Sunday, November 9, 2008
Weekly Geeks #24: Fun facts about authors
1. Choose a writer you like.
2. Using resources such as Wikipedia, the author’s website, whatever you can find, make a list of interesting facts about the author.
3. Post your fun facts list in your blog, maybe with a photo of the writer, a collage of his or her books, whatever you want.
4. Come sign the Mr Linky with the url to your fun facts post.
5. As you run into (or deliberately seek out) other Weekly Geeks’ lists, add links to your post for authors you like or authors you think your readers are interested in.
Mercedes was born on June 24, 1950, in Chicago.
She was named for actress Mercedes McCambridge.
She graduated from Purdue University in 1972 with a degree in biology.
In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts & Music.
Mercedes has written nearly 70 books in a career that has spanned two decades.
She is married to author Larry Dixon, with whom she has written several novels.
She has also worked with fantasy authors Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Piers Anthony.
Her first sale was to Friends of Darkover.
Mercedes Lackey lives with her husband outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She has won 5 Pegasus Awards, mostly for her songwriting.
Queen's Own is her official fan club.
Lackey is one of my favorite women authors, and I'm glad she's so prolific. My favorite series are:
Diana Tregarde (a trilogy, no more forthcoming)
Five Hundred Kingdoms
and I want to start reading:
Doubled Edge (a historical fantasy series based on Elizabeth I)
Here are links to a few other Weekly Geeks and the authors they chose (either favorites of mine, or ones I want to read):
Harmony (Anne McCaffrey)
Ali (Christopher Moore)
Jill (Neil Gaiman)
Juliann (Alexander McCall Smith)