Laura Anne Gilman

L A Gilman
Photo © 2009 Elsa M. Ruiz

Laura Anne is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus novels and novellas, and the Nebula award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy.  Her next project is SILVER ON THE ROAD, the first in the Devil’s West series from Saga / Simon & Schuster, beginning in October 2015.

She has also dipped her pen into the mystery field as well, writing as L.A. Kornetsky (Collared, Fixed, Doghouse, and the forthcoming 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, selling most recently to the anthologies Genius Loci and Temporally Out of Order (2015)

You can contact her directly at


from the archives….

The BullSpec Interview

The Book View Cafe Interview

The Terrible Minds Interview

The Interview

The Strange Horizons Interview

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

  • Silver on the Road

    Silver on the Road

    Book 1 in the Devil’s West Series
    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 ON-SALE NOW
      Amazon | B& | BooksAMillion| Simon&Schuster | Indiebound | Book Depository
      Tantor Media | B&N |

      An island nation has vanished.…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

      “Heartbeat” (in GENIUS LOCI)
      “Destination Ahead” (in TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER

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

      “Along Came a Spider” (Horro…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