Rachel Caine is a big name in North Texas when it comes to several genres: urban fantasy, science fiction, horror, young adult, thrillers and romantic suspense. With more than fifty novels in print, she’s been on the New York Times bestseller list 11 times, and had a #1 international bestseller in her Morganville Vampires series.
She’s been part of fandom since the age of 14, starting with Star Trek conventions in 1975 and SF/F literary conventions in 1982. She published her first novel in 1991. Through the years she’s appeared at hundreds of conventions, and though she moves between categories and genres, she never wanders far from science fiction and fantasy.
Part of Rachel’s story is re-invention. She’s had to adapt to changing circumstances multiple times to continue to thrive as an author. And that makes her a perfect keynote speaker for DFWCon’s theme this year: Intensify. It’s about renewing, re-energezing and refocusing your efforts as a writer.
Rachel, who lives in Fort Worth, has four novels out in 2017, including Red Hot Rain, a new Weather Warden novel; Stillhouse Lake, a new thriller; Ash and Quill, the third of her NYT bestselling Great Library series, and Bleeding Starlight (we hope we can keep that title!), the first book of The Honors, a new series co-written with Ann Aguirre.
She’s also involved in several anthologies that will drop in 2017, including the beautiful hardcover edition of Shawn Speakman’s Unfettered II. Her short story from The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft has been chosen for The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror.
Rachel is always on the move with a packed schedule, so we’re delighted that she’s chosen to join us at this year’s DFWCon!