Locus Online is reporting that Horror/Dark fantasy author Melanie Tem has passed away at the age of 65 due to cancer.
Her novels included Prodigal (1991, winner of a Bram Stoker Award for First Novel), Blood Moon (1992), Wilding (1992), Making Love (1993, with Nancy Holder), Revenant (1994), Desmodus (1995), Witch-Light (1996, with Nancy Holder), The Tides (1996), Black River (1997), Daughters (2001, with husband Steve Rasnic Tem), Slain in the Spirit (2002), and The Deceiver (2003). Her short fiction collections included Daddy’s Side (1991), Beautiful Stranger (1992, with Steve Rasnic Tem), The Ice Downstream (2001), and Singularities, a new collection coming later this year. She was also the recipient of the 1992 Icarus award for most promising newcomer. Her and her husband Steve won a World Fantasy Award, a Bram Stoker Award, and an International Horror Guild Award for their co-written novella “The Man on the Ceiling”.
See also: Steve Rasnic Tem’s Facebook note.