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Elizabeth Donald

Born: 1975 in Merced, CA
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.'

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

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Romance; Science Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Elizabeth Donald on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  A more perfect union
ISBN: 9781419903724 OCLC: 814471930

Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc., Akron, OH : ©2005.

ISBN: 9781419957970 OCLC: 259266821

Cerridwen Press, Akron, Ohio : 2008.

Nocturne /
ISBN: 1419954040 OCLC: 122894030

Cerridwen Press, Akron, OH : 2006.

In a world where vampires are treated as second-class citizens, a vampire-friendly human opens a nightclub in Memphis catering to the living and the undead called Nocturnal Urges.

Setting suns ;
ISBN: 0972019766 OCLC: 150348113

New Babel Books, [Place of publication not identified] : ©2006.

Sultry summer fun
ISBN: 9781419950926 OCLC: 156823568

Elllora's Cave Romantica Publishing, Akron, OH : 2007.

  The cold ones :
ISBN: 9780981636566 OCLC: 492259157

Sam's Dot, Cedar Rapids, Iowa : [2009]