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Nancy Holder

Nancy Holder
Born Nancy Lindsay Jones
(1953-08-29) August 29, 1953
Los Altos, California
Occupation writer, editor
Nationality United States
Genre science fiction, horror

Nancy Holder is an American writer and the author of several novels, including numerous tie-in books based on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She's also written fiction related to several other science fiction and fantasy shows, including Angel and Smallville.

Holder is a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in horror writing. She won Best Short Story in 1991 for "Lady Madonna," in 1993 for "I Hear the Mermaids Singing," and in 1994 for "Cafe Endless: Spring Rain." She won Best Novel in 1994 for Dead in the Water. Other books by Nancy Holder (and Debbie Viguié) include the "Wicked" series, about a family feud between a coven of witches called the Cahors and a coven of warlocks called the Devereux.

Holder was born Nancy Lindsay Jones in Los Altos, California on August 29, 1953. Growing up in California and Japan, Nancy quit school at 16 to be a ballet dancer in Germany. Eventually returning to the U.S., she resumed her studies and graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a Communications degree. She occasionally teaches courses in writing and on Buffy the Vampire Slayer at UCSD.

She has a daughter, Belle Claire Christine Holder (born October 28, 1996), with whom she has begun collaborating on published short stories.


  • Bibliography 1
    • Novels 1.1
    • Collections 1.2
    • Series 1.3
    • Buffyverse works 1.4
      • Novels 1.4.1
      • Short stories 1.4.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4



  • Jessie's Song (1983) (writing as Nancy L. Jones)
  • Winner Take All (1984)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (1984)
  • Finders Keepers (1985)
  • His Fair Lady (1985)
  • Out of This World (1985)
  • Once in Love with Amy (1986)
  • Emerald Fire (1986)
  • Rough Cut (1990)
  • The Ghosts of Tivoli (1992)
  • Cannibal Dwight's Special Purpose (1992)
  • Making Love (1993) (with Melanie Tem)
  • Dead in the Water (May 1994, Dell, ISBN 0-440-21481-5)
  • Witch-Light (1996) (with Melanie Tem)
  • Pearl Harbor, 1941 (2000)
  • Spirited (2004)
  • Pretty Little Devils (2006)
  • Daughter of the Flames (2006)
  • Daughter of the Blood (2006)
  • The Rose Bride (2007)
  • Crimson Peak (2015)[1]


  • Wings and Other Poems (poems) (1972)


Gambler's Star
  • The Six Families (1998)
  • Legacies and Lies (1999)
  • Invasions (2000)
  • Witch (2002) (with Debbie Viguié)
  • Curse (2002) (with Debbie Viguié)
  • Legacy (2003) (with Debbie Viguié)
  • Spellbound (2003) (with Debbie Viguié)
  • Resurrection (2009) (with Debbie Viguié)
  • Camp Confidential (2005) (as Melissa J. Morgan)
  • Possessions (2009)
  • The Evil Within (2010)[2]
  • The Screaming Season (Mar 2011)
  • Crusade (2010) (with Debbie Viguié)
  • Damned (2011) (with Debbie Viguié)
  • Vanquished (2012) (with Debbie Viguié)
Wolf Springs Chronicles
  • Unleashed (2011) (with Debbie Viguié)
  • Hot Blooded (July 9, 2012) (with Debbie Viguié)
  • Savage (2013) (with Debbie Viguié)

Buffyverse works


Short stories

She has also written short stories in:

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ The Evil Within: A Possessions Novel (9781595142917): Nancy Holder: Books, retrieved 2009-09-11 

External links

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