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Nancy Holder
Born August 29, 1953 (1953-08-29) (age 56)
Los Altos, California
Pen name Laurel Chandler
Wendi Davis
Occupation writer, editor
Nationality United States
Genres science fiction, horror
Official website

Nancy Holder is an American writer and the author of several novels, including numerous tie-in books based on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She's also written fiction related to several other science fiction and fantasy shows, including Angel and Smallville.

Holder is a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in horror writing. She won Best Short Story in 1991 for "Lady Madonna," in 1993 for "I Hear the Mermaids Singing," and in 1994 for "Cafe Endless: Spring Rain." She won Best Novel in 1994 for Dead in the Water.

Holder was born Nancy Lindsay Jones in Los Altos, California on August 29, 1953. Growing up in California and Japan, Nancy quit school at 16 to be a ballet dancer in Germany. Eventually returning to the U.S., she resumed her studies and graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at San Diego with a Communications degree. She occasionally teaches courses in writing and on Buffy the Vampire Slayer at UCSD.

She has an adolescent daughter, Belle Claire Christine Holder (born October 28, 1996), with whom she has begun collaborating on published short stories.





  • Jessie's Song (1983) (writing as Nancy L. Jones)
  • Winner Take All (1984)
  • The Greatest Show On Earth (1984)
  • Finders Keepers (1985)
  • His Fair Lady (1985)
  • Out of This World (1985)
  • Once in Love with Amy (1986)
  • Emerald Fire (1986)
  • Rough Cut (1990)
  • The Ghosts of Tivoli (1992)
  • Cannibal Dwight's Special Purpose (1992)
  • Making Love (1993) (with Melanie Tem)
  • Dead in the Water (May 1994, Dell, ISBN 0-440-21481-5)
  • Witch-Light (1996) (with Melanie Tem)
  • Pearl Harbor, 1941 (2000)
  • Spirited (2004)
  • Pretty Little Devils (2006)
  • Daughter of the Flames (2006)
  • Daughter of the Blood (2006)
  • The Rose Bride (2007)


  • Wings and Other Poems (poems) (1972)
  • Dead in the Water (1984)


Gambler's Star
  • The Six Families (1998)
  • Legacies and Lies (1999)
  • Invasions (2000)
  • Witch (2002) (with Debbie Viguie)
  • Curse (2002) (with Debbie Viguie and Kamil Vojnar)
  • Legacy (2003) (with Debbie Viguie)
  • Spellbound (2003) (with Debbie Viguie)
  • Resurrection (2009) (with Debbie Viguie)
  • Camp Confidential (2005) (as Melissa J. Morgan)
  • Possessions (2009)
  • The Evil Within (2010)[1]

Buffyverse Works


Short stories

She has also written short stories in:


  1. ^ The Evil Within: A Possessions Novel (9781595142917): Nancy Holder: Books,, retrieved 2009-09-11  

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