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Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling writer of Star Wars: PHASMA, plus The Secrets of Long Snoot, The Perfect Weapon, and Scorched; the Blud series, Servants of the Storm, the HIT series, Wake of Vultures and the Shadow series (as Lila Bowen), and a variety of short stories in anthologies such as Robots vs. Fairies, Hellboy: an Assortment of Horrors, Violent Ends, Carniepunk, Three Slices, and Last Night a Superhero Saved My Life. With Kevin Hearne, she is the co-writer of Kill the Farm Boy, the first in the Tales of Pell series.

Her comics credits include the creator-owned Ladycastle #1-4, The X-Files Case Files: Florida Man #1-2, Adventure Time comics #66-69, and Jim Henson's Labyrinth 2017 Special from BOOM! Studios, as well as stories in Star Wars Adventures #5 and #6 and Star Wars: Forces of Destiny: Rose and Paige for IDW. Her next comics project is Sparrowhawk, out October 2018.

Delilah is the winner of the 2015 Fantasy Book of the Year from RT Book Reviews for WAKE OF VULTURES and the 2013 Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for WICKED AS SHE WANTS. She has earned stars from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal for WAKE OF VULTURES, as well as a star from Library Journal for the Blud e-novella The Damsel and the Daggerman.

She lives in Florida with her family.

business stuff:

For inquiries and requests regarding Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell or Star Wars and Phasma, please contact David Moench at

For blurbs, writing gigs, speaking/workshop fees, & rights, pls contact my agent, Stacia Decker:

personal email:

whimsydark (at) gmail (dot) com

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snail mail:

Delilah Dawson

PO Box 2223

Lutz, FL 33548


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