Rob Thurman

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Robyn Thurman
Born Robyn Thurman
Pen name Rob Thurman
Occupation Writer, Novelist
Nationality American
Genre Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Notable works Cal Leandros series,

Robyn Thurman, writing under the name Rob Thurman, is a New York Times Best Selling American novelist.[1] To date, she has written three series and two short stories, totaling 11 books, and has been published in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan.[2]

Her Cal Leandros series and her Trickster series share the same universe, and are classified as urban fantasy.[3] Her Korsak Brothers series is a sci-fi thriller. In the short story anthology Wolfsbane and Mistletoe she was featured among other prominent urban fantasy writers like Charlaine Harris, Simon R. Green, Kat Richardson, and Patricia Briggs. Thurman did not reveal her gender initially, leaving the About the Author section ambiguous until the Deathwish novel in the Cal Leandros series.[1]


Cal Leandros series[edit]

  1. Nightlife (2006)
  2. Moonshine (2007)
  3. Madhouse (2008)
  4. Deathwish (2009)
  5. Roadkill (2010)
  6. Blackout (2011)
  7. Doubletake (2012)
  8. Slashback (2013)
  9. Downfall (2014)
  10. Nevermore (2015 - pending)

Trickster series[edit]

  1. Trick of the Light (2009)
  2. The Grimrose Path (2010)

Korsak Brothers series[edit]

  1. Chimera (2010)
  2. Basilisk (2011)

Other novels[edit]

  1. All Seeing Eye (2012)

Short fiction[edit]

  1. "Milk and Cookies" in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe ed. Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner (2008)
  2. "First Ball... Last Call" in Courts of the Fey ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Russell Davis (2011)


Critical reception to Thurman's work has been mostly positive,[4][5] with Romantic Times rating her books from three to four and a half stars and nominating her 2011 book Blackout for "Best Urban Fantasy" in their RT Reviewer's Choice Award contest.[6] Monsters and Critics positively reviewed Nightlife, praising the "broad range of unlikely antagonists and protagonists".[7] The News and Sentinel has also praised Thurman's work in their review of Doubletake.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Thurman lives in rural Indiana.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "The Woman Behind Cal Leandros". Sequential Tart. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Interview: Rob Thurman and Trick of the Light". Marjorie M Liu. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive Interview: "Doubletake" Author Rob Thurman". Fear Net. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "On My Bookshelf: Urban Fantasy". Sequential Tart. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Book Review: 'Doubletake' by Rob Thurman". FearNet. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Reviews: Rob Thurman". RT Book Reviews. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Book Review: Nightlife by Rob Thurman". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  8. ^ ""Doubletake" by Rob Thurman". News and Sentinel. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 

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