BOOKS BY ARDATH MAYHAR
The Absolutely Perfect Horse, 1989
With Marylois Dunn
East Texas juvenile
ALA Notable Books in the field of Social Studies list 1983
Bluebonnet Award List 1983-84
Omar Award List 1985-86
The Parents' Choice Foundation Remarkable Literature list 1986
The William Allen White Award List
The Golden Sower Award List
The Sunshine State Award List
The Sequoyah Award List 1987-88
The formerly noble, now downtrodden horse known as Dogmeat helps
Annie and her family reassess their values.
Sam Rainbird has always enjoyed using his own brand of magic. But
today, he discovers the chance for the ultimate adventure.
A serial killer gets more than he bargained for when he stalks the
The Black Tower, 2004
Two-Moons is an Onondaga warrior woman with the ability to
Dream truly. When a power-hungry Medieval wizard from another
dimension kidnaps Two Moons, drawing her from her own time and place
into Medieval England. With her extraordinary gifts, he hopes to use
her to entrap her people to serve as his slaves.
Carrots & Miggle, 1986
East Texas juvenile
Mark Twain Award List 1988-89
excerpted for Macmillan Supplementary Reader
for 7th & 8th grades
William Allen White Children's Book Award Program Master List
Charlotte "Carrots" Ramsden knew that when Emiglia came, life was
going to be different. Emiglia, a distant relative, had been born in
Hungary, reared in London by scholarly parents, and now she was an
orphan with no relatives who could take her except the Ramsdens.
When she arrived Emiglia ("Miggle") was upset to discover that
people work so hard, even a five year old would be expected to do
her share of work. The transition is not an easy for any of them,
but it just might be worth it.
The Children Beneath the Stones
Sacrifices are necessary to win favor from the gods. Of course, the
sacrifices see things differently.
The Clarrington Heritage, 2005
Marise Clarrington, matriarch, knew all the horror that had been
inflicted on her family over the generations. Now she is forced to
summon Evan Clarrington, now a successful young attorney living
apart, back to his childhood home. Evan obeys her summons,
unwittingly placing himself in deadly danger for, not far from the
mansion, a mysterious figure watches every move made at the
Clarrington mansion, waiting for just the right moment to act.
Closely Knit in Scarlatt, 2005
When the Mafia decides to kidnap Benjamin Scarlatt, a retired
British spy, they hire the services of the world's most reclusive
assassin to slip him the needle and drug him into unconsciousness.
Known only by the code name "the "Knitting Lady," this accomplished
killer, whose identity has never been discovered, has pulled off
some of the most audacious assassinations of modern time.
The Conjure, 2004
When a drug cartel starts using the swamp country of East Texas as a
key transfer point for their illicit cargo, its only a matter of
time before one of the locals stumbles on the scene and has to be
silenced. What they don't count on is what happens when Lena
McCarver, the local witch-woman learns about the murder. Slowly she
begins to conjure a spell that will bring the kingpin of the cartel
back to the swamp--where his worst nightmares are about to be
brought to very vivid life! As for the rest of his gang, she intends
they also get exactly what they deserve.
The Creek, It Done Riz
When the creek rose, its secrets were revealed.
The Crystal Skull, 2004
Down in the Bottomlands Lonesome Canefield Blues
Coon Hunt, With Distractions The Crystal Skull
The Eight Who Hated Footprints
Grimm's Way The Orphan
Yhitagh Bare Bones, Bare Bones
Yout Can't Go Home Again Concerto
The Children Beneath the Stones The Dig
The Little Finger on the Left Hand The Gift
In the Green Sand The Well That Whispered Darkness
||Like Mother Used to Make Digging Up Arthur
Ash-Nialle Needles and Pins
The Immortal Part The Anthologist
Trapline A Shimmer of Blackness
The Nicholas Caper In The Mists of Gellorn
The Tuck at the Foot of the Bed Down in the Dark
The Face in the Glass Hallimore's Dog
A Night in Possum Holler Things Come Out at Night
Echo of Thunder||
A Damn Bad Day for Daddy, 1989
The story of the worst day of all--and its only logical
The Door in the Hill, 1984
When Lindy and Bud, a sister and brother from the U.S.A., are
forced to spend the summer on their uncle's English farm, they look
forward to a boring three months. But, when they open a mysterious
door in the side of a hill, they stumble into the world of
Turnipins, tiny people with small, gnarly faces, voices like the hum
of many bees, tiny bright eyes, long faces, crooked chins, and long,
End of War
The women of the Town have had enough of the fighting and dying--and
the foolish talk of glory. They're about to take matters into their
own hands . . .
Exile on Vlahil, 1984
Ila has been exiled by an oppressive Earth government to the
uninhabited planet Vlahil. But it turns out to be inhabited after
all, not by one but by two sentient races, and the peace is being
threatened by a lost Earth scout crew.
Forbidden Geometries, 2005
The desert world Sherazade was settled long ago by desert peoples
from Earth--Kushites, Apaches, Arabs--and then forgotten. Centuries
later it is a world of city-states. One, Sathorn, has long been
ruled by a weak family and a corrupt Council. The new ruler,
Karenya, who possesses the ability to use the forbidden geometries
that can predict the future, is determined to change things and
reform the Council.
Golden Dream: A Fussy Odyssey, 1982
"The Valley of the Gashta"
"The Dry Times Come"
Golden Girl, 1989
She is a trained assassin in a custom-made body--beautiful,
efficient, deadly. And hopelessly flawed.
Gwynfaer, Who Sang the Stars
A poem about Creation. "Gwynfaer" resulted from reading the Rhys
volumes of Celtic myth.
High Mountain Winter, 2004
Originally Published as by Frances HurstHistorical Fiction
Based on a True Story. Left alone in a covered wagon in the most
desolate, snow-bound mountains in the US, a young woman survives all
that nature can throw at her. Maryla Stoner survived a high mountain
winter, all alone in a covered wagon, after her father and brothers
went away to hunt and failed to return.
Walked-With-A-Bear knew he was seeing his last days. But he has one
last journey to complete, and perhaps, one special totem to share it
Hunters of the Plains, 1995
The prehistoric tribes of the Badger Clan and the Terrapin Clan find
their peaceful lives threatened by an invading horde of mammoths, as
a man and woman begin a sacred hunt to end the threat.
Hunting Truce, 1974
Miss Pirtle-Smith is there to ensure that no harm comes to any
animal, and woe to any Survey team member--or alien native--who
stands in her way!
In the Mists of Gellorn, 1990
The humans and the Fthier had been feuding for generations. The
return of the evil Cyrfolk gives them the opportunity to unite, but
will they come together in time to stop the invasion?
Journey To an Ending, 1965
"This book was the result of winning the publication prize offered
by South and West (publisher out of Fort Smith, Arkansas) at the
writer's conference held at SFA Universtiy in 1964 and was my first
book (though a small and unassuming one) ever published."
|Heritage ||Temple of Death
|And We Are Still Evolvint ||Unified Field
|Forget These Earthen Walls ||With the Bright
|Upon the Vertices ||Journey Within
|Plea ||Let Us Break Molds
|Under out Shattered Emblems ||Sphinx
|Advice to the Defeated ||Last Days
|Genesis ||In a Stilled Instant
|Still From Sinai ||Deus Ex Machina
|Point of Departure ||Ending ||
Khi to Freedom, 1983
When Hale Enbo signed on as a scout for the alien Gimli, he was
unaware of their true intentions--and of the amazing powers hidden
Like Mother Used to Make
Emmy Whittle’s boarding house is famous for its cooking, but don’t
look too closely at Emmy’s recipes.
Lords of the Triple Moons, 1983
Johab, believing himself to be the last of his people, escapes from
the usurper who killed his family and takes upon himself the task of
freeing the plainsfolk from tyranny.
Makra Choria, 1987
The rulers of Sherath have special powers, known as the Gift of the
Makraitis. The fear has always been that if improperly trained in
its control, a family member could use the power for personal gain,
which would destroy the country. Theora, heir to the throne, is
living up to that fear.
The Ardath Mayhar Sampler
A Damn Bad Day for Daddy
Gwynfaer, Who Sang the Stars
In the Mists of Gellorn
The Ardath Mayhar Collection
|The Adapter ||The Anthologist
|The Children Beneath the Stones||The Creek, It Done Riz
|A Damn Bad Day for Daddy ||End of War
|Golden Girl ||Gwynfaer, Who Sang the Stars
|How the Gods Wove in Kyrannon ||Hunting Truce
|In the Mists of Gellorn ||Khi to Freedom
|Like Mother Used to Make ||A Meeting of Minds
|The Next Generation ||A Sculpted Smile
|Speaking Wolf ||Stiff Sentence
|You Can't Go Home Again |
Mean Little Old Lady at Work
NOT cover image
|Introduction ||A Harping Of Waters
|Echo Of Thunder ||Through The Padded Door
|A Gift Of Light ||Night Song
|The Left Eye Of God ||The Anthologist
|A Sculpted Smile ||The Guardians Of The Shrine
|The Children Beneath The Stones|
Susan Seddon Boulet
Medicine Walk, 1981
Parents' Choice Foundation Remarkable Literature book
The William Allen White Award List, 1987-88
Sequoyah Award List, 1987-88
Golden Sower Award List, 1987-88
Sunshine State Award List, 1987-88
Houghton Mifflin BEYOND THE REEF theme reading series|
After their plane crashes in the Arizona desert and his father dies,
12-year-old Burr Henderson treks through the desert with little food
or water to find help.
A Meeting of Minds|
Humorous Science Fantasy
The Rosten I treaty was an important one, and Hillaire would do just
about anything to bring it about.
Messengers In White
Colonies, planted in far away places, are developing medieval-level
social structures and technologies when past secrets are uncovered
and threaten the inhabitants survival. Lehnik brings a war orphan
to the Sisters of Silence for care and rearing. He brought into
their fold and ranks. His training begins in silence, with even
more revelations about himself, mankind, and the making of war,
peace, and civilization among the stars.
This image is BY Ardath Mayhar!
Monkey Station, 1989
with Ron Fortier
As a deadly plague sweeps across the earth, humans and apes struggle
to survive, isolated in the rain forests of South America.
The Next Generation|
Each new generation of humankind is unique--but this one will take
humanity in a different direction entirely. And one of its creators
is having second thoughts.
A Place of Silver Silence, 1988|
s-f first contact ya/adult
Genetically superior fetuses are chosen for nurturing in an
artificial environment and Linked at the age of ten by brain
implants allowing them to communicate mentally.
See a review!
80 poems, published and unpublished
NOT cover image
A Road of Stars, 1998|
Cornelia Watson, foremost ballerina of her generation, has
dedicated her life to her art. Traveling the world, she has
collected paintings of all the intriguing roads, paths, streets, and
trails that she has never had time to explore. Diagnosed with a
fatal illness, Cornelia has retired to her family home, to wait out
her last days.
A Sculpted Smile, 1983|
Theristis, artist and wizard, knows everything there is to know
about his chosen professions. Or so he thinks.
The Saga of Grittel Sundotha, 1985|
After rejecting her only likely proposal of marriage, sevenfoot
Grittel wanders the kingdom using her strength and skill to right
wrongs until she goes on a quest and finds her true destiny.
NOT cover image
Image copyright Arthur Rackham
Shock Treatment, 2005|
Theron Standish, Commander of the agricultural planet Station, has
gone mad and attacked the granges that are the only reason why
Station exists. With the army on his side, Standish is opposed only
by his own, formidable grandmother, Seleva Karmann, and a handful of
Slewfoot Sally and the Flying Mule, 1984
|Slewfoot Sally and the Flying Mule
|The Last Camp Meeting in Cotton County
|The Elephant Headed for the Swamp
|The Backfire ||More Ways to Skin a Cat
|The Alligator’s Tale ||First You Have a Plan
|To Capture Leviathan ||Milton Peake and Nephew
|The Dullshooter ||Foray into Sundown
|Moccasin Hole ||The Inflated Flea
|Midsummer Doldrums ||A Nasty Sort of Thing
|The Possum-Cats ||Kingdom Come Cemetery
|Cow in the Canefield ||Battle Plan Number One
|The Youngers ||Yale’s Wedding
|Ghost Larry ||Molly Milked the Goat
|A Black Dog in the Snow ||February Thaw
|A Great Big Bowl of Rice ||The Rabbit
|The Hen-House Disaster ||A Shot in the Dark
|Spring Is a Kind of Madness ||Summer and Solomon
The Snowlost, 1998|
When interstellar civil war erupts, human colonists are marooned on
the nearest world that's habitable—and just barely that. Ill-
prepared for the two-plus-year winters, they must adapt what they
have to be what they need, including their attitudes when they find
the planet inhabited by intelligent life living in lava-warmed
Speaking Wolf's totem was much more than a spirit guide.
If you’re going to rob a bank, you need a quick getaway. And if
that falls through . . . you have to improvise.
BattleTech: The Sword and the Dagger, 1987|
Hanse Davion is Prince of the Federated Suns, the largest of the
five warring Houses...an idealistic man who has had to learn that
politics is neither honorable nor staightforward. Arden Sortek is
the commander of Hanse Davion's personal guard. Although a
long-time friend of Hanse's, he has not yet learned the lessons of
News reporting is a rough business, and there are no storybook
endings. Well, hardly any.
Things Come Out at Night|
Collection Dark Fantasy & Horror
The Tuck At The Foot of the Bed
The Well that Whispered Darkness
|Digging Up Arthur
||Needles and Pins
||The Immortal Part
|Down in the Dark
||The Nicholas Caper
|In The Mists of Gellorn
||The Face in the Glass
|A Night in Possum Holler
||Things Come Out at Night
|Cage of the Heart
||Echo of Thunder ||
Through a Stone Wall, A book on writing|
Here is an invaluable how-to book for writers. In this unique
work, Ardath Mayhar shares the personal insights she has gained
during her thirty-some-year literary career.
Trail of the Seahawks, 1987|
Series Future Fantasy
After the Great Plague, a bold new world of fantastic creatures,
mutated landscapes, heroes and villains
Cover Image by Larry Elmore
It's been a long winter, and Herzog's been trapping more than fox
and lynx up in that cabin of his.
The Tulpa, 2005|
When six-year-old Araminta Palomer invents an imaginary playmate,
she has no idea she is unleashing dangerous being who will one day
ravage her family.
Twilight Dancer, 2004
Eleven unforgettable stories of magic and the supernatural. Plus,
all her tales of Hermione, the Cat Fantastic, including a brand new
one, never published before.|
Only to a Death
The Pass to Death
A Game for the Ginli
Something to Bear in Mind
The One Who Followed the Dream
The Twilight Dancer
A Snap of the Fingers
Hermione's Journal: A Cat Fantastic
A Cat's Private Diary
Hermione at Moon House
Hermione the Spy
The Very Early Hermione
Hermione to the Rescue
The Scientific Method
The Wall, 1987|
The children of Bon Riviere are disappearing. Alice Critten comes
to the Louisiana town to claim the legacy of her great-aunt Eleanor:
a house cut off from its neighbors by a tall brick wall, with a jail
cell lock on its single gate. Soon she is caught up in a web of
murder, abduction, and the supernatural. The doom that made a
recluse of Eleanor now threatens Alice's existence, unless she can
untangle the mystery.
Warlock's Gift, 1982|
Warlock's Gift is an exciting fantasy adventure in which the hero, Karas Lantir, once the prince of his father's mighty and happy kingdom, dreams of deposing the frightfully evil warlock who stole control of Lantirion from its rightful owners through cheating and evil sorcery. His dreams harden into resolve when the warlock, seeking to protect himself from future trouble, attempts to have Karas found and assassinated, and when the incredible tales of the warlock's oppression become known. With the aid of only a few loyal men---and the power of his fiancee, Varil, a sorceress---Karal embarks on a perilous journey into the warlock's seemingly impregnable fortress where he must face the evil sorcerer's powers---alone. It is a rousing tale of magic and adventure.
The World Ends in Hickory Hollow, 1985|
The Nebula Award Preliminary Ballot
Finalist: Spur Award:
short story, Western Writers of America, 1987
When civilization comes to an end, life struggles on in remote
Hickory Hollow, Texas. The electricity may have failed, but Zack,
Jim, Sukie, Mom Allie, Carl, Carol, Sim, Elmond, Grace and the
others simply go on by torch and candle light. If radio and
television are gone, they entertain themselves with yarns, music,
dances. But there are two serpents in this new Eden: their own
human nature and the murderous Unger clan that lives just beyond
World of the Greist , 2004|
In an overcrowded future the Thomases have no more or less than any
other poor family who live in the Block, but what they do with what
they have is very different. Then the government orders the people
of the block to move to another world where life is hard, and the
work to survive and build a farm is hard and back-breaking. Then
Van makes a discovery that will change everyone's lives. For human
beings are not alone on the planet
You Can't Go Home Again|
Even from the grave, Mama's a control freak. This time, though,
Berna just might be able to escape for good.