|Full Name:||Yvonne Navarro|
I was born back in the early days when black and white photographs were considered normal instead of artsy. As a child I always thought I'd grow up to be an artist, and I was was convinced I'd spend my life doing line drawings of long, leggy models like the ones in the daily newspapers. Life, however, did not cooperate: a foul-up in grammar school resulted in a transfer to a local high school instead of the technical, arts-heavy one I'd planned to attend.
Following that was a move that really made things start winding around. By the time I returned to Chicago for the second time in 1981, I'd worked as a waitress, a nurse's aide, a bookkeeper and gift shop cashier, an accounting clerk, and a secretary in everything from office furniture stores to a hotel to a journalism society. In 1981 I came back to my old job in a Chicago law firm and settled down in the Windy City for awhile. In 1982 I tried to write because my mother said "You could do this." The seed had still been planted, and I sold my first story in 1984. Since then I've written around a hundred stories, most of which have been or are scheduled to be published.
My first novel, AfterAge, was published in 1993 and was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. In 1995 my second solo novel, deadrush, was published, and it also was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award, this time in the category of Superior Achievement in a novel. Final Impact, the third solo novel, was published in 1997, and won both the Chicago Women In Publishing's Award for Excellence in Adult Fiction and the "Unreal Worlds" Award for Best Horror Paperback of 1997 from the Rocky Mountain News. Since then I've published several more solo novels, Red Shadows (a follow-up to Final Impact), DeadTimes, and That's Not My Name, her first suspense novel. That's Not My Name, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Paleo, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Willow Files, Vol. 2 all won at the Illinois State level of the IWPA 2001 Mate E. Palmer Communications contest (two first place and one second place, respectively), plus I somehow swept all three awards of the Short Story category with "Ascension," "Divine Justice," and "Santa Alma." I've also written a number of media tie-in novels, including several Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels, Hellboy, Elektra, and Ultraviolet. Full info about all her books can be found on her website along with a lot of free excerpts.
I moved to my beloved Arizona in 2002 and currently work on historic Fort Huachuca. in southern Arizona. Numerically, I'm up to about twenty novels and one non-fiction book, with those never-ending plans for more. I love heat, Godiva chocolates, and Great Danes.
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- Highborn by Yvonne Navarro | Bitten by Books
Brynna had enough to worry about with the Hunters still after her and her determination to evade them and stay out of Hell forever. She had escaped in hopes of finding redemption; she didn't need the complication of falling ...
- DeadTimes by Yvonne Navarro - Crossroad Press Publishing
DeadTimes by Yvonne Navarro ? Narrated by Abby Elvidge. Posted on December 28, 2013 December 28, 2013 by admin · DeadTimes_500 DeadTimes. UNABRIDGED By Yvonne Navarro Narrated By Abby Elvidge Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
- Halloween Haunts: Welcome to the Neighborhood - Yvonne Navarro
Wrote a little Halloween post for the Horror Writers Association. Check it out here, because you just have to see the picture of Goblin in his upcoming Halloween costume. By the way, The Husband comes home today after a ...
- Beneath The Trap Door: 5 Questions with Yvonne Navarro
Yvonne Navarro lives in the warm climes of Arizona, a far cry from this oft-frozen tundra of Minnesota. I read her novel DeadTimes when it was published through the wonderful (but too short-lived) Dark Tales Publications, and ...
- T4: Trip of Terror, Traffic, Torsion and Tears - Yvonne Navarro
No, not talking about a fourth Terminator movie here. As those who hang out on my Facebook page now and then know, I'm talking about a fight against traffic and time (another ?T? word) to keep my big Great Dane boy, Goblin ...
- Tales To Terrify No 21 Yvonne Navarro | Tales To Terrify
Short Fiction: Just Around The Corner by Alexei Collier 0:07:21. Fact: Tour of The Abattoir by Mike Allen with guest Shalon Hurlbert 0:20:00. Narrator's Workshop. Main Fiction: I Know What To Do by Yvonne Navarro 0:54:43.
- Meet Yvonne Navarro ? | - Cory Daniells
Meet Yvonne Navarro ? As the next of my series featuring fantastic female fantasy authors (see disclaimer) I've invited the talented Yvonne Navarro to drop by. Watch out for the give-away question at the end of the interview.
- Tales of the Slayer, Volume 1 (Buffy the Vampire ... - Hg2_182-o6
Tales of the Slayer, Volume 1 (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (9780743400459) Yvonne Navarro, Nancy Holder, Christie Golden, Mel Odom, Doranna Durgin, Greg Rucka. Posted on March 3, 2014 by 09xre1r. Product Details: Paperback: 280 ...
- Spooky Legends: Yvonne Navarro (Guest Post & Giveaway) | Dark ...
Our Spooky Legends guest today is Yvonne Navarro. Yvonne's most recent release is Highborn, which is the first book in her Dark Redemption urban fantasy.
- Day 40, 179 To Go - Yvonne Navarro - Blogger
I will tell you right upfront that there are folks out there in Readerland who are going to find these posts tedious. I'm sorry for that, but I'll do my best to keep them interesting. They're going to serve two purposes: (1) To keep The ...
- Day 65: More Dog Blood and Ghoulie Winking ... - Yvonne Navarro
So after work I grab up Goblin and Ghost, load them in the Montero (those around town know it as the "Zombie Emergency Response Vehicle"), and trundle off to the vet for shots and to let the unlucky vet poke into Ghost's butt ...
- How I Survived My Summer Vacation Vol 1 (9780743400404 ...
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- HUMANS HAVING DOGS: BIRTH CONTROL ... - Yvonne Navarro
It is not disposable. When you get a dog, it becomes a family member. It wants your love and attention. It wants to play and cuddle. It needs to be fed, watered, petted, played with, and kept out of the weather. It needs good ...
- Day 47: Dogfights, Lots of Blood, and a Firewatch - Yvonne Navarro
diplomatic word for aggressive, snarling and lunging at the little boy across the street and his teensy Dachshund puppy. Eight days later she started an all-out fight with Ghost. Poor old Ghost defended herself at first, then ran, ...
- Day 15, 204 To Go - Yvonne Navarro - Blogger
For those who don't know, my husband and fellow author Weston Ochse, is in predeployment training. He left on March 17 and headed for the east coast, and somewhere toward the end of April, he'll leave there and spend six ...