Mercedes Lackey





Mercedes Lackey

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Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972. During the late 70's she worked as an artist's model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts & Music, a small recording company specializing in science fiction folk music.

"I'm a storyteller; that's what I see as `my job.' My stories come out of my characters; how those characters would react to the given situation. Maybe that's why I get letters from readers as young as thirteen and as old as sixty-odd. One of the reasons I write song ly...more


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I cannot think of a better piece for December 25th than this, Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium. Lauridsen is the third of my trio of great modern choral composers, and I've linked him here before.

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“If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.”
Mercedes Lackey

“If it is stupid but it works, it isn't stupid.
(a Shin'a'in saying)”
Mercedes Lackey, Owlknight

“Give your enemy a face, If he is human, do not dehumanize him. Know him and know why he is your enemy. If your enemy is within you, understand what it is and why you are afraid. Put a face on your fear. When you understand it, and it is no longer vague and shapeless, you will find that your fear is no longer so formidable.”
Mercedes Lackey, Brightly Burning

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