Mary H. Herbert was born the same year the Soviet Union shot Sputnik I and II into space. She grew up in Troy, Ohio, inhaling fantasy, devouring history, and riding her horse. In high school she wrote her first complete short story about an orbiting space station. The story was overblown, overly sentimental, and scientifically impossible, but it still won first place in the school writing contest and convinced her that writing fiction was not only possible but fun.
She continued to write stories, essays, and poetry at the University of Montana, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford, England, and the University of Wyoming.
TSR bought her first novel, Dark Horse, in 1989, and the rest has been the result of a long and fruitful relationship: five Dark Horse novels, three Dragonlance novels, three short stories for the Forgotten Realms, and a chapter on Sanction in Bertrem's Guide to the War of Souls, Volume One.
Mary currently lives in Metro Atlanta with her husband, two teenaged children, and assorted pets. She loves to read, write, work in the garden, and be with her family. She does not like housecleaning, cockroaches, or Georgia's heat.
Wizards of the Coast and TSR novels by Mary H. Herbert: