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Nancy A. Collins

Nancy A. Collins
Nancy A. Collins
Born (1959-09-10) September 10, 1959
McGehee, Arkansas, United States
Pen name Nanzi Regalia[1]
Occupation Novelist
Short story writer
Genre Horror fiction
Science fiction

Nancy A. Collins (born September 10, 1959) is a United States horror fiction writer best known for her series of vampire novels featuring her character Sonja Blue.[2] 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 Wilmington, North Carolina in the late 2000s.


  • Writing 1
  • Bibliography 2
    • Novels 2.1
    • Collections 2.2
    • Chapbooks 2.3
    • Movie tie-ins 2.4
    • Anthologies edited 2.5
    • Non-fiction 2.6
  • Comic books 3
  • Screen plays 4
  • Awards 5
  • Other 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • Further reading 9
  • External links 10


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.[3]



  • Sunglasses After Dark (1989); White Wolf Publishing, Incorporated, 2000, ISBN 978-1-56504-849-2
  • Tempter Penguin Group, 1990, ISBN 9780451402158; Gauntlet Publications, 2001, ISBN 9781887368513
  • In The Blood (1992); White Wolf Publishing, Incorporated, 2004, ISBN 978-1-58846-876-5
  • Wild Blood (1993); White Wolf Publishing, Incorporated, 2006, ISBN 978-1-58846-878-9
  • Walking Wolf: A Weird Western (1994)
  • Paint It Black (1995)
  • A Dozen Black Roses White Wolf Pub., 1996, ISBN 978-1-56504-872-0
  • Fantastic Four: To Free Atlantis (1996)
  • Angels On Fire (1998); White Wolf Publishing, Incorporated, 1998, ISBN 978-1-56504-909-3
  • Lynch: A Gothik Western (1999)
  • Darkest Heart White Wolf Pub., 2001, ISBN 9781565048454
  • VAMPS. HarperCollins. 2008.  
  • VAMPS: Night Life. HarperCollins. 2009.  
  • VAMPS: After Dark. HarperCollins. 2009.  
  • Right Hand Magic: A Novel of Golgotham. Penguin. 2010.  
  • Left Hand Magic: A Novel of Golgotham. Penguin. 2011.  
  • Magic and Loss: A Novel of Golgotham (2013)


  • 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)


  • The Tortuga Hill Gang's Last Ride: The True Story (1991)
  • Cold Turkey (1992)
  • Voodoo Chile (2002)
  • The Thing From Lover's Lane (2003)

Movie tie-ins

Anthologies edited

  • Forbidden Acts (1995) (with Martin H Greenberg and Edward E Kramer)
  • Dark Love (1995) (with Martin H Greenberg and Edward E Kramer)
  • Gahan Wilson's the Ultimate Haunted House (1996) (with Gahan Wilson)


  • The Big Book of Losers (1996)

Comic books

  • Swamp Thing (DC/Vertigo, 1991–1993)
  • Jason vs. Leatherface (Topps Comics, 1995)
  • Sunglasses After Dark (Verotik Publications, 1995–1997)
  • Machina Jones (Marvel Comics, 1995)
  • Dhampire: Stillborn Vertigo, 1996; DC Comics, 1997, ISBN 978-1-56389-256-1
  • Predator: Hell Come A'Walkin (Dark Horse, 1996)
  • Vampirella (Dynamite, 2014-)

Screen plays

  • Dead Town (1999, unproduced)
  • Sonja Blue written w/Eric Wallace (2006, unproduced)
  • Devil Head (2006, unproduced)


  • Bram Stoker Award First Novel winner (1990) : Sunglasses after Dark
  • Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (1997) : The Thing from Lover's Lane
  • Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (2003) : Knuckles and Tales
  • International Horror Guild Best Collection nominee (2003) Knuckles and Tales


Founder International Horror Guild

See also


  1. ^ a b "Nancy A Collins". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved November 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Monica I. O'Rourke "Nancy Collins" in: Richard Bleiler, Ed. Supernatural Fiction Writers: Contemporary Fantasy and Horror. New York: Thomson/Gale, 2003. (p. 221-226). ISBN 9780684312507
  3. ^ "Nancy A. Collins - about the author". Retrieved November 1, 2010. 

Further reading

  • David Mathew, "Collins, Nancy A(verill)", in David Pringle, ed., St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic Writers (Detroit: St. James Press, 1998) ISBN 1558622063

External links

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