Mary Mackey is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, including two novels about the American Civil War (The Notorious Mrs. Winston and The Widow’s War) and four novels which describe how the Goddess-worshiping people of Prehistoric Europe fought off patriarchal nomad invaders (The Village of Bones, The Year The Horses Came, The Horses at the Gate, and The Fires of Spring). Mary’s novels have been praised by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Pat Conroy, Thomas Moore, Marija Gimbutas, Marge Piercy, and Theodore Roszak for their historical accuracy, inventiveness, literary grace, vividness, and storytelling magic. They have made The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller Lists, been translated into twelve foreign languages and sold over a million and a half copies.
Mary has also written seven collections of poetry including Travelers With No Ticket Home and Sugar Zone, winner of the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and finalist for the Northern California Book Awards. Garrison Keillor has featured her poetry four time on The Writer’s Almanac. A screenwriter as well as a novelist and poet, she has also sold feature-length screenplays to Warner Brothers as well as to independent film companies. This summer her original script for a short fictional film entitled Time Piece is being filmed in L.A. by director Renée De Palma. Time Piece, which takes place during the last months of World War II, is dedicated to disabled veterans and designed to raise money for those who suffer from PTSD.
At www.marymackey.com, you can get the latest news about her books and public appearances, sample her work, and get writing advice. You can also find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @MMackeyAuthor.