P. C. Cast
|Born||April 30, 1960|
Watseka, Illinois, U.S.
|Notable works||House of Night series (co-author)|
Phyllis Christine Cast (born April 30, 1960) is an American romance/fantasy author, known for the House of Night series she writes and her daughter Kristin Cast edits, as well as her own Goddess Summoning and Partholon book series.
On her own, P.C. Cast is known for her Goddess Summoning and Partholon book series. Her first book, Goddess by Mistake, originally published in 2001, won the Prism, Holt Medallion, and Laurel Wreath awards, and was a finalist for the National Readers' Choice Award; her subsequent books have also won a variety of prizes.
In 2005, she and her daughter began co-writing the House of Night series. In the wake of the current popularity of vampire fiction led by Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, the Casts' books have enjoyed substantial and increasing critical and commercial success, and in March 2009, the fifth book in their series, Hunted, opened at number one on the best-seller lists of USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.
According to P.C. Cast, the concept for the House of Night novels came from her agent, who suggested the theme "vampire finishing school." The books take place in an alternative universe version of Tulsa, Oklahoma inhabited by both humans and "vampyres" (Cast uses this alternative spelling in the books, explaining it as a choice she made "just 'cause I like the way it looks"). The protagonist, Zoey Redbird, age 16, is "marked" as a "fledgling" and moves to the "House of Night" school to undergo her transformation.
In November 2008, Variety reported that producers Michael Birnbaum and Jeremiah S. Chechik had obtained an option to acquire the motion picture rights in the House of Night series. No film resulted from this, and in November 2011, it was announced that the film rights had been acquired by producer Samuel Hadida's company, Davis Films.
- Goddess of the Sea, Berkley, 2003 (ISBN 0-425-19279-2).
- Goddess of Spring, Berkley, 2004 (ISBN 0-425-19749-2)
- Goddess of Light, Berkley, 2005 (ISBN 0-425-20196-1)
- Goddess of the Rose, Berkley, 2006 (ISBN 0-425-20891-5)
- Goddess of Love, Berkley, 2007 (ISBN 0-425-21528-8)
- Warrior Rising, Berkley, 2008 (ISBN 0425221377)
- Goddess of Legend, Berkeley, 2010 (ISBN 0-425-22816-9)
- Goddess of Troy, 2011 (ISBN 0-749-95361-6) (reissue of Warrior Rising)
The Divine Series (also known as the Partholon Series) was Cast's earliest work, with the first entry, Goddess by Mistake, published in 2001 by the independent press Hawk Publishing. The series follows Shannon Parker, a high school English teacher from Oklahoma who swaps places with Rhiannon, a Celtic goddess from a parallel dimension ruled by centaurs. Following Cast's later success, the original entry was rereleased under the title Divine by Mistake, and followed by a sequel, Divine by Choice, in 2006. Two further entries in the series followed in 2007 and 2009.
- Divine by Mistake (ISBN 0-373-80247-1) or Goddess by Mistake, 21 April 2001
- Divine by Choice (ISBN 0-373-80251-X), 1 December 2006
- Divine by Blood (ISBN 0-373-80291-9), 2007
- Divine Beginnings ISBN 9781426845376 , 2009, PREQUAL
- Elphame's Choice, 2004 (ISBN 0-373-80213-7)
- Brighid's Quest, 2005 (ISBN 0-373-80242-0)
House of Night
- 1 Marked, St. Martin's (ISBN 9780312360269) May 28, 2007
- 2 Betrayed, St. Martin's (ISBN 978-0-312-36028-3) October 2, 2007
- 3 Chosen, St. Martin's (ISBN 9780312360306) March 4, 2008
- 4 Untamed, St. Martin's (ISBN 9780312379834) September 23, 2008
- 5 Hunted, St. Martin's (ISBN 9780312379827) March 10, 2009
- 6 Tempted, St. Martin's (ISBN 9780312567484) October 27, 2009
- 7 Burned, St. Martin's (ISBN 9780312606169) April 27, 2010
- 8 Awakened, St. Martin's (ISBN 9780312650247) January 4, 2011
- 8.1 Dragon's Oath, St. Martin's (ISBN 9781250000231) July 12, 2011, novella
- 9 Destined, St. Martin's (ISBN 9780312650254) October 25, 2011
- 9.1 Lenobia's Vow, St. Martin's (ISBN 9781250000248) January 31, 2012, novella
- 10 Hidden, St. Martin's (ISBN 9780312594428) October 16, 2012
- 10.1 Neferet's Curse, St. Martin's (ISBN 9781250000255) February 19, 2013, novella
- 11 Revealed, St. Martin's October 15, 2013
- 11.1 Kalona's Fall, St. Martin's July 29, 2014, novella
- 12 Redeemed, St. Martin's October 14, 2014
House of Night Other World
- Loved, July 11, 2017
- Lost, July 10, 2018
- Forgotten, October 29, 2019
- The Fledgling Handbook or The Fledgling Handbook 101, St. Martin's (ISBN 9780312595128) October 26, 2010
- Nyx In The House Of Night, BenBella Books (ISBN 9781935618553) June 7, 2011
- House of the Night: Legacy, graphic novel July 10, 2021
Tales of a New World
- Moon Chosen, October, 2016 (ISBN 9781250100726)
- Sun Warrior, 17 October 2017 (ISBN 9781250100757)
- Wind Rider, 16 October 2018 (ISBN 9781250100788)
- The Dysasters, February 26, 2019
Anthologies and Collections
|Anthology or Collection||Contents||Publication
|Mysteria||Jul 2006||Susan Grant, Mary Janice Davidson|
|Mysteria Nights||Candy Cox and the Big Bad (Were)Wolf||Jul 2011||Susan Grant, Mary Janice Davidson|
|After Moonrise||Possessed||Oct 2012||Gena Showalter|
|Immortal: Love Stories with a Bite||Oct 2009|
Edited by P.C. Cast
- Immortal: Love Stories With Bite, BenBella Books (announced release date October 2009) (ISBN 9781933771922)
- Eternal: Love Stories With Bite, BenBella Books (ISBN 978-1935618010, Smart Pop, October 2010)
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- Vit Wagner, "Fame's at stake for Cast of two: Mother and daughter team's vampire formula", Toronto Star, March 29, 2009.
- Constance Drogranes,"Vampire love spikes in new book 'Hunted'" Archived 2009-09-01 at the Wayback Machine, CTV News, March 26, 2009.
- P.C. Cast Archived 2012-04-04 at WebCite at eHarlequin.com (retrieved July 14, 2009)
- Alexandra Alter, "Young Blood: Vampires go to finishing school in a mother-daughter team's best seller", Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2009.
- Fiona Purdon, "Teens Find New Dark Tales to Satisfy their Twilight Craving", The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Australia), March 21, 2009.
- Carol Memmott, "'Twilight' Brings Supernatural Fiction to Life, Boosts Genre", USA Today, March 10, 2009.
- "Book buzz: What's new on the list and in publishing", USA Today, March 18, 2009.
- Ryan Dahlgren, "Oklahoma author: P.C. Cast" Archived 2012-04-04 at WebCite, at Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers website (retrieved July 6, 2009).
- "An Interview with P.C. Cast" at Amazon.com listing for Hunted (retrieved July 15, 2009).
- Michael Fleming, "Producers building 'House of Night': Vampire novels acquired by Birnbaum, Chechik", Variety, November 17, 2008.
- "PC Cast's Blog". MOVIE NEWS! (Finally!). Retrieved 5 November 2011.
- Andrew Stewart, "Davis Films bites for 'Night': Vampire book series eyed for bigscreen franchise", Variety, November 2, 2011.
- Jason Ashley Wright, "Spell 'Casting': Author P.C. Cast Weaves a Fantastical Incantation over Readers", Tulsa World, September 24, 2006.
- James D. Watts, Jr.,"The Break of 'Night'", Tulsa World, September 21, 2008.
- Eliza. An Interview with Writer Preston Fassel. Eliza Gale Interviews. Retrieved 24 January 2017[permanent dead link]
- Biedenharn, Isabella (22 March 2016). "P.C. Cast's 'Moon Chosen' cover and excerpt". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 20 December 2016.