Laurell K. Hamilton 19 February 1963

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Laurell Kaye Hamilton (born February 19, 1963) is an American fantasy and romance writer.[1] She is best known as the author of two series of stories.
Her New York Times-bestselling Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series centers on Anita Blake, a professional zombie raiser, vampire executioner and supernatural consultant for the police, which includes novels, short story collections, and comic books.
Six million copies of Anita Blake novels are in print.[2] Her Merry Gentry series centers on Meredith Gentry, Princess of the Unseelie court of Faerie, a private detective facing repeated assassination attempts.
Both fantasy series follow their protagonists as they gain in power and deal with the dangerous “realities” of worlds in which creatures of legend live.
Laurell Kaye Hamilton was born Laurell Kaye Klein in Heber Springs, Arkansas but grew up in Sims, Indiana with her grandmother Laura Gentry.[3] Her education includes degrees in English and biology from Marion College (now called Indiana Wesleyan University), a private Evangelical Christian liberal arts college in Marion, Indiana that is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church denomination. She met Gary Hamilton, whom she married, there. They have one daughter together, Trinity.[4]
Hamilton is involved with a number of animal charities, particularly supporting dog rescue efforts and wolf preservation.[5]
Hamilton currently lives in St. Louis County, Missouri,[6] with husband Jonathon Green and daughter Trinity.
Laurell K. Hamilton is the author of two major book series, spin-off comic books, various anthologies, and other stand-alone titles:
     Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter is an animator and necromancer who raises the dead for a living. She is also a vampire executioner and in later books a U.S. Marshal. Blake lives in a fictional St. Louis where vampires and were animals exist and recently gained some rights as citizens. As of November 2013, Hamilton has published 22 novels and 5 novellas in the Anita Blake series. As of 2009 more than 6 million copies of Anita Blake novels have been printed and several have become New York Times bestsellers.[2][7]
     Anita Blake comics are the comic book renditions of the Anita Blake series. As of May, 2012, the comic book series has included her first three books, Guilty Pleasures, Laughing Corpse and Circus of the Damned. There was also a special prologue type of comic issued named, “The First Death”.
     Merry Gentry is a Princess of Faerie and a private investigator. She is constantly dodging assassination attempts while juggling life in the “real world” where everyone knows faeries exist. As of November 2013, there have been a total of eight novels in the Merry Gentry series. The ninth Merry Gentry novel is scheduled for publication on June 3, 2014.
External link’s…
.        Official website (http://www.laurellkhamilton.org) Laurell K. Hamilton (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?
.        Laurell_K._Hamilton) at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
Work’s…
Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter
1. Guilty Pleasures (1993) ISBN 0-515-13449- X
2. The Laughing Corpse (1994) ISBN 0-425- 19200-8
3. Circus of the Damned (1995) ISBN 0-515- 13448-1
4. The Lunatic Cafe (1996) ISBN 0-425- 20137-6
5. Bloody Bones (1996) ISBN 0-425-20567-3
6. The Killing Dance (1997) ISBN 0-425-20906-7
7. Burnt Offerings (1998) ISBN 0-515-13447-3
8. Blue Moon (1998) ISBN 0-515-13445-7
9. Obsidian Butterfly (2000) ISBN 0-515-13450-3
10. Narcissus in Chains (2001) ISBN 5-558-61270-3
11. Cerulean Sins (2003) ISBN 0-515-13681-6
12. Incubus Dreams (2004) ISBN 0-515-13975-0
13. Micah (2006) ISBN 0-515-14087-2(novella)
14. Danse Macabre (2006) ISBN 0-425-20797-8
15. The Harlequin (2007) ISBN 978-0-425-21724-5
16. Blood Noir (2008) ISBN 978-0-425-22219-5
17. Skin Trade (2009) ISBN 978-0-425-22772-5
18. Flirt (February 2010) ISBN 978-0-425-23567-6 (novella)
19. Bullet (June 2010) ISBN 978-0-425-23433-4
20. Hit List (June 2011) ISBN 978-0-425-24113-4
21. Beauty (May 2012) ISBN 978-1-101-57930-5 (novella)
22. Kiss the Dead (June 2012) ISBN 978-0-425-24754-9
23. Affliction (July 2013) ISBN 978-0-425-25570-4
24. Dancing (September 2013) ISBN 978-0-698-15643-2 (novella)
25. “Shutdown” (short story; unofficially and temporarily released October 2013, not yet formally published)[14]
26. Jason (December 2, 2014) ISBN 978-0-515-15607-2 (novella)
27. Dead Ice (July 2015)
Merry Gentry series
1. A Kiss of Shadows (2000) ISBN 978-0-345- 42340-5
2. A Caress of Twilight (2002) ISBN 978-0- 345-47816-0
3. Seduced by Moonlight (2004) ISBN 978-0- 345-44359-5
4. A Stroke of Midnight (2005) ISBN 978-0- 345-44360-1
5. Mistral’s Kiss (2006) ISBN 978-0-345- 44361-8
6. A Lick of Frost (2007) ISBN 978-0-345-49591-4
7. Swallowing Darkness (2008) ISBN 978-0-345-49593-8
8. Divine Misdemeanors (2009) ISBN 978-0-345-49596-9
9. A Shiver of Light (June 4, 2014)
Marvel Comics series
(in Anita’s chronological order)
1. Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The First Death 1–2 (7 & 12/2007)
2. Guilty Pleasures Handbook (2007)
3. Anita Blake Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures 1–12 (12/2006 – 8/2008)
4. Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse –Animator 1–5 (10/2008 – 2/2009)
5. Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse – Necromancer 1–5 (4/2009 – 9/2009)
6. Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse –Executioner 1–5 (9/2009 – 3/2010)
7. Anita Blake: Circus of The Damned – The Charmer 1–5 (5/2010 – 10/2010)
8. Anita Blake: Circus of The Damned – The Ingenue 1–5 (1/2011–ongoing)
9. Anita Blake: Circus of the Damned – The Scoundrel 1–5 (Ongoing)
Others
Nightseer (1992)
Nightshade (1992) (Star Trek: The Next Generation authorized novel #24)
Death of a Darklord[6] (1995) (TSR’s Ravenloft series)
“A Clean Sweep” (first story in Superheroes, a 1995 anthology)
Cravings (anthology, 2004)
Bite (anthology, 2004)
Strange Candy (14 published and unpublished short stories, released November 2006)
Never After (anthology, 2009)
Ardeur: 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series Pub. Date: April 2010
Science Fiction Book Club omnibus editions
1. Club Vampyre (Guilty Pleasures, The Laughing Corpse, and Circus of the Damned)
2. Midnight Cafe (The Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones, and The Killing Dance)
3. Black Moon Inn (Burnt Offerings and Blue Moon)
4. Nightshade Tavern (Obsidian Butterfly and Narcissus in Chains)
5. Out of This World (first 100 pages of Narcissus in Chains)
Literature…
Gordon, Joan; Hollinger, Veronica, eds. (1997). Blood Read: The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 0-8122-1628-8. Lennard, John (2010). “Of Sex and Faerie: Meredith Gentry’s Improbable Code of Orgasm and Other Paranormal Romance”. In Lennard, John. Of Sex and Faerie: Further essays on Genre Fiction. Tirril: Humanities-Ebooks. pp. 112–164. ISBN 978-1-84760-171-1.
Benefiel, Candace, ed. (2011). Reading Laurell K. Hamilton. Colorado: Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 0- 3133-7835-5.
Interviews…
Riverfront Times (http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2008-11-19/news/mistress-of-horror-nobody- writes-vampire-novels-the-way-st-louis-laurell-k-hamilton-does-ndash-and-yes-there-s-lots-of-sex) (Nov 2008)
Locus Online Interview (http://www.locusmag.com/2000/Issues/09/Hamilton.html) (Sept 2000)
The SF Site: A Conversation with Laurell K. Hamilton (http://www.sfsite.com/11a/lh187.htm) (Sept 2004)
Interview on wotmania.com (http://www.wotmania.com/fantasymessageboardshowmessage.asp? MessageID=163714) (June 2006)
Notes…
1. ^ McCune, Alisa. “A Conversation With Laurell K. Hamilton” (http://www.sfsite.com/11a/lh187.htm). SF Site. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
2. ^ a b “Works by Laurell K Hamilton” (http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/works/). Retrieved 6 October 2010.
3. ^ a b c d e Benefiel, Candace (2006). Reading Laurell K. Hamilton (http://books.google.com/books?id=Ew5Ln4Qy9UYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=reading+laurell+k+hamilton&hl=en&sa=X&ei=x1qPUI_bJITB0QGxuICICQ&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=internet&f=false). Libraries Unlimited. p. 110. ISBN 0313378355.
4. ^ “Locus Online: Laurell K. Hamilton interview (excerpts)”(http://www.locusmag.com/2000/Issues/09/Hamilton.html). Locus. September 2000.
5. ^ “Laurell K. Hamilton Interview, Horror Author” (http://www.flamesrising.com/laurell-k-hamilton-interview-horror-author/). Flames Rising. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
6. ^ a b “Laurell K. Hamilton”(http://web.archive.org/web/20090224004728/http://ww2.wizards.com/Books/Wizards/Bios/default.aspx? doc=LaurellKHamilton). Archived from the original (http://ww2.wizards.com/Books/Wizards/Bios/default.aspx? doc=LaurellKHamilton) on Feb 24, 2009.
7. ^ “KISS THE DEAD” (http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/kiss-dead). RT Book Reviews. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
8. ^ Amazeen, Sandy. “Book Review: Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton” (http://www.monstersandcritics.com/books/science_fiction_fantasy/reviews/article_1171739.php/Book_Review_Dan se_Macabre_by_Laurell_K._Hamilton). Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
9. ^ a b “Dear Negative Reader” (http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/2006/12/dear-negative-reader/). Laurell K Hamilton. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
10. ^ O’Gorman, Rochelle (2006-03-26). “Beware the Ringing Cell”. The Boston Globe. p. C7. ISSN 0743-1791 (https://www.worldcat.org/issn/0743-1791).
11. ^ Folsom, Robert (2006-07-17). ” ‘Danse Macabre’ by Laurell K. Hamilton; ‘The Lies of Locke Lamora’ by Scott Lynch”. The Kansas City Star.
12. ^ Publishers Weekly Fiction Reviews: Week of 2008-04-21 (http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6552500.html) ©2008 Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Accessed August 26, 2008
13. ^ Shindler, Dorman T (2006-08-20). “7th Anita Blake novel builds on erotic aura”. The Denver Post. p. F13. ISSN 1930-2193 (https://www.worldcat.org/issn/1930-2193).
14. ^ Hamilton, Laurell K. (October 8, 2013). “A present from me to you, because our government is behaving badly” (http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/2013/10/a-present-from-me-to-you-because-our-government-is-behaving-badly/). laurellkhamilton.org. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
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