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Nancy Springer


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Nancy Springer is the award-winning author of more than fifty novels, including the Books of Isle fantasy series, the Enola Holmes mystery 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, the Edgar Allan Poe Award for her juvenile mysteries Toughing It and Looking for Jamie Bridger, and has been a frequent nominee for the Nebula and World Fantasy awards. She currently lives in the Florida Panhandle, where she rescues feral cats and enjoys the vibrant wildlife of the wetlands.
 

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy, Literary Fiction
 
Series
Book of the Isle
   1. The White Hart (1979)
   2. The Silver Sun (1977)
     aka The Book of Suns
   3. The Sable Moon (1981)
   4. The Black Beast (1982)
   5. The Golden Swan (1983)
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Sea King
   1. Madbond (1987)
   2. Mindbond (1987)
   3. Godbond (1988)
   Sea King Trilogy (2018)
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Tale of Camelot
   1. I Am Mordred (1998)
   2. I Am Morgan le Fay (2001)
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Rowan Hood
   1. Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest (2001)
   2. Lionclaw (2002)
   3. Outlaw Princess of Sherwood (2003)
   4. Wild Boy (2004)
   5. Rowan Hood Returns (2005)
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Literary World of Nancy Springer
   1. The Third Silence (2012)
   2. Alpha Alpha Gamma (2012)
   3. Ruth (2012)
   4. The Most Mauve There Is (2013)
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Mystery World of Nancy Springer
   1. American Curls (2012)
   2. #20 (2012)
   3. Framed (2012)
   4. Silent End (2012)
   5. Juggernaut (2012)
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Fantasy World of Nancy Springer
   1. The Boy Who Plaited Manes (2012)
   2. The Scent of an Angel (2012)
   3. Dreamfisher (2012)
   4. The Boy Who Called God 'She' (2012)
   5. Iris (2012)
   6. Mariposa (2013)
   7. Rumple What? (2013)
   8. We Don't Know Why (2013)
   9. The Youngest One (2013)
   10. The Kingmaker (2013)
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Novels
   Wings of Flame (1985)
   Chains of Gold (1986)
   A Horse to Love (1987)
   The Hex Witch of Seldom (1988)
   Not on a White Horse (1988)
   Red Wizard (1989)
   They're All Named Wildfire (1989)
   Apocalypse (1989)
   Colt (1991)
   Damnbanna (1992)
   The Friendship Song (1992)
   The Great Pony Hassle (1993)
   The Blind God is Watching (1994)
   Larque on the Wing (1994)
   The Boy on a Black Horse (1994)
   Metal Angel (1994)
   Toughing It (1994)
   Looking for Jamie Bridger (1995)
   Fair Peril (1996)
   Secret Star (1997)
   Sky Rider (1999)
   Plumage (2000)
   Needy Creek (2001)
   Separate Sisters (2001)
   Blood Trail (2003)
   Dusssie (2007)
   Somebody (2009)
   Possessing Jessie (2010)
   My Sister's Stalker (2012)
   Dark Lie (2012)
   Drawn Into Darkness (2013)
   GrandGhost (2018)
   The Oddling Prince (2018)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Vend U. (2013)
   The Present (2014)
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Anthologies edited
   Prom Night (1999) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Ribbiting Tales (2000)
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Nancy Springer recommends
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Forging a Nightmare (2021)
Patricia A Jackson
"Just about anyone can get published and call themself a writer, but Patty Jackson is that much rarer and finer thing, a true writer, master of her craft. In Forging a Nightmare she has created a brilliantly plotted, hard-hitting fantasy deeply rooted in the mythos of the human, the divine, the angelic and the equine."
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The Emerald Circus (2017)
(Circus , book 1)
Jane Yolen
"Talk about imaginary gardens with real toads in them! In this wide-ranging short story collection, Jane Yolen’s scholarship and creative genius combine to bestow upon the reader fantastic new intimacy with venerable tales and persons."
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Murder Most Unladylike (2014)
Murder Is Bad Manners

(Wells and Wong Mystery / Murder Most Unladylike Mystery, book 1)
Robin Stevens
"Murder Is Bad Manners lured me in with a charming British voice, and then, just as I started to get cozy, snap! I was trapped in a serious mystery problem. Robin Stevens develops her girl detectives with a light, deft touch and delivers denouement with a flourish."

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Anthologies containing stories by Nancy Springer
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Black Cat Weekly #44 (2022)
(Black Cat Weekly, book 44)
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Re-Haunt (2019)
Chilling Stories of Ghosts and Other Haunts
(Re-Imagined, book 5)
edited by
Vonnie Winslow Crist and Kelly A Harmon

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Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1982) : The Sable Moon
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1987) : The Boy Who Plaited Manes
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1987) : The Boy Who Plaited Manes
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1987) : The Boy Who Plaited Manes
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book winner (1994) : Larque on the Wing
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1997) : Fair Peril
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2008) : Dusssie


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