Author Profile

Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is a writer, artist, and musician and the New York Times bestselling author of Shiver, hailed by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as a lyrical tale, and by BookPage as beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages. There are more than 1.7 million copies of the trilogy in print. Since publication, rights to more than thirty-six foreign editions of Shiver have been licensed. Linger, the second book in the Shiver trilogy debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. 


The Scorpio Races, received five starred reviews and was named to the following best of the year lists for 2011: Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, The Horn Book and Kirkus Reviews. In addition, The Scorpio Races was named a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association, a New York Times Notable Children's Book, and The New York Times Book Review raved, [Stiefvater] not only steps out of the young adult fantasy box with The Scorpio Races but crushes it with pounding hooves. If The Scorpio Races sounds like nothing you've ever read, that's because it is.

Stiefvater lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. 


Alternate Bio:  After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, she's now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic dogs who fart recreationally, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.

She's also an award-winning colored pencil artist, plays several musical instruments (most infamously, the bagpipes), and recently acquired a race car.

"MAGGIE WAS THE ABSOLUTE BEST. SHE HAS A WONDERFUL FOLLOWING. HER TALK WAS FABULOUS AND FUNNY. THE AUDIENCE LOVED HER. SHE PLAYED THE BAGPIPES WHICH WAS A REAL DELIGHT FOR EVERYONE! I couldn't have asked for a better author to be at our YA Day festival. She is tops in every category. She took the time to talk to everyone, get pictures taken, read tarot cards, and was as pleasant as anyone can be!"
-- Lynn Hofer, Celebrate the Book Festival - PA

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Videos featuring Maggie Stiefvater

TEDxNASA - Maggie Stiefvater - How Bad Teens Become Famous People

Maggie Stiefvater on “The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4)” | Book Expo America 2016