Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the bestselling Heralds of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator.
Praise for the Herald Spy trilogy: Whether it's the spellbinding world, the intrigue of the plot, or the simple yet remarkable narrative style - it is impossible to say which of these makes the story so good, but one thing is for sure: Closer to Home marks the beginning of another fantastic Lackey series. --RT Reviews With an unusually strong Gift that allows him to Mindspeak and Mindhear, Mags is perfectly suited for his role, and this sequel gives fans another opportunity to explore Lackey's storied universe of Valdemar, one of the best-imagined fantasy universes in history. --Barnes & Noble Bookseller Picks Mags remains an engaging character, and makes a very capable spy/investigator...his adventures still make engrossing reading. --Locus Closer to the Heart has the two things that have always made me love these books: a richly detailed history of the world, and beautiful writing. --The Arched Doorway