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Laurell K Hamilton

USA (1963 - )

Laurell K. Hamilton was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas but grew up in Sims, Indiana, a hamlet with a population of about one hundred souls. Laurell's mother died in a car crash in 1969, after which time her grandmother held the household together. Her mother's death, her grandmother's role in raising her, and having grown up with no men in the home are "the three things that made who I am," she says. She still believes she would have grown up to be a writer regardless.

In 1994, Laurell published her first Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter book, GUILTY PLEASURES, and she hasn't stopped writing since. She has written nine additional Anita Blake books, and in October, 2000, began the New York Times bestselling Meredith Gentry series for Ballantine Books. She says she writes because to not write -- even for her own enjoyment -- would be like not breathing. It is just something she has to do. She now resides in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, her young daughter, three pug dogs, and an ever-fluctuating assortment of fish.
 
Series
Guilty PleasuresThe Laughing CorpseCircus of the DamnedThe Lunatic Cafe
Bloody BonesThe Killing DanceBurnt OfferingsBlue Moon
Obsidian ButterflyNarcissus in ChainsCerulean SinsIncubus Dreams
MicahDanse MacabreThe HarlequinBlood Noir
Skin TradeFlirtBulletHit List
BeautyKiss the DeadAfflictionDancing
 
Club VampyreThe Midnight CafeBlack Moon InnAnita Blake: Vampire Hunter Set
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter OmnibusNightshade TavernAnita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Collection 6-10Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Collection 11-15
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Collection: 16-19
 
A Kiss of ShadowsA Caress of TwilightSeduced By MoonlightA Stroke of Midnight
Mistral's KissA Lick of FrostSwallowing DarknessDivine Misdemeanors
A Shiver of Light
 
Immortal Witches (with Susan Krinard, J D Robb and Maggie Shayne)
4. Out of This World (2001)
Out of This World
 
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter (Graphic Novels)
1. The First Death (2008) (with Jonathon Green)
2. Guilty Pleasures (Graphic Novel) (2008)
3. The Laughing Corpse (Graphic Novel) (2010) (with Ron Lim and Jessica Ruffner)
The First DeathGuilty Pleasures (Graphic Novel)The Laughing Corpse (Graphic Novel)
 
Anita Blake: Circus of the Damned
1. The Charmer (2011)
2. The Ingenue (2011)
3. The Scoundrel (2012) (with Jessica Ruffner)
The CharmerThe IngenueThe Scoundrel
 
Series contributed to
Nightshade
 
Death of a Darklord
 
Anthologies edited
Ardeur: 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series
 
Anthologies containing stories by Laurell K Hamilton
Superheroes
 
Short stories
House of Wizards (1989)
Stealing Souls (1989)
A Token for Celandine (1989)
Winterkill (1990)
The Cursemaker (1991)
Geese (1991)
A Clean Sweep (1994)


Links to other websites
laurellkhamilton.org


Laurell K Hamilton recommends
Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania (1978)
(Saint-Germain, book 1)
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
"Nobody does historical vampire fiction better."
The Monster of Minnesota
The Monster of Minnesota (1997)
(News from the Edge, book 1)
Mark C Sumner
"If the Cat who... books could meet The X-Files, the adventures of Savvy McKinnon would be the result."
Hunter's Moon
Hunter's Moon (2004)
(Tales Of The Sazi, book 1)
C T Adams and Cathy Clamp
"I read the book in one sitting. This book has some twists in the werewolf's tail that were very cool. "
Captive Moon
Captive Moon (2006)
(Tales Of The Sazi, book 3)
C T Adams and Cathy Clamp
"A world this enjoyable deserves more than one visit."
Key to Redemption
Key to Redemption (2008)
(Gillian Key, ParaDoc, book 3)
Talia Gryphon
"A unique idea in the paranormal genre."
Dust
Dust (2010)
(Resurgam Trilogy, book 1)
Joan Frances Turner
"Dust is a thoughtful, poignant, and frightening book... and may make you change sides in the next war between zombies and humans."



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