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Nancy A. Collins

Nancy A. Collins
Born September 10, 1959 (1959-09-10) (age 50)
McGehee, Arkansas, United States
Occupation Novelist
Short story writer
Genres Horror fiction
Fantasy
Science fiction

Nancy A. Collins (born 10 September 1959) is a United States horror fiction writer best known for her series of vampire novels featuring her character Sonja Blue. Collins has also written for comic books, including the Swamp Thing series, Jason Vs. Leatherface, Predator: Hell Come A Walkin and her own one-shot Dhampire: Stillborn.

Collins was born in McGehee, Arkansas, United States. She lived in New Orleans, Louisiana in the 1980s; after time in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia she settled in Wilmington, North Carolina in the late 2000s.

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Writing

Collins has written fourteen novels since 1989, most of which refer to and directly include races of creatures the author calls Pretenders, monsters from myth and legend passing as human to better hunt their prey. She is best known for her visceral, almost splatterpunk style of writing, which holds back very little from the reader, and is best personified by her signature character, Sonja Blue.

Bibliography

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Novels

  • Sunglasses After Dark (1989)
  • Tempter (1990)
  • In The Blood (1992)
  • Wild Blood (1993)
  • Walking Wolf: A Weird Western (1994)
  • Paint It Black (1995)
  • A Dozen Black Roses (1996)
  • Fantastic Four: To Save Atlantis (1996)
  • Angels On Fire (1998)
  • Lynch: A Gothik Western (1999)
  • Darkest Heart (2002)
  • VAMPS: (2009)
  • VAMPS: Night Life (2009)
  • VAMPS: After Dark (2009)

Collections

  • Nameless Sins (1992)
  • Midnight Blue: The Sonja Blue Collection (1995)
  • Avenue X (2000)
  • Knuckles and Tales (2002)
  • Dead Roses For A Blue Lady (2002)
  • Dead Man's Hand: Five Tales of the Weird West (2004)

Chapbooks

  • The Tortuga Hill Gang's Last Ride: The True Story (1991)
  • Cold Turkey (1992)
  • Voodoo Chile (2002)
  • The Thing From Lover's Lane (2003)

Movie Tie-ins

  • Final Destination: Looks Could Kill (2005) ISBN 1-84416-316-4)
  • Final Destination II: The Movie (2006) ISBN 1-84416-318-0)

Anthologies Edited

  • Forbidden Acts (1995) (with Martin H Greenberg and Edward E Kramer)
  • Dark Love (1995) (with Martin H Greenberg and Edward E Kramer)
  • Gahan Wilson's the Ultimate Haunted House (1996) (with Gahan Wilson)

Non-fiction

  • The Big Book of Losers (1996)

Selected Short Stories & Novelettes

  • The Dreamclown (1983)
  • Demonlover (1990)
  • The Freaktent (1990)
  • Rant (1990)
  • The Two-Headed Man (1990)
  • Dancing Nitely (1991)
  • Down on Me (1991)
  • Easy's Last Stand (1991)
  • How It Was with the Kraits (1991)
  • Iphigenia (1991)
  • Raymond (1991)
  • The Tortuga Hill Gang's Last Ride: The True Story (1991)
  • Fat Tuesday (1992)
  • Necrophile (1992)
  • Aphra (1993)
  • Charity (1993)
  • Freak Babies (1993)
  • The Killer (1993)
  • Seven Devils (1993)
  • Such a Good Baby (1993)
  • The Sunday-Go-To-Meeting Jaw (1993)
  • Binky Malomar and His Amazing Instant Pussy Kit (1994)
  • Cancer Alley (1994)
  • The Love of Monsters (1994)
  • The Sacred Treasures of Graceland: Excerpts from the Sanctioned Museum Catalogue' (1994)
  • Speed Freaks With Guns: The Novelization (1994)
  • Without Sin (1994)
  • Avenue X (1995)
  • Billy Fearless (1995)
  • Down in the Hole (1995)
  • Furies in Black Leather (1995)
  • The Land of the Reflected Ones (1995)
  • The Sign of the Asp (1995)
  • Thin Walls (1995)
  • The Mender of Broken Dreams (1996)
  • Sign of the Silver Hand (1996)
  • The Thing from Lover's Lane (1996) Bram Stoker (nominee)
  • Variations on a Theme (1998)
  • Catfish Gal Blues (1999)
  • Calaverada (2000)
  • The Pumpkin Child (2001)
  • The Eighth Devil (2001)
  • Junior Teeter And The Bad Shine (2001)
  • The Ice Wedding (2009, forthcoming)
  • Return to Hell House (2009, forthcoming)

Comic Books

  • Swamp Thing (DC/Vertigo, 1991–1993)
  • Jason vs. Leatherface (Topps Comics, 1995)
  • Sunglasses After Dark (Verotik Publications, 1995–1997)
  • Machina Jones (Marvel Comics, 1995)
  • Dhampire: Stillborn (Vertigo, 1996)
  • Predator: Hell Come A'Walkin (Dark Horse, 1996)

Screen Plays

  • Dead Town (1999, unproduced)
  • Sonja Blue written w/Eric Wallace (2006,unproduced)
  • Devil Head (2006, unproduced)

Awards

  • Bram Stoker Award First Novel winner (1990) : Sunglasses after Dark
  • Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (1997) : The Thing from Lover's Lane
  • Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (2003) : Knuckles and Tales
  • International Horror Guild Best Collection nominee (2003) Knuckles and Tales

Other

Founder International Horror Guild

See also


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