Nancy A. Collins

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Nancy A. Collins (born 10 September 1959) is a United States horror fiction writer best known for her series of vampire novels featuring her character Sonja Blue. Collins has also written for comic books, including the Swamp Thing series, Jason Vs. Leatherface, Predator: Hell Come A Walkin and her own one-shot Dhampire: Stillborn.[1]

Collins was born in McGehee, Arkansas, United States. She lived in New Orleans, Louisiana in the 1980s; after time in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia she settled in Wilmington, North Carolina in the late 2000s.



Collins has written fourteen novels since 1989, most of which refer to and directly include races of creatures the author calls Pretenders, monsters from myth and legend passing as human to better hunt their prey. She is best known for her vampire character, Sonja Blue.[2]



  • Sunglasses After Dark (1989)
  • Tempter (1990)
  • In The Blood (1992)
  • Wild Blood (1993)
  • Walking Wolf: A Weird Western (1994)
  • Paint It Black (1995)
  • A Dozen Black Roses (1996)
  • Fantastic Four: To Free Atlantis (1996)
  • Angels On Fire (1998)
  • Lynch: A Gothik Western (1999)
  • Darkest Heart (2002)
  • VAMPS: (2009)
  • VAMPS: Night Life (2009)
  • VAMPS: After Dark (2009)


  • Nameless Sins (1992)
  • Midnight Blue: The Sonja Blue Collection (1995)
  • Avenue X (2000)
  • Knuckles and Tales (2002)
  • Dead Roses For A Blue Lady (2002)
  • Dead Man's Hand: Five Tales of the Weird West (2004)

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