Roxanne Longstreet Conrad
|Born||April 27, 1962|
|Pen name||Rachel Caine|
|Genre||Fantasy, suspense, mystery, science fiction, romance, young adult|
Caine grew up in West Texas and graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas, in 1980. She earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University in 1985, with minor in music. Caine has been writing and publishing novels and short stories since 1990. She is a former professional musician who has the distinction of having played with such musical legends as Henry Mancini, Peter Nero, and John Williams. She is also an avid movie buff and TV watcher and says she "prefers a good stout Guinness to wimpy American beers".
From 1999, Caine was employed in corporate communications as a web designer, editor, corporate communications manager, and finally as director of corporate communications for a large multinational company. She took an eight-month hiatus for most of 2008 to complete pressing deadlines, and retired from her position to write full-time in 2010. She lives in north Texas with her husband, artist Cat Conrad. Caine does most of her writing at home and on the road during appearances. Caine listens to music while she writes, the playlist changing from project to project.
As Rachel CaineEdit
The Weather Warden series (adult urban fantasy)Edit
- Ill Wind (December 2003, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-45952-0)
- Heat Stroke (August 2004, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-45984-9)
- Chill Factor (January 2005, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46010-3)
- Windfall (November 2005, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46057-X)
- Firestorm (September 2006, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46104-5)
- Thin Air (August 2007, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46163-0)
- Gale Force (August 2008, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46223-8)
- Cape Storm (August 2009, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46284-X)
- Total Eclipse (August 2010, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46345-5)
- Red Hot Rain (forthcoming, 2018) (delayed due to surgeries and recoveries)
Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden and part of an organization that rents space from the UN. Their mission is supposed to be alleviating natural disasters before millions of people die. Joanne shows up on the run, in her hot Mustang "Delilah", from a murder of which she has been accused; she thinks if she can find Lewis Orwell, with all three Warden capabilities—Earth, Fire, and Weather—who is in hiding, she can get help. Lewis' last known action among the Wardens was to steal three bottles containing Djinn, the supernatural beings, many of whom partner with Wardens to do their work. Her life becomes one huge complication as she learns a lot of truths people do not want her to know.
The Red Letter Days series (adult urban fantasy)Edit
- Devil's Bargain (August 2005, Silhouette Bombshell, ISBN 0-373-51367-4)
- Devil's Due (January 2006, Silhouette Bombshell, ISBN 0-373-51387-9)
The Morganville Vampires series (young adult)Edit
- Glass Houses (October 2006, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-21994-5)
- The Dead Girls' Dance (April 2007, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22089-7)
- Midnight Alley (October 2007, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22238-5)
- Feast of Fools (June 2008, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22463-9)
- Lord of Misrule (January 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22572-4)
- Carpe Corpus (June 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22719-0)
- Fade Out (November 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22866-9)
- Kiss of Death (April 27, 2010, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22973-8)
- Ghost Town (October 26, 2010, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-23161-9)
- Bite Club (May 3, 2011, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-23318-2)
- Last Breath (November 1, 2011, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-23487-2)
- Black Dawn (May 1, 2012, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-749-04055-0)
- Bitter Blood (November 6, 2012, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-23811-5)
- Fall of Night (May 7, 2013, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-41425-0)
- Daylighters (November 5, 2013, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-41427-6)
The Athena Force series (adult urban fantasy)Edit
The Outcast Season series (adult urban fantasy)Edit
- Undone (February 3, 2009, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46261-0)
- Unknown (February 3, 2010, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46309-9)
- Unseen (February 1, 2011, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46383-8)
- Unbroken (February 7, 2012, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46442-7)
On August 24, 2007, Caine announced on her mailing list and her blog that she had sold a four-book series called "Outcast Season" to Roc Books. Describing the upcoming series, she said "This series is a spin-off of the Weather Warden series, and will follow the story of a Djinn who's been cut off from her fellows, and must rely on the goodwill of a Warden partner for her very existence. Along the way, she has to face enemies and challenges that the Djinn can't, or won't face themselves." The series was published yearly in February since 2009.
The Revivalist series (adult urban fantasy)Edit
- Working Stiff (August 2, 2011, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46413-3, paperback, 320pp)
- Two Weeks' Notice (August 7, 2012, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46462-1, paperback, 320pp)
- Terminated (August 6, 2013, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46515-6, paperback, 320pp)
Stand alone novel (young adult)Edit
- Prince of Shadows (February 4, 2014, NAL, ISBN 978-0451414427) A retelling of Romeo and Juliet from Benvolio Montague's point of view.
The Great Library seriesEdit
- Ink and Bone (July 7, 2015, NAL, ISBN 0-451-47239-X, hardcover, 368pp)
- Paper and Fire (July 2016, NAL, ISBN 0-451-47240-3, hardcover, 354pp)
- Ash and Quill (July 2017, Berkley, ISBN 978-0451472410, hardcover, 368pp)
- Smoke and Iron (July 2018, Berkley, ISBN 0451489217, hardcover 368pp)
- Sword and Pen (September 2019, Berkley, ISBN 0451489268, paperback 368pp)
The Stillhouse Lake seriesEdit
- Stillhouse Lake (July 1, 2017, Thomas & Mercer, ISBN 978-1477848661)
- Killman Creek (December 12, 2017, Thomas & Mercer, ISBN 978-1542046411)
- Wolfhunter River (April 23, 2019, Thomas & Mercer, ISBN 978-1503902305)
In 2017, Caine began publication of an intense new thriller series about Gwen Proctor, the ex-wife of an infamous serial killer who is constantly on guard for her kids against Internet trolls and real-life stalkers. When a body turns up in the lake outside their front door, and it appears to be connected to her ex-husband's methods, the spotlight's now on Gwen and her kids ... and she might never escape it again. 'Stillhouse Lake' is one of five finalist for the IATWA Thriller Awards 2018.
The Honors seriesEdit
- Honor Among Thieves (February 13, 2018, Katherine Tegen Books, ISBN 978-0062570994, with Ann Aguirre
- Honor Bound (February 19, 2019, Katherine Tegen Books, ISBN 978-0062571021, with Ann Aguirre
- "Roman Holiday, or SPQ-Arrrrrr" in My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon (2007)
- "All Hallows" in The Eternal Kiss (2009)
- "Blue Crush: A Weather Warden Story" in "The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance" (2009)
- "Even a Rabbit will Bite" in "Dark and Stormy Knights" (2010)
As Roxanne LongstreetEdit
- Stormriders: A Shadow World Novel (September 1990, Iron Crown Enterprises, ISBN 1-55806-138-X, Paperback, 300pp)
- The Undead (February 1993, Zebra, ISBN 0-8217-4068-7, Paperback)
- Red Angel (April 1994, Zebra, ISBN 0-8217-4532-8, Paperback, 352pp)
- Cold Kiss (January 1995, Zebra, ISBN 0-8217-4812-2, Paperback, 256pp)
- Slow Burn (March 1996, Pinnacle, ISBN 0-7860-0241-7, Paperback)
As Roxanne ConradEdit
- Copper Moon (July 1997, Onyx, ISBN 0-451-19164-1, Paperback, 352pp)
- Bridge of Shadows (November 1998, Onyx, ISBN 0-451-19166-8, Paperback, 352pp)
- Exile, Texas (November 2003, Five Star Mystery, ISBN 1-59414-071-5, Hardcover, 304pp)
As Ian HammelEdit
As Julie FortuneEdit
- Bexte, Martina (February 2004). "Rachel Caine e-interviewed". BookLoons.
- Smith, Cynthia Leitich (October 9, 2006). "Author Interview: Rachel Caine on Glass Houses". Cynsations.
- Martindale, David (July 9, 2009). "Third name is the charm for woman who was leery of being author". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Warner, Bethany K. (April 11, 2006). "Author Answers with Rachel Caine". Word Nerd.
- Halvorsen, Barry (July 22, 2007). "Recommended books in young adult series". Victoria Advocate.
- "Athena Force page". eHarlequin.com.
- Caine, Rachel (August 24, 2007). "Outcast Season! And upcoming cake-serving events!". The Weather Report. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011.
- "Sacrifice Moon page". Fandemonium Ltd.
- Interview by Lola Sparks at Purple Pens
- Interview with Michael A. Ventrella, April 4, 2010.
- Fowler, Jimmy (January 26, 2011). "Making a Killing: A Fort Worth author turns a mythical, bloodsucking Texas town into big-time success". Fort Worth Weekly. Retrieved January 27, 2011.