Happy birthday to the wondrous Nancy Springer

Photo: Bob O’Lary

The award-winning author of more than fifty novels, Nancy Springer’s prodigious output includes Books of Isle, Tales of Rowan Hood, and Sea King fantasy series, and a plethora of magical realism, women’s fiction, contemporary young adult and other titles. She received the James Tiptree Jr. Award for Larque on the Wing (1994), the Edgar Allan Poe Award for her juvenile mysteries Toughing It (1994) and Looking for Jamie Bridger (1995), Carolyn W. Field  Award for I am Mordred (1998), and has been a frequent nominee for the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and Mythopoeic awards. 

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown will produce and star in Enola Holmes, the big screen adaptation of Springer’s acclaimed mystery series about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister. The movie, scheduled for a 2020 release, also features the talents of Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes, Helen Bonham Carter as Mrs. Holmes, and Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes.

Much of her short fiction and poetry have been collected in Chance and Other Gestures of the Hand of Fate (1987) and Stardark Songs (1993). Springer edited the anthologies Prom Night (1999) and Ribbiting Tales (2000). Recent works include THE ODDLING PRINCE (2018), her long awaited return to fantasy genre, and GrandGhost (2018), a haunted house tale.

All of us at Tachyon wish the extraordinary Nancy a happy birthday, full of magic, mystery, and mirth.

For more info on THE ODDLING PRINCE, visit the Tachyon page.

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