Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead is the #1 international bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series, which has sold millions of copies and been made into a feature film. Her other young adult works include The Glittering Court series, Soundless, and Vampire Academy’s spinoff series, Bloodlines. Richelle has a master's degree in religion and mythology, and loves all things fantasy and sci-fi.

  • These Words Matter: Richelle Mead

    These Words Matter: Richelle Mead

    I’ve thought long and hard about this, and I can’t really come up with the book that made me a reader. And that’s because I was never a not-reader. I have no memory of a time when I wasn’t regularly reading (or being read to). I realize how arrogant it sounds—as if I’m suggesting I came straight out of the womb with a book in my hand. Maybe I did. That would explain a lot. My dad read to me nightly throughout my childhood. He’d stop at almost every garage sale he passed while working as an electrician. This meant our house had an endless supply of beat-up paperbacks. I…