Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots. She can be found at mercedeslackey.com or on Twitter at @mercedeslackey.
Praise for the Valdemar novels Eye Spy feels like a present written especially for me. You're gonna want to read it. This one's a firecracker. --Tor.com 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 Mags remains an engaging character, and makes a very capable spy/investigator.... His adventures still make engrossing reading. --Locus Returning to her beloved Valdemar universe, Lackey opens her new series at a pivotal time in the history of Valdemar.... Series fans will enjoy the variations on a familiar theme, while enough information is presented for first- timers to discover a world of high adventure and individual courage. Highly recommended. --Library Journal 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 Lackey is a master at characterization. --The Ranting Dragon