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Ardath Mayhar

(Ardath Frances Hurst Mayhar)
USA flag (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.
Series contributed to
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Ardath Mayhar
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 (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..."
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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