Cherie Priest

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Cherie Priest is the author of twenty books and novellas, most recently the southern gothic novel The Family Plot from Tor - as well as the Borden Dispatch books from Roc, and the hit young adult project I Am Princess X from Scholastic. But she is perhaps best known for the steampunk pulp adventures of the Clockwork Century, beginning with Boneshaker.

Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie also wrote Bloodshot and Hellbent from Bantam Spectra; Fathom and the Eden Moore series from Tor; and three novellas for Subterranean Press. In addition to all of the above, her first foray into George R. R. Martin’s superhero universe, Fort Freak (for which she wrote the interstitial mystery), debuted in the summer of 2011

Her short stories and nonfiction articles have appeared in such fine publications as Weird Tales, Publishers Weekly, and numerous anthologies and her books have been translated into nine languages in eleven countries.

These days, she lives in a nifty old house in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband and a small menagerie of exceedingly photogenic pets