Rachel Caine was born Roxanne Conrad in White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas Tech University. She has written more than 30 novels including the Morganville Vampires series, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, and the Revivalist series. She has written under the names Julie Fortune, Roxanne Longstreet and Roxanne Conrad. She received a Paranormal Pearl Award, an RT Booklovers Award, and a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times. Before becoming a full time author in 2010, she worked in corporate communications.