Seanan McGuire is the author of the October Daye urban fantasies, the InCryptid urban fantasies, and several other works both stand-alone and in trilogies or duologies. In case that wasn’t enough, she also writes under the pseudonym “Mira Grant.” For details on her work as Mira, check out MiraGrant.com.
In her spare time, Seanan records CDs of her original filk music. She lives in an idiosyncratically designed labyrinth in the Pacific Northwest, which she shares with her cats, 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.
Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot. Her novellaÂ Every Heart A Doorway, published in 2016,Â won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards for best novella.
Seanan’s Rambo Academy classes include:
- Crossing Over: Moving from Fanfic to Your Own Worlds
- Crypto- and Xenobiology and You: How To Build a Better, More Believable Beast, Using SCIENCE!
- Pacing Yourself: The Strange and Sprawling Art of Writing a Long Series
- Reasonable Consequences:Â Building a Better Alternate Universe
- Writing Bespoke Stories for Tailored Markets
I mean, a class with @seananmcguire is awesome, BUT meeting her cat Thomas in his stylin’ sweater? 100% the best. -Gayathri Kamath