Laura Anne Gilman

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Laura Anne Gilman is the author of more than twenty novels, including the Nebula award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy.  Her newest project is  the Devil’s West series from Saga Press/ Simon & Schuster, beginning with 2015’s Endeavor award-nominated Locus-bestseller SILVER ON THE ROAD, and continuing with 2017’s THE COLD EYE.

She has also dipped her pen into the mystery field as well, writing as L.A. Kornetsky (Collared, Fixed, Doghouse, and Clawed).

A member of the writers’ digital co-op Book View Cafe, she continues to write and sell short fiction in a variety of genres, including her new story collection, DARKLY HUMAN.

You can contact her directly at or via BGLA

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Laura Anne is also an experienced freelance editor.  Contact her for rates and availability



  • Laura Anne Gilman

      • Sylvan Investigations

        • Miles to Go

          Miles to Go

          Danny Hendrickson: Human mother, faun father, 100% Attitude.…more

        • Promises to Keep

          Promises to Keep

          Danny Hendrickson: Human mother, faun father, 100% Attitude.…more

        • Work of Hunters

          Work of Hunters

          Danny Hendrickson – ex-cop turned PI – and his partner Ellen could be any low-rent private investigators trying to make a difference, and a living, in New York City.
          Except Danny’s father was a faun, and Ellen is a storm-seer.…more

      • The Devil's West

        • Silver on the Road

          Silver on the Road

          Book 1 in the Devil’s West
          East of the Mississippi, in the civilized world, dime store novels and gossips claim that the territory to the west  is home to monsters and magic, wild Indians and disreputable whites.…more

        • The Cold Eye

          The Cold Eye

          Book 2 in the Devil’s West
          East of the Mississippi, in the civilized world, dime store novels and gossips claim that the territory to the west  is home to monsters and magic, wild Indians and disreputable whites.…more

      • Paranormal Scene Investigations

        • Hard Magic

          Hard Magic

          Welcome to P.U.P.I – Private, Unaffiliated, Paranormal Investigations.
          A handpicked team trained to solve crimes the regular police can’t touch – crimes of magic.
          My name’s Bonnie Torres.…more

        • Pack of Lies

          Pack of Lies

          My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I’m an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York.…more

        • Tricks of the Trade

          Tricks of the Trade

          When magic goes wrong, who are you going to call?
          The name’s Torres, Bonnie Torres, and I’m a paranormal scene investigator—rooting out the truth about crimes of magic. It’s dangerous and boring and scary and fascinating.…more

        • Dragon Justice

          Dragon Justice

            My name is Bonnie Torres. A long time ago not so long ago, I was a newly minted college grad      with a degree and enthusiasm—and not a clue where to go with it.…more

      • The Vineart War Trilogy

        • Book 1:Flesh & Fire

          Book 1:Flesh & Fire

          The Vineart War, Book 1: Flesh and Fire
          FLESH AND FIRE was a Nebula nominee for Best Novel of 2009!
          FLESH AND FIRE on Library Journal’s “Best Books of 2009” list!
          A brief overview of THE VINEART WAR (Simon& Schuster.…more

        • Book 2:Weight of Stone

          Book 2:Weight of Stone

          Paperback edition 
          Amazon | B& | BooksAMillion| Simon&Schuster | Book Depository
          Tantor Media | B&N |

          An island nation has vanished. Men of honor and magic have died unnatural deaths.…more

        • Book 3: The Shattered Vine

          Book 3: The Shattered Vine

          T wo thousand years ago, a demigod split the world between Vinearts and men of power, setting his heirs, the Washers, to guard the balance. But even gods fail, and now the Lands Vin are wracked by rumor, revolt, and inexplicable violence.…more

      • Retrievers Series

        • Book 1: Staying Dead

          Book 1: Staying Dead

          Manhattan’s nightlife just got weirder. . .
          It starts as a simple job – but simple jobs, when you’re dealing with this magical world, often end up anything but.…more

        • Book 2: Curse the Dark

          Book 2: Curse the Dark

          And you think magic is complicated?
          Once more Wren Valere’s game plan has taken an unexpected direction.  She’d agreed to a bargain with one super-secret magic-watching outfit to protect her partner and herself on their last job.…more

        • Book 3: Bring It On

          Book 3: Bring It On

          Publisher: Luna (July 1, 2006) ISBN: 0-373-80240-4 (trade paper)
          Wren Valere used to have a simple life.…more

        • Book 4: Burning Bridges

          Book 4: Burning Bridges

          Wren Valere used to be almost invisible. But now she’s not only being seen, she’s getting involved.
          Recent attacks against nonhuman Fatae have escalated into hate crimes against magic users in general—humans included.…more

        • Book 5:Free Fall

          Book 5:Free Fall

          Book 5: Publisher: Luna Books (May 2008) ISBN:0373802676
          The Cosa Nostradamus is in disarray; the Truce holding violence in check has been broken.…more

        • Book 6: Blood From Stone

          Book 6: Blood From Stone

          Book 6: (May 2009) ISBN:0373802978
          Wren Valere’s job is driving her crazy. She’s still Manhattan’s most sought-after Retriever, but after last year’s deadly confrontation with the Silence, all this magic-user wants is a break.…more

      • The Portals Duology

        • Heart of Briar

          Heart of Briar

          “He has been taken. And you are his only chance.” 
          That wasn’t something Jan expected to hear-especially from strangers who’d just rescued her from some mysterious and ferocious creatures.…more

        • Soul of Fire

          Soul of Fire

          save the world – early and often Three months ago Jan learned that elves were real, our world wasn’t safe and it was up to her to save her boyfriend-and the world-from being englamoured into slavery.…more

      • Other Works

        • Short Fiction

          Upcoming/New Projects

          “Destination Ahead” (in Temporally Out of Order)
          “Heartbeat” (in GENIUS LOCI)

          Short Fiction
          (some of these stories are now digitally available at BookViewCafe!)

          “Along Came a Spider” (Horr…more

        • Darkly Human

          Darkly Human

           Alien landscapes. Run-down pool halls. Modern kitchens. Ghost-ridden memorials. There are shadows everywhere, housing the dark things that make us human.
          Love. Hate. Fear. Hope.…more

        • From Whence You Came

          From Whence You Came

          The true story of Master Vineart Bradhai, who cleared the seas of serpents, and went down in history as the greatest vine-mage ever.
          The Vineart War trilogy told the story of Jerzy, who defended the Lands Vin from a threat from without.…more

        • Dragon Virus

          Dragon Virus

          It began soon after the Millennium. Reports of newborns with strange malformations, too weak to live . . . caused by a single genetic mutation. Or, as the press quickly dubbed it, the Dragon Virus.…more

        • Practical Meerkat’s…

          Practical Meerkat's...

          52 Bits of Useful Information for Young (And Old) Writers
          In 2011, I was challenged to write a weekly advice column for writers, drawing on my years not only as a writer but as an editor – all the behind-the-scenes things that we learn b…more