Laura Anne Gilman

Laura Anne Gilman is a former book editor who went to the dark side of full-time writing in 2003. Her latest series, “The Devil’s West” (Silver on the Road and The Cold Eye) is being published by Saga Press/Simon & Schuster.  Her previous novel credits include ten Cosa Nostradamus books (the “Retrievers” and “PSI” series), the Nebula-nominated The Vineart War trilogy, and the  “Portals” duology, Heart of Briar and Soul of Fire.

Wearing her editorial hat, she is the author of Practical Meerkat’s 52 Bits of Useful Info for the Young (and Old) Writer, available through the Book View Café Ebookstore.

Laura Anne also writes mysteries under the name L A Kornetsky, and isn’t quite sure how many short stories and novellas she’s had published — more than 30, less than 50 (number subject to increase).

She lives in Seattle, Washington, where she also runs d.y.m.k. productions, an editorial services company.

The Work of Hunters

The Work of Hunters by Laura Anne Gilman

A Sylvan Investigations File (book 3)
by Laura Anne Gilman
$3.50 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-564-9
A BVC Original

Danny Hendrickson – ex-cop turned PI – and his partner Ellen could be any low-rent private investigators trying to make a difference, and a living, in New York City.

Except Danny’s father was a faun, and Ellen is a storm-seer.
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An Interrupted Cry

An Interrupted Cry by Laura Anne Gilman

A Sylvan Investigations File
by Laura Anne Gilman
$3.50 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-597-7
A BVC Original

Danny Hendrickson — ex-cop turned PI — and his partner Ellen could be any low-rent private investigators trying to make a difference, and a living, in New York City.

Except Danny’s father was a faun, and Ellen is a storm-seer.
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Darkly Human

Darkly Human by Laura Anne Gilman

by Laura Anne Gilman
$2.99 (Story Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-650-9
A BVC Original

Alien landscapes. Run-down pool halls. Modern kitchens. Ghost-ridden memorials. There are shadows everywhere, housing the dark things that make us human.

Love. Hate. Fear. Hope.
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Dragon Virus

Dragon Virus by Laura Anne Gilman

Dragon Virus
by Laura Anne Gilman
$4.99 (story collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-178-8 

“Laura Anne Gilman makes you care. You care about her characters and their choices; you care about what’s happening to their world.” 
—Walter Jon Williams

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. Scientists predicted that it was an evolutionary dead end; that the mutation would burn itself out quickly; that it was nothing to be worried about.

They were wrong.

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Beyond Grimm

Beyond Grimm ed Radford and Ross

Tales Newly Twisted
Edited by Deborah J. Ross and Phyllis Irene Radford
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-155-9

Not your grandmother’s fairy tales…

From the far-ranging imaginations of Book View Café authors comes this delirious collection of classic tales newly twisted into dark, dangerous, and occasionally hilarious re-tellings. From the golden isles of Greece to the frozen north, from fairytale castles to urban slums, join us on an unforgettable journey!

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Brewing Fine Fiction

Brewing Fine Fiction edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff and Pati Nagle

Advice for Writers from the Authors
at Book View Café

edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff & Pati Nagle
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-0-98284-403-8

“Check any bookstore and you’ll find a host of titles on writing. Some are good, some not so good. Every author has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. But in Brewing Fine Fiction; Advice For Writers From the Bookview Café, you get a smorgasbord of professional advice and expertise. From the plausibility of fantasy, by Ursula LeGuin, to Deborah Ross’s comments on reviews, you’ll find every facet of the craft and writing life covered. For the wealth of information, experience, and diversity, all under one cover, you can’t beat it.” — Mary Rosenblum, Longridge Writers Group Instructor

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Ways to Trash Your Writing Career

Ways to Trash Your Writing Career


The Wisdom of Book View Café
edited by Phyllis Irene Radford
$0.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-087-3

With a dash of humor, Book View Café presents a review of the surest and fastest ways to bring your writing career to a screeching halt.

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