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Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus urban fantasy series of novels and novellas, and the Nebula award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy. Her newest project is the Devil’s West series from Saga / Simon & Schuster, beginning with 2015’s Locus-bestseller SILVER ON THE ROAD, and continuing with 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, most recently appearing in the anthologies Genius Loci and Temporally Out of Order.
You can contact her directly at LAG@Lauraannegilman.net
Laura Anne is also an experienced freelance editor. Contact her for rates and availability
from the archives….
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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An island nation has vanished. Men of honor and magic have died unnatural deaths.…more
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
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
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
Publisher: Luna (July 1, 2006) ISBN: 0-373-80240-4 (trade paper)
Wren Valere used to have a simple life.…more
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: 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: (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
“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
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
“Destination Ahead” (in Temporally Out of Order)
“Heartbeat” (in GENIUS LOCI)
(some of these stories are now digitally available at BookViewCafe!)
“Along Came a Spider” (Horr…more
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
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
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