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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elizabeth Donald  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Romance Science Fiction

Born: 1975 in Merced, CA


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."

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Titles At Your Library


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