Richelle Mead's Baby Has Arrived

A huge congratulations to new mom Richelle Mead who just delivered her first child earlier today! 

The author, who is keeping the baby's sex and name a secret for the moment, announced her pregnancy on her blog back in February. And before getting down to business filming an author interview with RT's Morgan, they chatted about her impending mommy-hood off camera.

On camera, Richelle talked about what fans could expect in the busy month of August. Along with her baby's due date, the author's final book in her Succubus Blues urban fantasy series, a Vampire Academy graphic novel and the Vampire Academy spin-off series starter, Bloodlines, all have release dates this month. (You can check out her video interview with Morgan here and enter to win your own copy of Bloodlines.)

Richelle stayed very busy up until her due date with new interviews and excerpts posted online. (For example, you can enjoy chapter one and chapter two of Succubus Revealed now before the book is released next Tuesday.) But we’re betting now she’ll take some time off from writing to be with her brand new little one.

You can send your congrats along to the new mother by leaving a comment on her Facebook Fan Page or on her blog.

BLOG UPDATE 8/29/2011: Richelle's baby is a boy! The new mom posted a picture of him on twitter here.