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P.C. Cast is an American author that writes YA fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal romance novels. Born in 1960 in Watseka, Illinois, Cast developed an interest in mythology at a young age.
Order of House Of Night Series with Kristin Cast
|1||Marked||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||Betrayed||2007||Description / Buy|
|3||Chosen||2008||Description / Buy|
|4||Untamed||2008||Description / Buy|
|5||Hunted||2009||Description / Buy|
|6||Tempted||2009||Description / Buy|
|7||Burned||2010||Description / Buy|
|8||Awakened||2011||Description / Buy|
|9||Destined||2011||Description / Buy|
|10||Hidden||2012||Description / Buy|
|11||Revealed||2013||Description / Buy|
|12||Redeemed||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of House Of Night Otherworld Series with Kristin Cast
|1||Loved||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Lost||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||Forgotten||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||Found||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of House Of Night Novellas with Kristin Cast
|1||Dragon's Oath||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Lenobia's Vow||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Neferet's Curse||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Kalona's Fall||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of House Of Night Non-Fiction Books
|1||The Fledgling Handbook||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||The Fledgling Handbook 101||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||Nyx in the House of Night||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Dysasters Series with Kristin Cast
|1||The Dysasters||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Escaped Series
|1||Amber Smoke||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Scarlet Rain||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||The Scent of Salt & Sand (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Goddess Summoning Series
|1||Goddess of the Sea||2003||Description / Buy|
|2||Goddess of Spring||2004||Description / Buy|
|3||Goddess of Light||2005||Description / Buy|
|4||Goddess of the Rose||2006||Description / Buy|
|5||Goddess of Love||2007||Description / Buy|
|6||Warrior Rising||2008||Description / Buy|
|7||Goddess of Legend||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of Into the Mist Series
|1||Into the Mist||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Morganville Vampires: Extras Series
|1||The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire||2008||Description / Buy|
|2||Eternal||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||Daylighters||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Partholon Series
|1||Divine by Mistake / Goddess by Mistake||2001||Description / Buy|
|2||Elphame's Choice||2004||Description / Buy|
|3||Brighid's Quest||2005||Description / Buy|
|4||Divine by Choice||2006||Description / Buy|
|5||Divine by Blood||2007||Description / Buy|
|6||Divine Beginnings (Short Story)||2009||Description / Buy|
Chronological Order of Partholon Series
|1||Divine Beginnings (Short Story)||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||Divine by Mistake / Goddess by Mistake||2001||Description / Buy|
|3||Divine by Choice||2006||Description / Buy|
|4||Divine by Blood||2007||Description / Buy|
|5||Elphame's Choice||2004||Description / Buy|
|6||Brighid's Quest||2005||Description / Buy|
Order of Sisters Of Salem Series with Kristin Cast
|1||Spells Trouble||2021||Description / Buy|
|2||Omens Bite||2022||Description / Buy|
|3||Hex You||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Tales Of A New World Series
|1||Moon Chosen||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Sun Warrior||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Wind Rider||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of Time Raiders Series
|1||The Seeker||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||The Seduction (Short Story)||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||The Slayer||2009||Description / Buy|
|4||The Avenger||2009||Description / Buy|
|5||The Protector||2009||Description / Buy|
Order of P.C. Cast Short Story Collections
|1||Accidental Magic||2012||Description / Buy|
P.C. Cast Anthologies
|1||Immortal: Love Stories With Bite||2009||Description / Buy|
She joined the US Air Force after high school. Once she left, the author took up writing and public speaking. Cast taught high school for over a decade. But eventually, she retired and became a full-time writer.
The author has been writing for as long as she can remember. In fact, she was still in first grade when she wrote her first book (Blurry The Blue Whale). Although, it was never published.
She knew she was destined for a career in writing and publishing. Cast looks at her creativity as a superpower. Her brain is always inventing new characters, paranormal concepts, and adventures.
However, even though her books are fantastical in nature, she does plenty of research. Because she takes inspiration from real places, she begins her journey by visiting some of those locations.
Once she’s seen enough, the author will create a loose outline from her notes before she sits down to write. Cast has learned to trust her gut. She knows her experience and understanding of storytelling and publishing won’t lead her astray.
Sometimes, the author is too hard on herself. For instance, she occasionally works 12-hour days for several weeks in a row. But whenever she breaks in between to reconsider her ideas, Cast feels like she is letting herself down.
If she isn’t sitting at her computer, she’s doing something wrong. That attitude creeps back up from time to time, but the author is older and wiser, and she doesn’t hesitate to dismiss it. She understands the importance of being kind to herself.
Cast loves revisions. This is her favorite aspect of the writing process. She cannot wait to finish her first draft, so she can put it aside for a week before returning to the manuscript and revising it from the beginning.
Revisions are necessary because Cast doesn’t stick to her outline, not strictly. She knows the beginning and the end, but everything in between is fluid.
For that reason, she avoids detailed outlines. Cast knows that every idea she concocts can undergo drastic changes by the time she completes the final draft.
The author does most of her writing at night. She settles down at her computer at 8:00 p.m and works for 6 hours straight. Sometimes, she gets so immersed in her world that she cannot help but write for 12 or more hours in one go.
These writing sessions are exhausting but also gratifying. Cast uses a tread-desk that allows her to walk as she writes. She keeps a pot of tea on hand, along with research books and her dogs.
P.C. Cast Awards
Cast has won RT Reviewers Choice and RWA PRISM Awards.
Best P.C. Cast Books
The author has collaborated with her daughter on several novels. She appreciates the process because, in most cases, writing is a solitary activity. She enjoys sharing her passion for storytelling with her daughter. Cast’s best books include:
Marked: Zoey was 16 when she joined the House of Night. Her adventure began when a vampire tracker marked her forehead with a crescent moon. The mark signified her bond with a Vampyre goddess, and it gave Zoey affinities for all five elements.
But Zoey was not the only fledgling with special powers. The House of Knight was home to an elite club called the Dark Daughters, and their leader was misusing her gifts.
Zoey won’t survive without her Vampyre allies.
Betrayed: The House of Night has many special students. But none of them compare to Zoey. Her vast collection of powers comes from the Vampyre Goddess Nyx. But those powers are the source of Zoey’s problems.
The High Priestess in training knew something was afoot when human teenagers started dying. Accusing fingers pointed at the House of Night. Even though she knew better, Zoey had no choice but to get involved.
The humans from her old life were in danger, and she had the power to save them. She did not expect to learn that her powers were the biggest threat to her loved ones.
When Does The Next P.C. Cast book come out?
P.C. Cast doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Hex You and was released on January, 31st 2023. It is the newest book in the Sisters Of Salem Series.