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Ardath Mayhar

(Ardath Frances Hurst Mayhar)
USA (1930 - 2012)

aka Frank Cannon, Frances Hurst, John Killdeer

Author of sixty novels, Ardath Mayhar began her career in the early eighties with science fiction novels, fantasy, and westerns. Doubleday, Atheneum, Zebra, and TSR published many of these. She used several pseudonyms, westerns written as Frank Cannon, mountain man novels written as John Killdeer, and a historical novel as Frances Hurst. Four prehistoric Indian books under her own name came out from Berkley, one of which has been reprinted by The Fiction Works.
Khi to FreedomExile on VlahilThe Saga of Grittel SundothaThe World Ends in Hickory Hollow
Carrots and MiggleMakra ChoriaThe WallFeud at Sweetwater Creek
Two Moons and the Black TowerA Place of Silver SilenceThe Absolutely Perfect HorseHunters of the Plains
High Mountain WinterTimber PiratesA Road of StarsThe Snowlost / Exile on Vlahil: Being a Tale of Man and Moohl, Who Found Themselves Compatible
World of the GreistThe Black TowerClosely Knit in ScarlattThe Tulpa
The Conjure:  A Novel of Supernatural RevengeForbidden Geometries: An Epic Fantasy of a Desert WorldPrescription for DangerWitchfire
The Heirs of Three OaksThe Clarrington HeritageThe Door in the Hill: A Tale of the TurnipinsDeadly Memoir:
The DropoutsThe Fugitives: A Tale of Prehistoric TimesThe Lintons of Skillet Bend: A Novel of East TexasLone Runner: A Novel of the Old West
Messengers in WhiteA Planet Called HeavenVendettaShock Treatment
Born Rebel / Guns of Livingston FrostSlaughterhouse World / Knack' Attack
Slewfoot Sally and the Flying Mule: And Other Tales from Cotton CountryThe Crystal SkullThe Twilight Dancer : And Other Tales Of Magic, Fantasy And The SupernaturalReflections and Journey to an Ending
Crazy Quilt: The Best Short Stories of Ardath MayharStrange Doin's in the Pine HillsA World of WeirditiesThe Loquat Eyes: More Tall Tales from Cotton County, Texas
The Methodist Bobcat: 27 Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories
Series contributed to
Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey
The Sword and the Dagger
Non fiction
Through a Stone Wall: Lessons from Thirty Years of WritingStrange View from a Skewed Orbit
Anthologies containing stories by Ardath Mayhar
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the SupernaturalAfter MidnightA Treasury of American Horror StoriesBest of the Horror Show: An Adventure in Terror
Catfantastic IIExcalibur100 Twisted Little Tales of TormentCatfantastic V
Short stories
The Eagle-Claw Rattle (1980)
Samhain: Full Moon and I Have Made My Bones Secure (1984)
The Well That Whispered Darkness (1984)
A Night in Possum Holler (1986)
In the Tank (1987)
Hermione at Moon House (1990)
The Little Finger on the Left Hand (1990)
The Weapon (1995)
The Very Early Hermione (1999)

Ardath Mayhar recommends
Shadow Dancers
Shadow Dancers (1987)
(Sabazel, book 3)
Lillian Stewart Carl
"...fantasy that is woven intricately upon a weft of solid classical knowledge, yet is also colored by a creative imagination of great scope and power..."
Wings of Power
Wings of Power (1989)
(Sabazel, book 4)
Lillian Stewart Carl
"an intense tale...a complex and fascinating plot..."
The Furnace
The Furnace (2011)
(Tanner Sequence, book 1)
Timothy S Johnston
"Great tension, powerful characterization, and gripping action ... The Furnace is an old-style looked-room mystery updated as horror SF. Completely original and compelling. A must read."

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