Cherie Priest

Tiny Godzilla since 1975

About Me

I write novels. I mean, I do other things too – but the books are probably the reason you’re reading this. So here goes.

To date, I’ve had fifteen full-length projects published, with another half-dozen in the queue. My most recent book is Maplecroft. My best-known book is probably Boneshaker (2009) – which was nominated for a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award. Boneshaker also won the PNBA Award, as well as the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, so yes, my resume is starting to look a little lop-sided. (Not that I’m complaining.)

You can find a mostly proper bibliography over here.

On a more personal note – in 2006 I moved from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Seattle, Washington. Now I’m back in Volunteer Country, in a lovely old house my husband and I bought in 2012. So no, you’re not crazy if you thought I was a southern author, and neither are you nuts if you believed I came from the Pacific Northwest. I’ve been accused of both, and I willingly cop to either (though I started out – and have often lived – elsewhere).

I was born in Tampa, Florida, on the day Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. I’m inordinately fond of zombies, trashy goth music, and cheap red wine. I have a phobic aversion to unfinished ceramics, an allergy to yellow dye #7, and a morbid fear of sloths.

For further stats, check my Wikipedia entry. It’s mostly correct, though often at least partially wrong – and routinely out of date. Wikipedia won’t let me fix anything, even my occupations, publications, or graduation years. Apparently I’m not qualified to address such matters of hearsay.