SEANAN McGUIRE is the author of the October Daye urban fantasy novels, as well as the InCryptid and Wayward Children series. She also goes by the name Mira Grant and writes darker literature. Seanan is a fire hazard who lives in Seattle with her cats, a large collection of frightening dolls, horror movies, and enough books to qualify her as such. She was the 2010 John W. Wooden Award recipient. She was the first individual to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot in 2013, winning the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.