Nancy A. Collins has authored more than 20 novels and novellas and numerous short stories. She has also worked on several comic books, including a 2-year run on the Swamp Thing series. She is a recipient of the Bram Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Award, and has been nominated for the Eisner, John W. Campbell Memorial, and International Horror Guild Awards. Best known for her groundbreaking vampire series Sonja Blue, which heralded the rise of the popular urban fantasy genre, Collins is the author of the bestselling Sunglasses After Dark, the Southern Gothic collection Knuckles and Tales, and the Vamps series for young adults. Her most recent novel is Left Hand Magic, the second installment in the critically acclaimed Golgotham urban fantasy series. She currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia, with a Boston terrier.
"Collins' debut novel [Sunglasses After Dark] infuses the
ancient myth of the vampire with a modern beat, embedding elements
of the horror genre in a compelling psychological thriller."
"Horror fans will immediately recognize the name of Nancy Collins, possibly the most original voice in the world of vampire fiction since Anne Rice published Interview With the Vampire." -Film Threat
"Sunglasses After Dark is a wild ride." -Fangoria
"Nancy Collins . . . has crafted a vision of the undead, fanged bloodsuckers that is steeped both in the rage, alienation and aggression of punk, and the rich, homespun vernacular of the rural Southern storytelling tradition." -Paper
"If there is such a things as a splatterpunk masterpiece, Nancy A. Collins has written it." -Asimov's Science Fiction
"Collins . . . chronicles excess with an almost elegant stylistic restraint . . . Sunglasses After Dark is replete with eroticism and violence, movement and color." -Locus
"Nancy Collins' bone-colored, blood-smeared star-for she is certainly a star-stands bright and hot at the pinnacle of the horror heap." -Joe R. Lansdale, author of Bubba Ho-Tep
"A street poetess of pain and rage, Nancy A. Collins has cast an undeniable shadow across the tradition of dark and fantastic fiction." -Cemetery Dance Magazine
"[Collins'] prose sings-now moody, now graphic, now scattershot, now lyric; her characters are ready to step off the page." -Mystery Scene
"Collins has created a unique vampire in a very strange world that looks a lot like our own." -Science Fiction Chronicle
"Sunglasses [After Dark] was great." -Joe Bob Briggs