Cate Tiernan

Cate Tiernan

Infobox Writer

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birthdate = Birth date and age|1961|7|24|mf=y
birthplace = New Orleans, United States
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occupation = Novelist
genre = Fantasy, Adventure
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notableworks = "Sweep Series"
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Cate Tiernan (born July 24 1961) is an American writer.


Cate Tiernan was born in New Orleans, and currently lives in North Carolina with her two daughters. Tiernan became a writer as she believed she had something to say to young people and that she could do it well. She writes novels for young adults which are mostly magic-based. Her most popular work is the "Sweep" series (called the "Wicca" series in the UK, Belgium and Australia editions). She herself is not Wiccan, but has said that she appreciates many aspects of the religion, including its tradition of acknowledging and embracing the power of women.

Cate Tiernan is her pen name, not her real name. Fact|date=February 2008

Tiernan was remarried [ [ The Fire Fairy: Unofficial Cate Tiernan Site ] ] in Spring of 2007.



A series of fourteen short novels, plus one longer novel set 20 years after the original story, "Sweep" or "Wicca" is a fictional story set against an American East Coast background. It follows the teenage life of Morgan Rowlands, a self-conscious New York teenager who discovers that she is a "blood witch". She goes through an emotional and spiritual journey of growth in discovering her true heritage and the implications of it on her life and those around her.


In 2005, Tiernan came out with another witch series called "Balefire". This series, which is set in New Orleans, is also about witches, although not as strongly Wiccan-based. The fourth book in the Balefire series is the last one.

Immortal Beloved

In December 2007, Tiernan sold the rights for her next upcoming work, the Immortal Beloved trilogy. The series is said to revolve around an immortal who has lived a dark life but is finally starting to turn towards the light. No release date has been issued yet.


Sweep Series
* "Book of Shadows" (2001)
* "The Coven" (2001)
* "Blood Witch" (2001)
* "Dark Magick" (2001)
* "Awakening" (2001)
* "Spellbound" (2001)
* "The Calling" (2001)
* "Changeling" (2001)
* "Strife" (2002)
* "Seeker" (2002)
* "Origins" (2002)
* "Eclipse" (2002)
* "Reckoning" (2002)
* "Full Circle" (2002)
* "Night's Child" (2003)

Balefire Series
* "A Chalice of Wind" (2005)
* "A Circle of Ashes" (2005)
* "A Feather of Stone" (2005)
* "A Necklace of Water" (2006)

Immortal Beloved


External links

* [ SweepMoon] - Fansite
* [ The Fire Fairy] - Fansite
* [ Forever Sweep] - Fansite

NAME= Tiernan, Cate
SHORT DESCRIPTION= American Novelist
DATE OF BIRTH= July 24, 1961
PLACE OF BIRTH= New Orleans, United States

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