noises, musical theater, reality TV, comic books, finding pennies on the street, and venomous reptiles. Seanan may be the only person on the planet who admits to using Kenneth Muir's Horror Films of the 1980s as a checklist.

Seanan lives in an idiosyncratically designed labyrinth in the Pacific Northwest, which she shares with her cats, Alice and Thomas, a vast collection of creepy dolls and horror movies, and sufficient books to qualify her as a fire hazard. She has strongly-held and oft-expressed beliefs about the origins of the Black Death, the X-Men, and the need for chainsaws in daily life.

Years of writing blurbs for convention program books have fixed Seanan in the habit of writing all her bios in the third person, so as to sound marginally less dorky. Stress is on the "marginally." It probably doesn't help that she has so many hobbies.

Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and her novel Feed (as Mira Grant) was named as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010. In 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo Ballot.

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Beneath the Sugar Sky
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Seanan McGuire Bibliography

Novels
October Daye
  • Rosemary and Rue (2009)
  • A Local Habitation (2010)
  • An Artificial Night (2010)
  • Late Eclipses (2011)
  • One Salt Sea (2011)
  • Ashes of Honor (2012)
  • Chimes at Midnight (2013)
  • The Winter Long (2014)
  • A Red Rose Chain (2015)
  • Once Broken Faith (2016)
  • The Brightest Fell (2017)
InCryptid
  • Discount Armageddon (2012)
  • Midnight Blue-Light Special (2013)
  • Half-Off Ragnarok (2014)
  • Pocket Apocalypse (2015)
  • Chaos Choreography (2016)
  • Magic for Nothing (2017)
Newsflesh (as Mira Grant)
  • Newsflesh 1.0: Feed (2010)
  • Newsflesh 1.5: Fed (2012)
  • Newsflesh 2.0: Deadline (2011)
  • Newsflesh 3.0: Blackout 2012)
  • Newsflesh 4.0: Feedback (2016)
Parasitology (as Mira Grant)
  • Parasite (2013)
  • Symbiont (2014)
  • Chimera (2015)
Velveteen
  • Velveteen vs. the Junior Super Patriots (2012)
  • Velveteen vs. the Multiverse (2013)
  • Velveteen vs. the Seasons (2016)
Indexing
  • Indexing (2014)
  • Indexing: Reflections (2015)
Wayward Children
  • Every Heart a Doorway (2016)
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones (2017)
  • Beneath the Sugar Sky (2018)
Ghost Stories
  • Sparrow Hill Road (2014)

Short Fiction
In anthologies
  • "Lost" in Ravens in the Library (2009)
  • "Animal Husbandry" in Grants Pass (2009)
  • "Everglades" in The Living Dead 2 (as Mira Grant, 2010)
  • "Gimme a 'Z'!" in Zombiesque (2011)
  • "The Alchemy of Alcohol" in After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar (2011)
  • "Through This House" in Home Improvement: Undead Edition (2011)
  • "Riddles" in Human Tales (2011)
  • "Cinderella City" in Human for a Day (2011)
  • "Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage" in Lightspeed Magazine (2011)
  • "We Will Not Be Undersold!" in The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity (2011)
  • "The Flower of Arizona" in Westward Weird (2012)
  • "Rat-Catcher" in A Fantasy Medley 2 (2012)
  • "Laughter at the Academy: A Study in the Development of Scizotypal Creative Genius Personality Disorder (SCGPD)" in The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination (2013)
  • "Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust" in Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond (2013)
  • "Daughter of the Midway, the Mermaid, and the Open, Lonely Sea" in Carniepunk (2013)
  • "Bad Dream Girl" in Glitter and Mayhem (2013)
  • "Train Yard Blues" in Coins of Chaos (2013)
  • "Frontier ABCs: The Life and Times of Charity Smith, Schoolteacher" in Raygun Chronicles (2013)
  • "Red as Snow" in Hex and the City (2013)
  • "Spores" in The End is Nigh (2014)
  • "Jammed" in Games Creatures Play (2014)
  • "We Are All Misfit Toys in the Aftermath of the Velveteen War" in Robot Uprisings" (2014)
  • "The Lambs" in Bless Your Mechanical Heart (2014)
  • "Stingers and Strangers" in Dead Man's Hand (2014)
  • "Fruiting Bodies" in The End is Now (2014)
  • "Lady Antheia's Guide to Horticultural Warfare" in Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens (2014)
  • "Best Served Cold" in Streets of Shadows (2014)
  • "Knit a Sweater Out of Sky" in Dead But Not Forgotten (2014)
  • "The Fixed Stars" in Shattered Shields (2014)
  • "Driving Jenny Home" in Out of Tune (2014)
  • "Survival Horror" in "Press Start to Play" (2015)
Stand-alone novellas
  • Newsflesh 0.4: Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box. (2011)
  • Newsflesh 0.5: Countdown (2011)
  • Newsflesh 0.75: San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats (2012)
  • Newsflesh 1.5: Fed (2012)
  • Newsflesh 3.1: San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats (2012)
  • Newsflesh 3.5: How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea (2013)
  • Newsflesh 3.6: The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell (2014)
  • Newsflesh 3.7: Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus (2015)
Sparrow Hill Road
  • "Good Girls Go To Heaven" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
  • "Dead Man's Party" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
  • "Tell Laura I Love Her" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
  • "Building A Mystery" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
  • "El Viento del Diablo" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
  • "Last Dance With Mary Jane" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
  • "Do You Want To Dance" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
  • "Dead Man's Curve" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
  • "Last Train" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
  • "Bad Moon Rising" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
  • "Faithfully" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
  • "Thunder Road" in The Edge of Propinquity (2010)
Non-Fiction
  • "Mathematical Excellence" in Chicks Dig Time Lords (2010)
  • "Introduction" in In A Gilded Light (2010)
  • "The Girls Next Door: Learning to Live With the Living Dead and Never Even Break a Nail" in Whedonistas (2011)
  • "Summers and Winters, Frost and Flame" in Chicks Dig Comics (2012)

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