Gateway Essentials: Mercedes Lackey

Mercedes Lackey was born in Chicago on June 24, 1950. She graduated from Purdue University in 1972, and has worked as an artist’s model, in computer programming, and for American Airlines. In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts & Music, a small recording company specializing in science fiction folk music, and has worked in raptor rehabilitation.

Mercedes Lackey is one of the most prolific authors at work today, having published well over one hundred books since her first professional sale in 1985. As well as her numerous solo works, she has collaborated with a number of authors – most notably Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Anne McCaffrey.

We recommend Brightly Burning as an ideal introduction to her worlds.