Interview with Urban Fantasy Author Seanan McGuire
Seanan McGuire is the author of the October Daye novels, an urban fantasy series about a half-fae private investigator. The most recent series she is working on is InCryptids, which is about a family that would prefer to study monsters rather than hunt them, which is what a rival organization known as the Covenant of St. George would prefer to do. Writing as Mira Grant, she has written the “Newsflesh” trilogy (the third book of which is coming out in May), which involves zombies and journalism in some fashion. Seanan McGuire is also a singer-song writer, and further information about her books and music can be found on her website here.
Where did you go to school? (And what did you major in?)
I went to the University of California Berkeley -- go Bears! -- where I majored in folklore and mythology.
Which writers have influenced you the most?
Stephen King, Tanya Huff, William Shakespeare, the Brothers Grimm, and Ray Bradbury.
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