Nina Kiriki Hoffman at the 2004 World Fantasy Convention (photo: Scott Edelman)
The acclaimed Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s began selling short stories in the late 1970s, finally publishing the first of her many novels THE THREAD THAT BINDS THE BONES in 1993, which garnered her a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. She followed the first of what became known as the CHAPEL HOLLOW series (THE SILENT STRENGTH OF STONES and SPIRITS THAT WALK IN SHADOW). As part of her ENCHANTED OREGON & SPORES FERRY, Hoffman wrote THE OTHER SIDE SECRET , A RED HEART OF MEMORIES, PAST THE SIZE OF DREAMING, A STIR OF BONES, THRESHOLDS, and MEETING. The LAZELLE sequences consists of the A FISTFUL OF SKY and FALL OF LIGHT. Alongside series creator R. L. Stine, she co-wrote three volumes of GHOSTS OF FEAR STREET: BODY SWITCHERS FROM OUTER SPACE (#14), WHY I’M NOT AFRAID OF GHOSTS (#23), and I WAS A SIXTH GRADE ZOMBIE (#30). Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Hoffman crafted the STAR TREK: VOYAGER novel ECHOES. Other books include CHILD OF AN ANCIENT CITY (with Tad Williams) and CATALYST.
Her many short stories, including the Nebula award-winning “Trophy Wives” have been collected in several volumes: LEGACY OF FIRE, PERMEABLE BORDERS, FAINT HEART, FOUL LADY, ANTIQUITIES: FIVE STORIES SET IN ANCIENT WORLDS, WILD TALENTS, and THE SKELETON KEY AND BRIGHT STREETS OF AIR: TWO STORIES and others.
All of us at Tachyon wish the impressive Nina an incredible birthday.
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Cover by Ann Monn