Welcome to RachelNeumeier.com
Hello, and welcome to my official website. Take a look around – you’ll find information on my books, my life as an author and what else I’m up to at the moment. You’ll also find my personal book recommendations and some useful links. Feel free to get in touch via my contact page if you would like to find out more.
Books by Rachel Neumeier
I’m the author of the both YA and regular adult fantasy, including the Griffin Mage Trilogy which hit the shelves in a trade paperback omnibus edition in late 2011:
Don’t you love that “world on fire” feel to it?
The Griffin Mage, Book Three: Law of the Broken Earth
Booklist: “This vivid, satisfying conclusion to Neumeier’s Griffin Mage trilogy . . .”
And, in more good news about the Griffin Mage trilogy, Tantor Media brought out all three in audio format — great for those long drives! — and the Science Fiction Book Club has produced an omnibus hardcover.
My most recent title is HOUSE OF SHADOWS, which has the most beautiful cover ever:
Isn’t that lovely? If you’re getting a geisha vibe from this cover, great! The keiso in this story are certainly not geisha, but they were influenced by the idea of geisha.
House of Shadows was published as adult fantasy, but can be read as Young Adult or Adult depending on your mood! About half its reviewers felt that it read one way, about half the other. What can I say? I usually do write on the edge between the two. I’m glad to say that most of the reviews have been positive, whichever way the reviewer read the story!
My first published book was a Young Adult fantasy novel, The City in the Lake.
And my second YA novel, The Floating Islands, came out in February 2011.
ISLANDS was chosen by the prestigious Junior Library Guild as a selection, which is quite an honor! It also received a starred review from Kirkus, and Kirkus reviewers are famously stingy with their starred reviews, so that was another feather in its cap.
For periodic news about what I’m currently working on, please visit the News and Blog page.