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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  P.C. Cast  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: in Watseka, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

She was born in Watseka, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cast is a writer, teacher, and speaker. She served in the US Air Force and has taught high school and college level English. Cast also writes a series of Young Adult books with her daughter Kristin Cast - the House of Night series.

Published Works

    Elphame's Choice, Luna, 2004Brighid's Quest, Luna, 2005Mysteria, Berkley Sensation, 2006Warrior Rising, Berkley Sensation, 2008Goddess Series:''Goddess By Mistake, Hawk Publishing Group, 2001Goddess of the Sea, Berkley Publishing Group, 2003Goddess of Spring, Berkely Sensation, 2005Goddess of Light, Berkely Sensation, 2005Goddess of the Rose, Berkely Publishing Group, 2006'House of Night Series:' - written with Kristin CastMarked, St. Martin's Press, 2007Betrayed, St. Martin's Press, 2007Chosen, St. Martin's Press, 2008Untamed, St. Martin's Press, 2008Hunted, St. Martin's Press, 2009Tempted'', St. Martin's Press, 2009

Selected Titles At Your Library

Elphame's choice /
ISBN: 0373210159. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Don Mills, Ont. :. ©2004.

I was marked from birth as belonging to the Goddess Epona -- but that didn't make my life easy. Because of my "blessings," I was set apart, worshiped, unable to make real connections with others. Then came the Feeling, and with it a glimpse of my destiny. It led me to the McCall's castle of legend, deserted since the terrible Fomorian war. I followed the wordless call to breathe new life into a place long dead, but I didn't realize there were dark remnants of the war lingering in the nearby forest -- victims and survivors who remained hidden. Others marked as different, powerful. Feared. My choice was now twofold. I could keep to the happiness and safety of my newfound home, or I could choose a path that led to something more terrible, more dangerous, more thrilling than anything I'd ever expected. And in that future I might never be alone again ...

Brighid's quest /
ISBN: 0373802420. OCLC Number:

Luna,. New York, NY :. 2005.

A centaur is caught between the needs of her herd and her friendship with a human clan.

Mysteria /
ISBN: 0425211061. OCLC Number:

Berkley Sensation,. New York :. ©2006.

Four sensual tales center around Mysteria, a magical place where the supernatural has coexisted peacefully with the mortal world until the bewitching ladies of this realm unleash a campaign of seduction that will be talked about for centuries.

Warrior rising /
ISBN: 0425221377. OCLC Number:

Berkley Sensation,. New York :. 2008.

The Goddesses have had it with the Trojan War. So much devastation all because of some silly male egos. The worst of the bunch is that cocky, handsome brute Achilles. But the only way to stop a man like Achilles is to distract him with something far more pleasurable than combat ... Enter Kat, a modern girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Goddesses transform her into a Trojan princess, having no doubt that she'll capture Achilles's attention. But can her independent spirit match the unquenchable fire of his epic rage?--From publisher description.

Goddess of the rose /
ISBN: 0425227103. OCLC Number:

Berkley Sensation,. New York :. 2009, ©2006.

In this version of Beauty and the beast, Mikki Empousai is transported into the Realm of the Rose, whose guardian beast and other inhabitants slumber from a curse of the realm's ruler, the goddess Hecate. Mikki learns that she is a priestess and that the goddess expects her to remove the curse.

Marked :
ISBN: 0312360266. OCLC Number:

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The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampires have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampire Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampire friends.

Betrayed :
ISBN: 0312360282. OCLC Number:

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After settling in at the House of Night and becoming more comfortable with her vast powers, fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird faces a horrible crisis as human teenagers are becoming victims of a wave of murders and the House of Night becomes the prime suspect.

Chosen :
ISBN: 0312360304. OCLC Number:

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Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledging vampyre Zoey Redbird's adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this "highly addictive series" in which Zoey's mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn't have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare: Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare position of having three boyfriends. Mix a little blood lust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn't get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith, and Zoey's horrid-step-father in particular, are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely reflects the truth.

Untamed :
ISBN: 0312379838. OCLC Number:

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Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird - she's become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.

Hunted :
ISBN: 031237982X. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Griffin,. New York :. 2009.

" ... Zoey's friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren't Neferet's secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn't want to hear and truths she can't face? On the run and holed up in Tulsa's Prohibition-era tunnels, Zoey and her gang must discover a way to deal with something that might bring them all down ..."--

Tempted /
ISBN: 0312567480. OCLC Number:

St. Martins Griffin,. New York :. 2009.

Zoey Redbird, High Priestess-in-training, finds herself juggling three guys--one of which is so into protecting her that he can sense her emotions. Meanwhile the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and only Zoey has the power to stop the evil immortal Kalona who is behind it. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?


Laurel Wreath Award for Excellence in Published Romance Fiction, Prism Award adn Holt Medallion for best paranormal romance for

Goddess by Mistake

Oklahoma Book Award

American Library's Association's Young Adult Library Services Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

Romantic Times Online

Reviewers' Choice Award

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)