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Nancy A. Collins is the author of numerous novels, short stories, and comic books, and is considered one of the founding authors of the Urban Fantasy subgenre. A recipient of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award and The British Fantasy Society’s Icarus Award, her work has been nominated for the International Horror Guild Award, the John W. Campbell Award, the James Tiptree Award, the Eisner Award, the Horror Comics Award, and the World Fantasy Award. Her published novels and collections include Sunglasses After Dark, Lynch: A Gothik Western, Knuckles And Tales, and Absalom’s Wake. Her critically acclaimed Golgotham urban fantasy series—Right Hand Magic, Left Hand Magic, and Magic And Loss—has been optioned by Fox Studios for series development. She was recently the writer on the critically acclaimed fan-favorite  Army of Darkness: Furious Road, and her previous work in the comics industry includes a two year run on DC Comics’ Swamp Thing, a year long run on  Dynamite Comics’ Vampirella, and a Sunglasses After Dark graphic novel from IDW.

AWARDS

WINNER:  Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel, British Fantasy Society Icarus Award for Best First Novel, Deathrealm Award for Best Anthology

Nominations:  Horror News Network’s Horror Comic Award for Best Ongoing Series, Best Writer, and Best One-Shot (2014), Horror Writer Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Best Collection, International Horror Guild Award for Best Collection, Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Best Novelette, World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology, The Eisner Award for Best Single Comic Book Story, James Tiptree Award, John W. Campbell Award (twice)

The Golgotham Series

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Urban fantasy series set in the heart of an alternate Manhattan in a 6-block by 9-block section called Golgotham. In this world, supernaturals are part of society, but they live in areas that are segregated from humans. Golgotham has existed since the days of the American Revolution, when the reigning Witch King made a deal with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson that in exchange for the witches' help against the British, the new American government would grant the supernaturals a sovereign country of their own within American borders. Currently, human tourists visit Golgotham to take advantage of magic (e.g., witches' curses) and buy souvenirs, but they treat the supernaturals mostly like a freak show (e.g., taking photographs, buying t-shirts).

Golgotham, with its narrow, car-free streets and supernatural inhabitants is entered through the Gate of Skulls. A Manhattan cab driver will only drive you to the edge. From there, you either walk or hire a cab driven by a centaur or a satyr. (Be wary of those sly and dangerous satyrs!) The supernaturals also include leprechauns, nature spirits, Valkyries, Amazons, various shape shifters, and the Kymerans—an alien race of sorcerers with technicolor body hair, cat-like eyes, and powerful magical talents.

 

The Sonja Blue Series

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Denise Thorne, daughter of millionaire industrialist Jacob Thorne, suffers a horrific attack at the hands of the vampire known as Lord Morgan. On the brink of death, she is rescued by modern technology, only to become Sonja Blue, a living vampire with the soul of a human. For years Sonja searches the world for the vampire who attacked her, intent on exacting her revenge, while constantly battling The Other, her vampiric alter-ego.