Richelle Mead (born November 12, 1976) is a bestselling American fantasy author. She is known for the Georgina Kincaid series, Vampire Academy, and the Dark Swan series.
Education and career Richelle Mead was born in Michigan,and currently lives in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, Washington, United States. 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.
Dark Swan series Storm Born (August 5th, 2008): Nominee Reviewers' Choice Awards - Best Urban Fantasy Novel Thorn Queen (July 28th, 2009) Iron Crowned (February 22nd, 2011) Shadow Heir (December 27th, 2011)
Age of X Series Gameboard of the Gods (June 4th, 2013) The Immortal Crown (May 29th, 2014)
Young adult novel Vampire Academy series Vampire Academy (August 16th, 2007):Library Association: 2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Frostbite (April 10th, 2008): Library Association: 2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Shadow Kiss (November 13th, 2008) Blood Promise (25 August 2009) Spirit Bound (May 18th, 2010)*Nominee Children's Choice Book Awards - Teen Choice Book of the Year Last Sacrifice (December 7th, 2010)
Bloodlines series Bloodlines (August 23rd, 2011, ) The Golden Lily (June 12th, 2012, ) The Indigo Spell (February 12th, 2013) The Fiery Heart (November 19th, 2013) Silver Shadows (July 29th, 2014) Mead is writing a six-book spin-off series featuring characters in the Vampire Academy series: Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian. "Spin off series takes place in the same universe as Vampire Academy. Same rules, same races. What happens here is that the side characters from Vampire Academy are now the main characters. And so the series will be following Sydney, Jill, Adrian, and Eddie". Mead has confirmed that Bloodlines will be the name of both the series and the first book.
Children's novels Doctor Who: Something Borrowed, the sixth Puffin E- short featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown (23 June 2013)
Awards and recognitions Honorable Mention P.E.A.R.L. Awards - Best Romantic Fantasy - Thorn Queen Winner Teen Read Awards - Best Teen Series - Vampire Academy series Winner Goodreads Choice Awards - Goodreads Author - Richelle Mead Nominee Goodreads Choice Awards - Paranormal Fantasy - Succubus Shadows Nominee Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite Book - Vampire Academy series Winner Goodreads Choice Awards - Best Graphic Novels and Comics - Vampire Academy Nominee Goodreads Choice Awards - Favorite Book of Bloodlines Nominee Goodreads Choice Awards - Best Paranormal Fantasy - Succubus Revealed Nominee Goodreads Choice Awards - Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction - Bloodlines Nominee Goodreads Choice Awards - Best Goodreads Author