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Amber Benson's Biography

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Los Angeles, California
Apr 2009

Amber Benson is an actress, writer, film director, and film producer. Perhaps best known for her role as Tara Maclay on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Amber also writes novels and comic books both alone and in collaboration with Christopher Golden. Her first novel, Death's Daughter, was released by Ace in February 2009.

In 2003, Benson worked with Golden, Terry Moore, and Eric Powell of Dark Horse Comics to create the Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Tara comic book titled "WannaBlessedBe". During the same year, she worked with Christopher Golden and AJ (Ajit Jothikaumar) of Dark Horse Comics to create the Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Tara comic books titled Wilderness #1 and Wilderness #2. In 2005, Benson collaborated with artist Jamie McKelvie on a short story within the Image Comics collection Four Letter Worlds. In 2006, Benson collaborated with artist Ben Templesmith on Demon Father John's Pinwheel Blues published by IDW as a four-part split-book, Shadowplay (with work by Ashley Wood and Christina Z).

Amber and Christopher Golden have also collaborated on two supernatural thrillers: Ghosts of Albion: Accursed and Ghosts of Albion: Witchery. These books follow the fortunes of Tamara and William Swift, who first appeared in the BBC computer-animated web movie Ghosts of Albion: Legacy. In December 2006, Benson and Golden released yet another collaboration, the short novel The Seven Whistlers which was distributed through Subterranean Press in a limited number of signed copies.

In September 2007, Benson signed a three-book deal with Ginjer Buchanan of Penguin Books. The first book, titled Death's Daughter, was released by Ace on February 24th, 2009. Her second, Cat's Claw, came out February 23rd, 2010.

Amber also cowrote the 2001 film The Theory of the Leisure Class with Gabriel Bologna, and in 2003 she collaborated with director James Kerwin to produce her play, Albert Hall, in Hollywood. She has produced and directed several short films, including Lovers, Liars, and Lunatics, and Chance, costarring fellow Buffy alum James Marsters.

Upcoming Works

Part Three in the Death's Daughter series.

Recommended Links


Ace, Dark Horse, Subterranean Press, Del Rey