She was born on November 12th, 1976 in Michigan. Where she got her Bachelor Degree in General Studies. After that she got her Bachelor, she wasn’t done yet and went to the Western Michigan University were she made her Master of Comparative Religion. Then she moved to Seattle, Washington where she accomplished her Master Degree in Teaching.
While she always loved to read especially mythology and folklore. That wasn’t enough for her any more so she started writing herself while she was teaching 8th Grade Students social studies and English. Her first Book Succubus Blues got published by Kensington Books in February 2007. After this accomplishment she started to realise that she wants to became a full time writer, so she quit her job as a teacher and started to write full time. Soon after the first book many more came. Richelle Mead is a Fantasy Novel writer.
In 2009 she married her husband Jay, with who she has to sons.