Paranormal Fantasy writer Laurell K. Hamilton has had
continuous success with her two series, Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and
Meredith Gentry: Fairy Princess, Private Eye, selling over 6 million copies of
the 26 Anita Blake novels so far, with many becoming New York Times Best Sellers.
work is hugely influential in the development of the urban
fantasy genre. The Anita Blake series about a vampire executioner turned
US marshal, has developed greatly over time
with earlier novels following a crime mystery
structure, with later ones focussing more on the erotic aspects of Anita's
personal relationships. The Anita Blake series has also been well received as
Laurell Kaye Hamilton was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas, but
grew up in Sims, Indiana. She has degrees in English and biology from Marion
College (Indiana Wesleyan University), is a full-time writer and lives in St.
Louis County, Missouri with her daughter and husband.