Nina Kiriki Hoffman has written scads of books, a number of them published, including The Thread that Binds the Bones (Avon, 1993, Bram Stoker Award winner for first novel), The Silent Strength of Stones (AvoNova, 1995, finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy awards), A Red Heart of Memories (Ace, 1999, World Fantasy and Endeavour award finalist), Past the Size of Dreaming (Ace, 2001, Endeavour award finalist), A Fistful of Sky (Ace, 2002) and Catalyst (Tachyon, 2006, Philip K. Dick award finalist). Her next novel from Ace will be Fall of Light, sequel to A Fistful of Sky.
In 1992, Hoffman collaborated on a young adult novel with Tad Williams, Child of an Ancient City (Atheneum, 1992, subsequent reprints by Tor and elsewhere in the world). Her other work for young adults includes three novels in the R. L. Stine’s Ghosts of Fear Street series and one Sweet Valley Junior High book. Her YA novel A Stir of Bones (Viking, 2003) was a finalist for the Stoker and Endeavour awards and made the New York Public Library list for the Teen Reader and the ALA Best Books for Young Adults list. Her YA novel, Spirits that Walk in Shadow, was published by Viking in 2006 and has been a finalist for the Locus and Mythopoeic awards (so far).
Hoffman published two short story collections with small presses, A Legacy of Fire (Pulphouse, 1990), Courting Disasters and Other Strange Affinities (Wildside, 1991). More recently, some of her Nebula-award finalist short fiction appeared in her collection Time Travelers, Ghosts, and Other Visitors (Five Star, 2003, Endeavour award finalist).
She has sold more than two hundred short stories to various magazines, including Aboriginal, Amazing Stories, Analog, Asimov’s, Hitchcock’s, Tomorrow, Weird Tales, Realms of Fantasy, Cicada, and F&SF. She has placed many stories with TeknoBooks anthologies as well.
Forthcoming stories include “The Listeners” (Coyote Road, a trickster young adult anthology edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow, Viking), “Rags and Riches,” (in a fairy-tale villains anthology also edited by Terri & Ellen for Viking), “Under the Surface” (Firebirds III, edited by Sharyn November, Viking), “Trophy Wives” (Fellowship Fantastic, edited by Kerrie Hughes and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW), “Hostile Takeover” (Wizards, Inc, edited by Loren L. Coleman and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW) “The Curse Tablet” (Ages of Wonder, edited by Rob St. Martin, Julie E. Czerneda, and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW), and “My Tears Have Been My Meat” (Better Off Undead, edited by Dan Hoyt & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW).
In addition to writing, Hoffman works at a bookstore part time, teaches short-story writing through a local community college, works with teen writers, and does production for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her home plays host to many musical instruments and assorted cats.