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Vivian Shaw

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Wife of Arkady Martine

Vivian Shaw was born in Kenya and spent her early childhood at home in England before relocating to the US at the age of seven. She has a BA in art history and an MFA in creative writing, and has worked in academic publishing and development while researching everything from the history of spaceflight to supernatural physiology. In her spare time, she writes fan fiction under the name of Coldhope.

Genres: Horror
New and upcoming books
Dr. Greta Helsing
   1. Strange Practice (2017)
   2. Dreadful Company (2018)
   3. Grave Importance (2019)
   Bitter Waters (2024)
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Helios Syndrome (2023)
Vivian Shaw recommends
The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy (2022)
(Hart and Mercy, book 1)
Megan Bannen
"Warm, compassionate and compelling."
Mexican Gothic (2020)
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"So powerful I sometimes had to look away . . . plays all the classic Gothic tropes with deft confidence while weaving in a much more modern and visceral strain of horror."
Unnatural Magic (2019)
(Unnatural Magic, book 1)
C M Waggoner
"Complex and fascinating, Waggoner's debut offers fantasy readers a new viewpoint on magic, love, responsibility, and sacrifice. The themes of found family and unlikely, hard-earned trust are warmly convincing, and Waggoner's system of magic is unique and deeply satisfying."

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