Laurell K. Hamilton (born February 19, 1963) is an American fantasy / Romance
writer, author of the series Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter about a female
paranormal investigator and her relationships with vampires and werewolves. The
series runs to 16 novels as of May 2008, and a number of short story
collections and other tie-in media such as comic books. More than 6 million
copies of Anita Blake novels have been printedand it has became a New
York Times bestseller. In 2000 Hamilton started the Merry Gentry
series, an urban fantasy in which fairies live in the USA.