Laura Anne Gilman

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Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus books (the Retrievers and Paranormal Scene Investigations urban fantasy series), the Nebula award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy. Her first story collection is Dragon Virus, and she continues to write and sell short fiction in a variety of genres. Follow her at @LAGilman or

Photograph by Elsa M. Ruiz

Books by this Author

Silver on the Road
The Shattered Vine
Flesh and Fire
Weight of Stone


Get to know fantasy author Laura Anne Gilman

Author Gilman talks about the inspiration for her Vineart war series.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Write what you know" means learn more, not write less.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. oh, that's tougher to answer. Curiosity, maybe.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Impatience, probably.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. oh, that's a terrible, terrible thing to ask a foodie!

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I think getting up every morning is the most amazing thing any of us do. We know what's out there, and yet we keep going. Some days, admittedly, it's more difficult than others...