Daughter of two Cuban political exiles, M.C.A. Hogarth was born a foreigner in the American melting pot and has had a fascination for the gaps in cultures and the bridges that span them ever since. She has been many things—web database architect, product manager, technical writer and massage therapist—but is currently a full-time parent, artist, writer and anthropologist to aliens, both human and otherwise.

Her fiction has variously been recommended for a Nebula, a finalist for the Spectrum, placed on the Tiptree long list and chosen for two best-of anthologies; her art has appeared in RPGs, magazines and on book covers. M.C.A. Hogarth also served as Vice President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) for three years.

Her current focus is new business models for artists and independent marketing and distribution innovations. It’s an exciting time to be working in the arts, with expanding choices for creative professionals willing to capitalize on those opportunities! Her first crowdfunded fiction project kicked off in 2004 before the word was even coined. M.C.A. has experimented with everything from “choose-your-own-adventure” style serials online to kickstarting creative projects and is looking forward to future experiments in using technology to bring art directly to the audience.

You can find her bio pages on Wikipedia, TVTropes and WikiFur.

Contact Me

If you want to report a typo or a formatting error in one of my books, please use my #typos channel on my discord!

Otherwise: I don’t have much time anymore to answer personal mail, so I may not have a chance to do more than read anything sent to me. But if that doesn’t deter you, you can email me at m at mcahogarth dot org.


  1. Hello Ms Hogarth from an Australian reader.
    I am a 65 year old male SF fan and have read novels by all of the old time authors.
    I recently found your “Earthrise” series which I found very entertaining but feel that at least one more novel could be gained from the story.
    Queen Lliolesa has to abdicate for Reese to become queen. Perhaps move to Chalice with Araelis and one of Alacazam’s buds
    Somebody (perhaps research by Hirianthial, Kis’eh’t and Sela) has to invent some treatment to give Reese and the Fuzzies longer life which will be heredity in future generations.
    Partners need to be found for Bryer and Kis’eh’t (perhaps they could do the longlife research)
    And what about Talithen’s Mother? What changes her?
    Does the false Queen become successful as a trader? Perhaps Talithen’s mother could decide to become also be a successful trader with her.
    Sorry there is perhaps 2 books there.

    With thanks for an excellent story (so far)
    Derek Gratz

  2. Just the way I feel also. At least one more book to finish Theresa’s story and the wedding she’s to have and family she and Hirianthial create. I wonder what their offspring would look like? All her friends too.

  3. First, thank you! From the heart. I’m male, currently embarked on the uncertain octogenarian road, and an undisciplined jack of a few trades, including art and writing. So I admire your obvious mastery of multiple facets of both, plus their integration in your world-building.
    I’ve just experienced A Rose Point Holiday, as the presumed culmination of the Her Instruments series, and soaked up a few tissues throughout all five — especially in the latter one. Tears of joy for the most part, in that you’ve succeed in achieving warmth and insight among your diverse range of characters that it seems I never was qualified to, though I’ve tried. Oh, ideas and concepts I’ve had a few (perhaps “too few to mention”), and I’ve mostly let characters voice them, and even joke with each other about them and life and each other and the latest silly thing someone did; but never captured what any of them felt in the process. Sure, I could explain or simply say, or use some cliché for it… But provide the experience of it? Not so much.
    So, thank you for letting me live with Reese and her friends in the Peltedverse for a while, and I’ll seek out the Dreamhealers set to stay while I can. (I’ll decide later about the dealing with the Chatcaava beyond any appearance in these.)

  4. Hello. Bought all of the paperback versions of the Her Instrument series and am still in the midst of the first read. To be frank, I bought the series because the heroine is Black and am staying with it because it is good. I am happy to see how much she grows as the series progresses and that you have avoided racial stereotypes in her portrayal.

  5. I’m desperately looking for an audio version of Admonishments of the Kherishdar. I have Aphorisms, which I got on audible, although it’s no longer listed there. But can’t find Admonishments anywhere.

  6. I found the first Dreamhealer book on the Fussy Librarian, free. I download a lot of books there. Most of them merit only a few pages before it’s clear they are poorly written or not my style. Mindtouch, however, read like the first Foundation book. Your mastery of the language is amazing, and your gentle literary touch is soothing and exhilerating at the same time.

    Now I’ve read something like 20 of your books, and I really love most of it. Keep it up.

    The one thread I would like to see followed is the Queen’s Tams. I can easily imagine at least a book, and possibly a series on this so far only-hinted-at story.

  7. Dear Ms Hogarth,

    I recently read the first book in the trilogy (Earthrise) which I enjoyed immensely but when I went to purchase the next one (Rose Point) Kobo reported that the book was not available in my region (UK). It did the same when I tried to buy the third book as well.

    Is there any particular reason for this?

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