Biography | Eileen | Urban fantasy author



Eileen Wilks is the NYT best-selling author of over thirty books and novellas, including her World of the Lupi series. A multiple RITA finalist and recipient of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, she’s currently hard at work on the fourteenth book in the series, DRAGON BLOOD.

Eileen came to writing the usual way: by reading compulsively and daydreaming a lot. She likes quilting, dark matter, chocolate, books on brain science, yoga (even though she’s not good at it), and painting things—walls, boxes, furniture, floors, even canvases sometimes . . . but not the cats. The cats do not wish to be painted.

She also likes to hear from readers. Hit the “Connect” link at the top of the page to learn how to get in touch.

Her writing career

Eileen Wilks’ first book, THE LONER AND THE LADY, a Silhouette Desire published in 1996, hit the USA Today Bestseller List and was nominated for Romantic Times’ Best First Short Contemporary award. Since then, her books have appeared consistently on national bestseller lists. With thirty novels in print and short stories in ten anthologies, she has been a finalist in the prestigious Rita Awards five times, as well as receiving several nominations from Romantic Times, including one for Career Achievement in Series Romantic Suspense.

Each book in her World of the Lupi series gains a larger audience. It was originally sold in the Romance section of bookstores, but more and more you will be able to find copies cross-shelved under Sci-Fi and Fantasy as the popularity of the series grows.


NY Times bestselling author

The week of January 16, 2011 BLOOD CHALLENGE ranked #30 on the extended NYT bestseller list, making Eileen officially a NY Times Bestselling Author!