Nancy Kilpatrick is a writer and editor.
She has published 18 novels, 1 non-fiction book, over 200 short stories,
5 collections of stories, and has edited 12 anthologies.

She writes dark fantasy, horror, mysteries and erotic horror, under her own name,
her nom de plume Amarantha Knight, and her
newest pen name Desirée Knight (Amarantha's younger sister!) 

Nancy has been a Bram Stoker finalist three times, a finalist for the Aurora Award five times and,
in addition to winning several short fiction contests, won the Arthur Ellis Award for best mystery.

She lives with her calico cat Fedex in lovely Montréal.
As with previous dwellings, this one features Gothic decor, which suits the sensibilities of both residents.

When Nancy is not writing, she travels planet earth--the Great Curio Cabinet--in search of
cemeteries, ossuaries, catacombs, mummies and Danse Macabre artwork.


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Nancy Kilpatrick is editing her 12th anthology. 

Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper

will be released in the fall of 2012.  Guidelines are here:

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Nancy has recently edited these anthologies:
Evolve Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (out August 2011, trade pb from Edge SF&F Publishing) 
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (2010, trade pb from Edge SF&F Publishing)
Tesseracts Thirteen (with David Morrell - 2009, trade pb from Edge SF&F Publishing)


Outsiders: 22 All-New Stories from the Edge  (with Nancy Holder - 2005, trade pb from Roc Publishing)
Graven Images: Fifteen Tales of Dark Magic and Ancient Myth (with Thomas Roche, 2000, trade pb from Ace Books)
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (with Thomas Roche, 1999, trade pb from Ace Books)
Demon Sex (nom de plume Amarantha Knight -1998, pb from Masquerade Books)
Sex Macabre (nom de plume Amarantha Knight - 1996, pb from Masquerade Books)
Seductive Spectres (nom de plume Amarantha Knight - 1996, pb from Masquerade Books)
Flesh Fantastic (nom de plume Amarantha Knight - 1995, pb from Masquerade Books)
Love Bites (nom de plume Amarantha Knight - 1994, trade pb from Masquerade Books)
WFC 2001 CD-ROM (for the 2001 World Fantasy Convention)
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                                                                                           The goth Bible: A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined

                                                                                (St. Martin's Press, 2004)
                                                                                 Other editions availabe in: UK, France, Italy

                                                                                                                        For extra pages of fascinating material, click the book cover


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The Power of the Blood vampire world:

Near Death - (Pocket Books 1994; Pumpkin Books 1998; Mosaic Press 2004)

Child of the Night - (Robinson Publishing/Raven Imprint 1996; Pumpkin Books 1998; Mosaic Press 2003)

Reborn - (Pumpkin Books 1998; Mosaic Press 2007)

Bloodlover - (Baskerville Books 2000; Mosaic Press 2010)

Other editions available in: French, German, Italian, Spanish

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Eternal City (with Michael Kilpatrick

Five Star Books/Gale Publishing 2003 hardcover, 2003 trade paperback

ebook from Crossroad Publishing 2011, available on Kindle, Sony, iPad etc.


                                                                                                                        Dracul: An Eternal Love Story

                                                                                                                        Mainstage Productions/Lucard Publishing 1998


                                                                                                                        available with CD from the musical  




As One Dead
with Don Bassingthwaite
White Wolf Publishing 1996


Jason X #5 - To the Third Power

Jason X #3 - Planet of the Beast

Black Flame Books/New Line Cinema 2005 & 2006


Writing as Desiree Knight:

                                                           Hunted                                                           Mercedez: Day of the Dead

                                       Orion Publishing/Neon Imprint 2007                           Blue Moon Books & Vivid Entertainment 2005

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Writing as Amarantha Knight:

The Darker Passions series:

     Dracula (Masquerade Books 1993; Masquerade Books 1995; Circlet Press 2001; collector's editions MHB 2010)

         Frankenstein (Masquerade Books 1995; Masquerade Books 1997; Circlet Press 2003; collector's editions MHB 2011)

             Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Masquerade Books 1995; Circlet Press 2003)

                The Picture of Dorian Gray (Masquerade Books 1996)

                   The Fall of the House of Usher (Masquerade Books 1996)

                       Carmilla (Masquerade Books 1997)

                          The Pit and the Pendulum (Masquerade Books 1998)




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Vampire Variations - Edge SF&F Publishing, * coming 2013
Cold Comfort - Dark Tales Publications 2001
The Vampire Stories of Nancy Kilpatrick - Mosaic Press 2000
Endorphins - Macabre Ink 1997
Sex & the Single Vampire - Tal Publications 1994
Writing as Amarantha Knight
The Darker Passions Reader - Masquerade Books 1996
Nancy Kilpatrick's Vampyre Theater - Brainstorm Comics 2011
Vamperotica #13, #6, #5 - Brainstorm Comics 1995 & 1996
Recent short fiction by Nancy Kilpatrick
"The Promise" in HELLBOUND HEARTS edited by Paul Kane & Marie O'Regan, Pocket Books
"In Winter" in DARKNESS ON THE EDGE edited by Harrison Howe, PS Publishing
"Sara" in CAMPUS CHILLS edited by Mark Leslie
"Hope and the Maiden" in THE BLEEDING EDGE edited by William F. Nolan and Jason V. Brock, JaSunni Productions
"Going Down" in MONDO ZOMBIE edited by John Mason Skipp, Cemetery Dance Books
"The Vechi Barbat" in BY BLOOD WE LIVE edited by John Joseph Adams, published by Night Shade Books
"The Age of Sorrow" in POSTSCRIPTS #10 edited by Peter Crowther, PS Publishing
"Bitches of the Night" in BLOOD LITE edited by Kevin J. Anderson, published by Pocket Books
"The Ghoul Next Door" in BLOOD LITE 2: OVERBITE edited by Kevin J. Anderson, published by Pocket Books
"Farm Wife" in BEST NEW VAMPIRE TALES VOL 1 edited by James Roy Daley, Books of the Dead Press
"Going Down" reprinted in BEST NEW ZOMBIE TALES #3 edited by James Roy Daley, Books of the Dead Press
"Ecstasy" in NECRO FILES edited by Cheryl Mullenax, Comet Press
"Vampire Anonymous" reprinted in THE RECENT UNDEAD edited by Paula Guran, Prime Books

Read all about it! Nancy's webpages on:
 Dark Mexico!
 Dark Italy!
Nancy teaches on-line writing courses through George Brown College and Coursebridge.
She mentors aspiring writers through the University of Toronto.
Nancy also edits manuscripts privately.  For information, email her.

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