Laura Anne Gilman

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Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus books for Luna (the “Retrievers” and “Paranormal Scene Investigations” urban fantasy series), and the Nebula award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy from Pocket, as well as the YA trilogy GRAIL QUEST for Harper. Her first story collection is DRAGON VIRUS and she continues to write and sell short fiction in a variety of genres. Follow her at @LAGilman or www.lauraannegilman.net

Photograph by Elsa M. Ruiz

Laura Anne Gilman

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Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus books for Luna (the “Retrievers” and “Paranormal Scene Investigations” urban fantasy series), and the Nebula award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy from Pocket, as well as the YA trilogy GRAIL QUEST for Harper. Her first story collection is DRAGON VIRUS and she continues to write and sell short fiction in a variety of genres. Follow her at @LAGilman or www.lauraannegilman.net

Photograph by Elsa M. Ruiz

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Author Gilman talks about the inspiration for her Vineart war series.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Write what you know" means learn more, not write less.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I go through phases, because once I realize I'm over-using something I try to delete it from my vocabulary.  Right now it's "Seriously?"

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. The ability to laugh at oneself as needed, a desire to learn, and the strength to be gentle.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. In my next life, I want to be a housecat.  Naps all the time!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I'm not sure I believe in 'perfect' happiness, since the awareness of being happy also requires the knowledge that there is UNhappiness, and.. okay, being too philosophical, I know.



Perfect happiness for me, I guess, is that moment when you turn to share something -- a joke, a sight, a thought -- with someone, and they're right there, ready for the adventure, whatever it is. The moment of discovery, and being able to share it.



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