WIHM 2022: Anita Blake, the Vampire Slayer

Celebrating Anita Blake, the Vampire Slayer

By: Corinne Pollard

Before Buffy, there was Anita Blake. From the first novel ‘Guilty Pleasures’ to ‘Rafael’, the female protagonist Anita Blake has been slaying vampires, befriending the supernatural and holding onto her own humanity since first publication in 1993- and wow, what a journey! Laurell K Hamilton has written about thirty Anita Blake narratives with some even published as Marvel comics.