More About Me + Contact Info


email me: inquiry at rebeccaroanhorse dot com

Rebecca Roanhorse is a Nebula, Hugo and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (Campbell) Award for Best New Writer. Her novel Trail of Lightning (Book 1 in the Sixth World Series) won the Locus Award for Best First Novel and is a Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy finalist. It was also selected as an Amazon, B&N, Library Journal, and NPR Best Books of 2018, among others. Book 2 in the Sixth World Series, Storm of Locusts, has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist. Her next novel, Resistance Reborn, is part of Star Wars: Journey to The Rise of Skywalker and is out in November 2019. Her middle grade novel Race to the Sun for the Rick Riordan Present’s Imprint will release in January of 2020, and her epic Fantasy novel Between Earth and Sky will follow in late 2020.

Her short fiction can be found in Apex Magazine, New Suns, The Mythic Dream, and various other anthologies. Her non-fiction can be found in Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, and How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (Macmillan).

She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pups. She drinks a lot of black coffee. Find more at and on Twitter at @RoanhorseBex.

Find her Fiction & Non-Fiction HERE.

BOOK AGENT: Represented by Sara Megibow at KT Literary.

Kassie Evashevski
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  1. Dear Ms. Roanhorse:

    I teach a science fiction class (at the high school level) and I would love to use your short story “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM” as part of my curriculum next year.

    May I have your permission to use it?

    Also, since it is your intellectual property, I’d like to pay you for its use, whatever you feel is reasonable (I can mail you a check; I don’t do Paypal because of its founder Peter Thiel’s cozy relationship to Drumpf).

    Please let me know.

    Also, if you give me your permission to use your story in my class, if you’d be interested in seeing the discussion questions that I intend to generate about the story to lead a class discussion, I’d be happy to email those to you.

    Thank you.

    –Brandon Juhl

  2. Dear Ms. Roanhorse –
    I consumed Trail of Lightning. When I finally returned to my senses, I recommended it by email, tweet, text, and conversation to everyone I encountered for the past month. I’ve read the “Authentic Experience ” and also preordered Storm of Locusts. Unfortunately, I found I can’t yet preorder Between Earth and Sky.

    As I’ve told Darynda Jones, if you keep writing, I’ll keep reading. You’re an amazing creator. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us.

  3. Trail of Lightning was a real treat, and I certainly enjoyed your writing. I’ve been reading science fiction and fantasy for the best part of seventy years, and I’ve rarely come across a story I’ve enjoyed as much as yours. Thank you!

      1. I just finished Storm of Locusts: congratulations on another excellent book! It was great fun to find out more about your world and its characters, and I have to say the pacing was particularly well done, and kept me up reading late at night. And should we ever meet, we’ll have to talk about slide-action, double-barrel shotguns: esoteric weapons indeed, although admitted a “guy thing”.

  4. Dear Ms. Roanhorse:

    Thank you for this wonderful book. You, Saladin Ahmed, Nnedi Okorafor, Ken Liu and Tomi Adeyemi are making it a very good time to be a fantasy reader. I can’t wait for the next book!

  5. Terry Holland

    Dear Ms. Roanhorse,

    Thank you for this truly brilliant book (Trail of Lightning). I spent the best part of my childhood on Dine land from 1956 – 1962 in Tuba City and Page. While I live now in Canada, on Vancouver Island, I love to visit the red rock country of Northern Arizona and Northern New Mexico. This wonderful book made me feel that magical land in my heart again. I can hardly wait to read your short stories and your next novel in April.

  6. Ms. Roanhorse, I am so excited to have found another heroine and well formed crew worth following! I will read whatever you write; count on it. Thank you for the ride.

  7. Ms. Roanhorse, I wish to say congratulations on your new series The Sixth World. Having recently found out that I have a native american ancestor, I am so proud of your accomplishment. Will be looking forward to the next installment of The Sixth World.

  8. Oh my gosh, I just finished listening to Trail of Lightning and Storm of Locusts – back to back. What amazing books – I loved both! I’m hoping you will continue to add to this series! Thanks so much!

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