Chatting with Mary Mackey

On Episode 129 of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour, New York Times Bestselling author Mary Mackey talks to me about her new novel, The Village of Bones, writing screenplays for Hollywood, and how she got invited to speak at Europe's largest furry convention, Eurofurence 2016.

"Mary Mackey's The Village of Bones, gives us the vivid adventures of The Clan of the Cave Bear, the magic of The Mists of Avalon and Lord of the Rings, and the beauty of Avatar. Filled with the belief that love drives out fear, it contains stunning twists that will leave you wanting more." —Dorothy Hearst, author of the Wolf Chronicles

In 4386 B.C., a young priestess named Sabalah conceives a magical child with a mysterious stranger named Arash. Sabalah names the child Marrah. This child will save the Goddess-worshiping people of Europe from nomad invaders called eastmen, but only if her mother can keep her alive long enough to grow up. Warned in a vision of the coming invasion, Sabalah flees west with Arash to save her baby daughter, only to discover that she is running into the arms of her worst enemies. In the dark forests of northern Europe, other humanlike species left over from the Ice Age still exist.

Praise for the Earthsong Series and Mary Mackey
"Grand adventure and a grand reading experience ... sexy, explosive." —Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides

"A fascinating evocation of a prehistoric world..." —Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon