Laurell K. Hamilton is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two series that mix mystery, fantasy, magic, horror and romance. Her Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novels from Berkley Books began with Guilty Pleasures (now a hugely successful graphic novel from Marvel/Dabel Brothers - the first sexy paranormal comic ever!) and continues with the soon to be released The Harlequin , number fifteen in the series, in which Anita's complex personal and professional relationships with a master vampire and an alpha werewolf continue to evolve. There are now more than 6 million copies of Anita in print worldwide, in 16 languages. Hamilton's Ballantine series features Fey princess and private investigator, Merry Gentry and there are now five novels exceeding one million copies in print. Mistral's Kiss, the fifth in the series will debut this December.
She lives in St. Louis County Missouri with her husband, daughter, two pug and two part pug dogs.