Elizabeth Donald

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General Information

Name: Elizabeth Donald

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction

Born: 1975 in Merced, CA

Website: www.elizabethdonald.com

Email: elizabethdonald@yahoo.com

Illinois Connection

I have lived in Illinois since 1998, when I took my first reporting job at the La Salle NewsTribune. In 2000, I moved to Edwardsville, Ill. where I began reporting for the Belleville News-Democrat. I published my first novel in 2004 and have since published several more books while living in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Elizabeth Donald is a writer fond of things that go chomp in the night. She is a three-time winner of the Darrell Award for speculative fiction, including one for her short-story collection, "Setting Suns." She is the author of the Nocturnal Urges vampire mystery series and numerous short stories and novellas in the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres. She founded the Literary Underworld, an author cooperative helping small-press writers promote and sell their work. By day she is a reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat, which provides her with an endless source of material, and writes CultureGeek, a pop-culture column and blog. Her latest releases include "Blackfire," sequel to her bestselling zombie novella, "The Cold Ones."

Published Works

Nocturnal Urges, Ellora's Cave Publishing, 2004

A More Perfect Union, Ellora's Cave Publishing, 2005

Setting Suns, New Babel Books, 2006

Nocturne, Cerridwen Press, 2006

Abaddon, Cerridwen Press, 2007

The Dreadmire Chronicles, Spellbinder Books, 2009

The Cold Ones, Sam's Dot Publishing, 2010

Blackfire, Sam's Dot Publishing, 2011

Tandem, Ellora's Cave Publishing, 2006

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Setting Suns

ISBN: 0972019766
Release Date: 2006-02-15

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Nocturne (Nocturnal Urges, Books 1 and 2)

ISBN: 1419954040
Release Date: 2008-12-08

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The Dreadmire Chronicles: Knight of the Demon Tree

ISBN: 1432744658
Release Date: 2009-08-01

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Sultry Summer Fun

ISBN: 1419950924
Release Date: 2007-06-26

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Literary Awards

  • Darrell Award, Nocturnal Urges
  • Darrell Award, Abaddon
  • Darrell Award, Wonderland (short story)
  • Prism Award, Nocturnal Urges (finalist)

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

I am available to speak to groups of any size within a reasonable driving distance of Edwardsville, Ill. I do not charge a fee to speak unless an overnight stay is required, in which case I request a hotel accommodation. I do require that I be permitted to offer my books for sale. Contact my assistant at flunky@elizabethdonald.com if you are interested in having me speak to your group. I can speak on a number of subjects connected to my journalism career as well as my career as a speculative fiction novelist.

External Links

Elizabeth Donald on WorldCat

Elizabeth Donald on Amazon


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