Patricia Briggs

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Patricia Briggs
Born1965 (age 55–56)
Butte, Montana, United States
Pen namePatricia Briggs
OccupationNovelist
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
Period1993–present
GenreFantasy, urban fantasy
Notable worksMercy Thompson series
Website
patriciabriggs.com

Patricia Briggs (born 1965) is an American writer of fantasy since 1993, and author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series.

Biography[edit]

Patricia Briggs was born in 1965 in Butte, Montana, United States. She now resides in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.[1]

Briggs began writing in 1990 and published her first novel Masques in 1993. She wrote primarily in the fantasy genre until her editor asked her to write an urban fantasy, since the genre was showing promising growth. Briggs wrote Moon Called, which was published in 2006 and made it to the USA Today bestseller lists. The second book in the series, Blood Bound, hit The New York Times Best Seller list. The third book, Iron Kissed, was a number one New York Times bestseller and subsequent novels have continued to perform similarly in sales.[2]

Published works[edit]

Sianim series[edit]

  1. Masques (1993) also in Shifter's Wolf
  2. Wolfsbane (2010) also in Shifter's Wolf
  3. Steal the Dragon (1995)
  4. When Demons Walk (1998)

Hurog duology[edit]

  1. Dragon Bones (2002)
  2. Dragon Blood (2003)

Raven duology[edit]

  1. Raven's Shadow (2004)
  2. Raven's Strike (2005)

Mercyverse[edit]

For the complete Timeline for the "Mercyverse"

Mercy Thompson series[edit]

Mercedes Thompson is part Native American and a Coyote Walker. She was raised by werewolves, is a pretty good mechanic, and lives in the Tri-Cities Area of Washington. The series follows Mercy through her relationship with the local Alpha werewolf, who lives across her back fence,[3] on a series of misadventures with all manner of magical and otherworldly creatures from the land of the Fae. Mercy is tough as nails, with a heart of gold, often finding herself entangled in one complicated problem after another in her desire to help the underdog. With her sharp mind, and equally sharp wit, Mercy battles injustice and her own insecurities about her past, in this refreshingly fun and creative series.

# Title Publication

Date

Awards Comments
1 Moon Called[4][5] 2006
2 Blood Bound[6] 2007
3 Iron Kissed[7][8] 2008
4 Bone Crossed[9] 2009
5 Silver Borne[10][11] 2010 Endeavour Award nominee
6 River Marked[12][13] 2011 Endeavour Award nominee[14]
7 Frost Burned[15] 2013
8 Night Broken[16][17] 2014 Endeavour Award nominee
9 Fire Touched[18] 2016
10 Silence Fallen[19][20] 2017
11 Storm Cursed[21] 2019
12 Smoke Bitten[22] 2020

Alpha and Omega series[edit]

This stand-alone series is woven throughout the Mercyverse, following Anna, a fierce and empathetic werewolf, and Charles Cornick, the enforcer of the North American werewolves.[23] "Alpha and Omega" begins while Mercy's story in "Moon Called" occur. Then, starting with "Cry Wolf", which is set right after the events of "Moon Called", the series run parallel.

# Title Publication

Date

Anthology Comments
1 Alpha and Omega[6] 2007 On the Prowl

Shifting Shadows

Anna Latham and Charles Cornick meet.
2 Cry Wolf[9] 2008 Using her abilities as a rare Omega, Anna helps Charles hunt a dark magic-bound, rogue

werewolf, who threatens the survival of the whole pack.

3 Hunting Ground[24][25] 2009 When Anna is attacked by vampires using pack magic, the kind of power only werewolves

should be able to draw on, Charles and Anna must combine their talents to hunt down

whoever is behind it all or risk losing everything

4 Fair Game[26] 2012 Anna and Charles help the FBI track a local serial killer, who targets the preternatural.
5 Dead Heat[27] 2015 While on vacation, Anna and Charles find themselves in the crossfire of the start of a

dangerous war with the fae.

6 Burn Bright[28] 2018 Heading into the mountainous wilderness, Anna and Charles must use their skills to track

down attackers and survive the reopening of a painful chapter in the past that springs from

the darkest magic of the witchborn.

7 Wild Sign 2021

Stand-alone novels[edit]

  • The Hob's Bargain (2001)

Graphic novels[edit]

Set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson series

  • Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (2009)[24][29][30]
  • Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Moon Called (2012)
  • Cry Wolf: Alpha and Omega (2012)[31]
  • Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly (2014)

Anthologies and collections[edit]

Anthology or Collection Contents Publication

Date

Publisher Comments
Adventures of Sword and Sorcery

Magazine #6[32][33][34][35]

Wishing Well 1999 Double Star Press Edited by Randy Dannenfelser.

Also available on Patricia Briggs' website.

Silver Birch, Blood Moon The Price 1999 edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow.[36]
On the Prowl Alpha and Omega 2007
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe Star of David 2008
Strange Brew Seeing Eye 2009
Naked City Fairy Gifts 2011
Home Improvement: Undead Version Gray 2011
Down These Strange Streets In Red, With Pearls 2011
The Urban Fantasy Anthology Seeing Eye 2011
Shifter's Wolf[37] Masques

Wolfsbane

2012 (Aralorn Novels)
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations[38] Star of David 2013
Shifting Shadows[39][27] Silver

Roses in Winter

Redemption

Hollow

Fairy Gifts

Gray

Alpha and Omega

Seeing Eye

The Star of David

In Red, with Pearls

2014 an anthology of short fiction set in Mercedes Thompson's world
A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories Unappreciated Gifts 2014
Fantastic Hope Asil and the Not-Date 2020
Heroic Hearts ? 2021

References[edit]

  1. ^ "15 More Celebrities With Ties to Tri-Cities + Mid Columbia". Hot 97.5 Online. February 18, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Biography". Archived from the original on February 3, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Moon Called: Author Comments". www.patriciabriggs.com. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  4. ^ Crosbie, Carla (January 31, 2018). "Book Review: Revisit old favourites". Hawke's Bay Today. p. A9 – via ProQuest.
  5. ^ De Lint, Charles (July 2006). "Moon Called/Shadows in the Starlight". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 111 no. 1. pp. 30–33 – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ a b De Lint, Charles (March 2008). "Blood Bound". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 114 no. 3. pp. 34–35 – via ProQuest.
  7. ^ De Lint, Charles (May 2008). "Iron Kissed". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 114 no. 5. pp. 26–27 – via ProQuest.
  8. ^ Davis S (2013). "Representations of Rape in Speculative Fiction: From the Survivor's Perspective". Femspec. 13 (2): 9–23, 96 – via ProQuest.
  9. ^ a b De Lint, Charles (June 2009). "Cry Wolf/Bone Crossed". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 116 no. 6. pp. 46–49 – via ProQuest.
  10. ^ De Lint, Charles (July 2010). "Silver Borne". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 119 no. 1. p. 32 – via ProQuest.
  11. ^ Murray, Frieda (March 1, 2010). "Silver Borne". The Booklist. Vol. 106 no. 13. p. 5 – via ProQuest.
  12. ^ Dupler, Michelle (February 27, 2011). "Tri-Cities in best-selling urban fantasy series". Tri-City Herald – via ProQuest.
  13. ^ De Lint, Charles (July 2011). "River Marked". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 121 no. 1. pp. 39–40 – via ProQuest.
  14. ^ "Best Sellers". The New York Times Best Seller list. March 20, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  15. ^ De Lint, Charles (July 2013). "Frost Burned". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 125 no. 1. p. 34 – via ProQuest.
  16. ^ Cowles, Gregory (March 30, 2014). "Inside the List". The New York Times. p. A26 – via ProQuest.
  17. ^ McArdle, Megan M. (February 15, 2014). "Science Fiction/Fantasy: Night Broken". Library Journal. Vol. 139 no. 3. p. 75 – via ProQuest.
  18. ^ McArdle, Megan M. (February 15, 2016). "Science Fiction/Fantasy: Fire Touched". Library Journal. Vol. 141 no. 3 – via ProQuest.
  19. ^ De Lint, Charles (July 2017). "Silence Fallen". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 133 no. 1. pp. 71–72 – via ProQuest.
  20. ^ "Fiction Reviews: Silence Fallen". Publishers Weekly. Vol. 264 no. 5. January 30, 2017 – via ProQuest.
  21. ^ "Storm Cursed". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 138 no. 1. January 2020. pp. 85–86 – via ProQuest.
  22. ^ "Published Works".
  23. ^ Briggs, Patricia. "Books". Hurog. Retrieved May 21, 2012. This series is set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson Series, but on a slightly earlier time line. It begins with a novella titled Alpha and Omega published in the On the Prowl anthology.
  24. ^ a b De Lint, Charles (February 2010). "Hunting Ground/Mercy Thompson: Homecoming". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 118 no. 1. p. 35 – via ProQuest.
  25. ^ Huntley, Kristine (August 2009). "Hunting Ground". The Booklist. Vol. 105 no. 22. p. 8 – via ProQuest.
  26. ^ De Lint, Charles (September 2012). "Fair Game". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 123 no. 3. pp. 42–43 – via ProQuest.
  27. ^ a b De Lint, Charles (March 2016). "Dead Heat/Shifting Shadows". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 130 no. 3. pp. 84–85 – via ProQuest.
  28. ^ De Lint, Charles (July 2018). "Burn Bright". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 135 no. 1. pp. 61–62 – via ProQuest.
  29. ^ De Lint, Charles (June 2009). "Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 116 no. 6. pp. 45–46 – via ProQuest.
  30. ^ Cornog, Martha (January 15, 2010). "Graphic Novels: Mercy Thompson: Homecoming". Library Journal. Vol. 135 no. 1 – via ProQuest.
  31. ^ Cry Wolf: Alpha and Omega. OCLC 822493288.
  32. ^ "Double Star Press – Bibliography". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  33. ^ "Published Works". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  34. ^ "Wishing Well". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  35. ^ Briggs, Patricia. "Wishing Well". Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  36. ^ "Silver Birch, Blood Moon". Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  37. ^ Shifter's Wolf by Patricia Briggs
  38. ^ Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations. OCLC 824183088.
  39. ^ Fann, Kelly (April 15, 2015). "Shifting Shadows". The Booklist. Vol. 111 no. 16. p. 61 – via ProQuest.

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