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Delilah S Dawson

USA flag (b.1977)

aka Lila Bowen

Delilah S. Dawson comes from a long line of Roswell, GA natives. Originally named after two grandmothers and a dog, she grew up as Missy Southard and attended Roswell High School and the University of Georgia, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Studio Art. Her career gag reel includes stints as an art teacher, a balloon artist, a reptile vendor, various Disney princesses, a corpse, a cube monkey, a tour guide, a horseback riding instructor, a muralist, and a gallery supervisor.

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Children's Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Delilah S Dawson recommends
Bite (2016)
(Wastelanders, book 1)
K S Merbeth
"A full throttle, sand-in-your-eyes, no holds barred ride through a Mad Max-style wasteland where the bad guys become family. Finally, an underdog with teeth!"
A Plague of Giants (2017)
(Seven Kennings, book 1)
Kevin Hearne
"A Plague of Giants is a rare masterpiece that’s both current and timeless, groundbreaking yet traditional, merging the fantasy bones of Tolkien and Rothfuss with a wide cast of characters who’ll break your heart while reminding you of your humanity. This book truly resonates and will haunt you long after the last page."
Unbury Carol (2018)
Josh Malerman
"With vivid prose and characters that leap off the page, guns a-blazing, Unbury Carol creates its own lingering legend, dragging you along like an obstinate horse toward a righteous storm of an ending."
Here and Now and Then (2019)
Mike Chen
"A rare, fresh gem of a story that blends high tech time travel thrills with the all-in stakes of a parent's love for their child. The world needs more butt-kicking middle-aged chef heroes."
A Memory Called Empire (2019)
(Teixcalaan, book 1)
Arkady Martine
"A Memory Called Empire elevates space opera to poetry--clever, deep, sometimes tragic, sometimes violent, always transcendent poetry that shines like the edge of a knife."
Empress of Forever (2019)
Max Gladstone
"A classic space opera that impossibly becomes a thrilling dungeon crawl fantasy through a universe we've never seen before. So smart it makes me jealous."
Wanderers (2019)
(Wanderers , book 1)
Chuck Wendig
"Trust me: You're not ready for this book."
The Warehouse (2019)
Rob Hart
"Fast-paced and unputdownable, thrilling and ominous . . . terrifying object lesson of a story that will haunt you each time yo se a box on the front step."
Steel Crow Saga (2019)
Paul Krueger
"With fierce women, ferocious creatures, and a sophisticated twist on Pokémon meets Avatar: The Last Airbender, Steel Crow Saga is the fantasy epic you didn't know you needed, creating a rich new mythology and characters so real you can smell their pipe smoke and adobo."
Eden (2020)
Tim Lebbon
"A terrifying thrill ride into nature’s well-deserved revenge on humans, Eden is a chilling warning and a fast, hard read... today’s version of The Hot Zone."
Bonds of Brass (2020)
(Bloodright Trilogy, book 1)
Emily Skrutskie
"A fast-paced space opera with heart and style, Bonds of Brass had me screaming KISS ALREADY on every page."
Aetherbound (2021)
E K Johnston
"Compelling and thoughtful, stark and bright, brimming with heart and rebellion, Aetherbound is the space opera you didn't know you needed and a beautiful reminder that the tendrils of hope can grow in even the darkest, hardest world. This book is a gift and a balm."
Summer in the City of Roses (2021)
Michelle Ruiz Keil
"Summer in the City of Roses is riveting, singular, poetic, powerful, fierce, soft, heartbreaking, and heart-mending, as tender as velvet and sharp as the bloody antler underneath. Michelle Ruiz Keil is the Erin Morgenstern of YA."
Portrait of a Thief (2022)
Grace D Li
"A lyrical and action-packed tale of yearning, connection, self-discovery, and righting wrongs, Portrait of a Thief is a unique vision of what it means to come home."
Hide (2022)
Kiersten White
"Haunting, startling, unrelenting, and unexpectedly heartbreaking, Hide draws you inexorably in among the thorns and rust, where the monsters are both intimately familiar and horrifyingly unfathomable."

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