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Elaine Cunningham
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Elaine Cunningham was born in New York, where she developed an unshakable loyalty to the New York Yankees and strong opinions about what constitutes a Real Bagel. She now resides in coastal Rhode Island, the setting for her urban fantasy Changeling novels: Shadows in the Darkness and Shadows in the Starlight. She has also written 15 novels and 13 short stories set in the Forgotten Realms (Wizards of the Coast), a novel (Dark Journey, Star Wars New Jedi Order, Del Rey 2002) and three short stories in the Star Wars extended universe, and an EverQuest novel (The Blood Red Harp, CDS Books, 2006.) Her short fiction has been published in anthologies by Baen (Catopolis, 2008), Del Rey (Tales From Tethedril, 1998), Green Knight Publishing (The Doom of Camelot, 2000), Morrigan Books, (The Phantom Queen Awakes, 2010), Fantasist Enterprises (Sails & Sorcery, 2007; Modern Magic, 2006; Cloaked in Shadows, 2005), and Popcorn Press (Lilith Unbound, 2008), as well as several magazines: Black Gate (Vol.1 No. 3, Winter 2002) , Dragon, (Issue #246, April, 1998; Issue #259, May, 1999; Issue #282, April, 2001; Issue #335, August, 2005) and Star Wars Gamer (Issues 5, 7 and 8). Her books have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian, Turkish, and Hebrew.

Her first foray into the Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting[1]was Dark Tapestry, a six-part series of serialized fiction in Pathfinder's Journal, released in Pathfinder Adventure Path issues 19-24 beginning with the launch of the fourth adventure path, Legacy of Fire, in March 2009. Channa Ti, the half-elf druid introduced in Dark Tapestry, also appears in "The Nature of the Beast," a short story set in Absalom and published in Issue #3 of the fanzine Wayfinder (June 2010.) Elaine's article detailing the elven forest realm of Hymbria is included in Guide to the River Kingdoms. She travels to Korvosa, the Land of the Linnorm Kings, and the ever-winter land of Irrisen with Winter Witch, the second novel in the Pathfinder Tales line, scheduled for release in November 2010.

Pathfinder credits[]

Title Date Volume (Page)
Double Dealings"Double Dealings" (Dark Tapestry) 0903March 2009 PF19 (70)
Drowned God"The Drowned God" (Dark Tapestry) 0907July 2009 PF24 (68)
Gemstones"Gemstones" (Dark Tapestry) 0905May 2009 PF22 (70)
Hymbria"Hymbria" 1002February 2010 GttRK (21)
Justice Done"Justice Done, Betrayal, Repaid" (Dark Tapestry) 0903March 2009 PF20 (72)
Raising the Green Flag"Raising the Green Flag" (Dark Tapestry) 0904April 2009 PF21 (70)
When Mermaids Laugh"When Mermaids Laugh" (Dark Tapestry) 0906June 2009 PF23 (74)
Winter Witch 1009November 2010 WW
See also: Category:Works by Elaine Cunningham


  1. Elaine Cunningham. (May 9, 2008). Serial fiction, Elaine Cunningham.