Caragh M. O'Brien
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Caragh M. O'Brien
Caragh M. O'Brien
O'Brien in 2014.
O'Brien in 2014.

Caragh M. O'Brien is the author of the Birthmarked trilogy, a series of young adult, dystopian novels. Her books take place in a world destroyed by climate change.

Early life

O'Brien was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor of Science in physics, and earned her MA at Johns Hopkins University.[]


Before becoming a full-time writer, O'Brien was a high school teacher. She also published romance novels.[1]

Personal life

O'Brien is married with three children; two sons and one daughter. She is one of seven children in her family and she has sixteen nieces and six nephews.[2]


Birthmarked Trilogy

  • Birthmarked, Roaring Brook Press, 2010[3]
  • Prized, Roaring Brook Press, 2011
  • Promised, Roaring Brook Press, 2012

Short stories in the Birthmarked universe:

  • "Tortured", set between Birthmarked and Prized; published online at, and in Burniac, Laura, ed. (2015). Fierce Reads: Kisses and Curses. Square Fish. ISBN 9781250060532.
  • "Ruled", set between Prized and Promised; published online at
  • Additional tie-in stories are available from Caragh O'Brien's personal web site

Vault of Dreamers Trilogy

  • The Vault of Dreamers, Roaring Brook Press, 2016
  • The Rule of Mirrors, Roaring Brook Press, 2016
  • The Keep of Ages, Roaring Brook Press, 2017


  1. ^ "Books by Caragh O'Brien". RT Book Reviews. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "About Caragh ". Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  3. ^ "Birthmarked". Publishers Weekly. February 15, 2010.

External links

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