Christie Golden (born 1963) is an award winning author who lives in Loveland, Colorado, United States. She has written over thirty novels and several short stories in fantasy, horror and science fiction.
She premiered TSR's Ravenloft line of novels in 1991 with her first novel - Vampire of the Mists. She followed up with Dance of the Dead and The Enemy Within. Golden has written at least seven Voyager novels including the popular Dark Matters trilogy, the Homecoming duology, and the Spirit Walk duology.
Golden is also the author of two original fantasy novels from Ace Books, King's Man & Thief and Instrument of Fate, which made the 1996 Nebula Preliminary Ballot.
Among her work in the gaming fantasy novels, she wrote Lord of the Clans 2001, and Rise of the Horde (December 2006). She is also writing a trilogy of novels titled StarCraft: the Dark Templar Saga for Blizzard Entertainment and Simon and Schuster Pocketbooks. She also wrote a new book for Blizzard Entertainment, Rise of the Lich King which was released April 21 2009.
Under the name Jadrien Bell she wrote fantasy thrillers entitled A.D. 999 which won her the Colorado Author's League Top Hand Award for Best Genre Novel in 1999.
She is currently halfway through her Final Dance series; the first book in the series On Fire's Wings follows the discovery of the first of five dancers, Kevla the flame dancer. The second book In Stone's Clasp records both the flame dancer, Kevla and the stone dancer, the element of earth, Jareth.
The next book in the series is finished and was published in October 2007 in ebook format only. The book Under Sea's Shadow focuses on the Sea dancer.The last two books, At Wind's Tempest and Through Soul's Desire would complete the series.
Golden will be writing for the upcoming Fate of the Jedi series of Star Wars novels.