Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest is the author of more than 20 books and novellas, most recently the dark fantasy Brimstone, the acclaimed gothic horror stories Chapelwood and Maplecroft, and the hit young adult project I Am Princess X.

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. Since then she's written two more novelettes in the Wild Cards universe, including this year's Death on the Water in (the upcoming book) Mississippi Roll.

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 menagerie of exceedingly photogenic pets.