Carrie Vaughn’s KITTY’S MIX-TAPE is one of the best collections of the year

Excitement builds for Carrie Vaughn’s forthcoming KITTY’S MIX TAPE (not due until October but currently available for pre-order from your favorite bookseller or direct from Tachyon and for reviewers via EDELWEISS and NETGALLEY).

Cover design by Elizabeth Story

H. C. Newton of THE IRRESPONSIBLE READER praises the collection.

There wasn’t a dud in the bunch, which is rare for a short story compilation—sure, I liked the ones about Kitty and her friends best, because that’s what I came to the collection for. But I liked them all.


It’s one of the best collections I’ve read this year—and maybe for a good chunk of last year, too. Give it a whirl.

For BOOKLIST, Diana Tixier Herald also enjoys the book.

For many, reading in the time of COVID-19 is a challenge, making comfort books a good fallback. This collection of paranormal stories of various lengths is a delightful read for those who have enjoyed Vaughn’s novels featuring Kitty Norville, the late-night talk show DJ who was bitten by and turned into a werewolf, including Kitty Rocks the House (2013).


Ten previously published stories are joined by three original tales and the story notes and playlists add interest, though beware of ear worms.

Elaine Howlin, on their eponymous site, agrees.

This is the final instalment in the Kitty Norville series though not all of the stories follow her, some are even historical’s. I thoroughly enjoyed reading other character’s point of view and getting another look around the world.

WORDS I WRITE CRAZY can’t wait for the release.

I’ve read this book, and I enjoyed it so much, and I can’t wait for it to be out so everybody else can read it!


We welcome a NY Times Bestselling author to the coffee house, as she takes a break from WorldCon. Come hear how Carrie found her way into writing, her thoughts on genres and trends, and how she measured her own success and KPIs as a writer of commercial fiction.