Queen's Own
Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

P.O. Box 749
Laguna Beach, CA 92652 USA

Series 2, Vol. I, No. 9
December 18, 1999

(Note: These are excerpts from the original newsletter that was published on this date. The Queen's Own address has been updated. The current President of Queen's Own is Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn. For more information, see http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qo.htm.)

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Queen's Own/Merging of the Ways

The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

SnowflakeSnowflake BorderLet's start this issue out with a few explanations. I know a lot of you must be wondering why the newsletter hasn't been received since September's issue. This was due to my com­puter crashing and refusing to work for over two months. Let me tell you, I was pretty miffed about it. I just bought this computer before I started Queen's Own (Sept. 1998). Af­ter many a hard and arduous journey, I have arrived at the decision that by next February I am getting a Mac; I am tired of the PC game. To all of you who have PC computers that are happy, I wish I had had your luck.

With a new year and a new millenium starting, I had hoped to have a different look for the newsletter. Something new to take the club into the next century. Well, I've not been able to accomplish much in that area, but you will notice that, the, newsletter, now has COLOR!!! So, now anyone who sends me art­work that has color in X, will be included in the newsletter. Personally, I like color!

As to the competition for the new Queen's Own logo, I've only had three entrants. Herald Alora and Ellen Million are co-winners. You see Herald Alora's work on the new title header and Ellen's work on the envelope and as a water mark on every page. The third entrant submitted wonderful artwork. I'm just sorry I couldn't use it, but it is shown on page 3 of this newsletter. Herald Alora and Ellen each receive a one-year subscription, while Aubrey Smith receives a half-year subscription. Thanks, to all who submitted!

In this issue of the newsletter, you will find an updated "published" list of books for Misty. She's been busy, and we all need to get caught up. I'm also including a list of mailing dates and deadlines for newsletters until Jan. 2001. As you can see, the newsletter is now going to be 8 issues a year. This is due to lack of submissions and my lack of time. If the submissions pick up, then so will the issues! Another new item. Approved personas will be put into the newsletter 4 times a year. This is due to the lack of submissions and the need for space. I do hope those of you still getting everything ready to submit will continue to do so. I will be reviewing them as they come in. I'll just hold off on printing the list once a quarter.

One request that I do have, I have noticed lately that I'm receiving more and more mail with self-addressed stamped envelopes with nothing else included. Kindly help me out and take a few minutes and write down what you want. This would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks to everyone who sent greetings and holiday cards. Everyone here loved them immensely. I wish I had had more time to prepare something for all of you. Please accept the enclosed card with a wish for all the good things this holiday season and into the next millennium.

Robin, Jason, Alara and Misty
Happy Holidays
and Y2K, too!

Firebird Arts and Music carries all of Misty’s books and lots of other merchandise. From Babylon 5 soundtracks to Larry’s art prints. From the music of Frank Hayes to porcelain jewelry. From kits for plastic knights to Robin Hood characters to doll-size costume patterns for Heralds & Shin’a’in. From Oneida Indian Nation T-shirts to Celtic design gift wrap. Visit their website at http://firebirdarts.com. If you want a "real" catalog, send $3 to Firebird Arts & Music, PO Box 3068, Portland OR 97294-3268. To place an order, call 1-800-752-0494. For more information, please use 1-503-255-5751. Firebird does not answer inquiries from prison addresses.

Also new from Firebird is an e-mail list for Misty fans, to keep you up-to-date on the latest news. If you would like to be included, send your email address to Teri: firebird@firebirdarts.com.

For news about TEMPEST, visit their web page http://darkmoon.simplenet.com/tempest. You can send e-mail to Lief and the other band members at tempest_rock@hotmail.com.
[Ed. note 2002: Old text replaced with: "For definitions of our fannish jargon, read the 12-page booklet "Pros & Cons: An Introduction to Fandom" written by Elizabeth Barrette. Send $1.00 and a $0.34 stamp (or $1.00 and 2 IRCs) to Queen's Own, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA, 92652. Make checks payable to "Linda Malcor" in US funds only. ".]
Flights of Fantasy [Ed. note 2002: Old contact information withheld.] specializes in new and used science fiction & fantasy, mystery & suspense, romance books, role-playing, tabletop gaming and collectible card games. Owner Maria Perry will do special orders in any genre. Looking for a special book? Give Maria your want list--she’ll do her best for you! For orders outside the 518 area code, call [Ed. note 2002: Old contact information withheld.]. Webpage http://www.fof.net, E-mail: fof@albany.net. Flights of Fantasy accepts orders from inmates. Sink or Swim is a helpful guide for aspiring editors, based on the experiences of past and present editors. It costs $1.50 for a copy. Checks should be made payable to Aurora Nelson. Email: temarrea@Yahoo.com, or write Sink or Swim C/O Aurora Nelson [Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld.].
Looking for stationery supplies that mirror your love of sword and sorcery? Questing for the perfect gift for that fantasy enthusiast in your life? Then give Ellen Million Graphics and her band of artist a try! We are your complete source for quality FANTASY STATIONERY! Discover the power of the "Sorceress" and drown in the dark "Bloodfest"; bask in the moment of "Precious Serenity", warmed by the softest "Butterfly Kisses"; enjoy a ride on the "Dragon Sled" while the pegasus are "Soaring", and find "Peace on Earth" with "The Christmas Unicorn" and "Betrothed Warriors". Recoiled products in B&W, single or full color. No SASE needed, just write and ask for your first FREE catalog! Custom work availableif you can dream it, we can draw it. Send inquiries to: Ellen Million Graphics, [Ed Note 2002: Ellen Million Graphics can now be found at http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com.]. (Dealer inquiries welcome) Future mailing dates for the Newsletter:

January 29, 2000
The deadline for submission is January 10, 2000.

March 18, 2000
The deadline for submission is February 29, 2000.

April 29, 2000
The deadline for submission is April 10, 2000.

June 17, 2000
The deadline for submission is May 30, 2000.

August 5, 2000
The deadline for submission is July 20, 2000.

September 23, 2000
The deadline for submission is September 5, 2000.

November 4, 2000
The deadline for submission is October 23, 2000.

December 16, 2000
The deadline for submission is November 24, 2000.

January 27, 2001
The deadline for submission is January 5, 2001.

DovesWith all of the artwork, I have colorized or in same way altered the original. Ellen's work I made lighter so that it would appear to be a watermark. Herald Alora and Aubrey's work I shaded in blue. If for any reason you do not like what I have done, I solely take blame. The artwork, in my humble opinion, was worthy all on its own merit. I only changed what I felt was necessary to bring it all to a whole. Thanks to all the wonderful artists.

This is the runner up. Aubrey Smith did this wonderful piece of work. Many thanks to the few who entered this contest.


  • Arrows OnLine - To find Arrows OnLine on America OnLine, follow these directions: Keyword: books. Click on Chat & Messages. The next window you see will have a scroll down box on the left side, scroll down until you see MERCEDES LACKEY. Once on the page, go to the listbox for MESSAGE BOARDS. Select: MERCEDES LACKEY FANDOM and there you are! For an Orientation Kit, meeting info, information on the chapter Fanzine and more, email [Ed. Note 2002: Addresses withheld] and they’ll be there to help.

  • Austral’a’in, C/O Cassandra Vuksa PO Box 1850, Woden ACT 2606 AUSTRALIA . You get eight issues a year, of eight pages each. The costs are, for Australians, $8 a year or 8 x 45 cent stamps. For people overseas $12 Australian or 15 IRC’s.

  • Companion’s Choice: Emily Watts 3619 Mary Circle Ames IA 50014-3501.

  • The Herald’s Companion - Herald’s Companion C/O Karen Bertke 5694 Scarborough Drive Cincinnati OH 45238.

  • Pacific Northwest Collegium - C/O Laura Cameron/Moonglade K’Shena [Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld.]

  • The Vales is a yearly zine. Kendra Renaud,[Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld; no longer published.]

  • On The Wing costs $2.00, and is nearly 20 pages in length. This zine is completely dedicated to the Tayledras. I am also accepting submissions, stories, art, poetry, etc. Please contact me at: Kendra Renaud, [Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld; no longer published.]

  • Golden Grove , the CA Chapter QO newsletter. [Ed. Note 2002: Old info withheld. See new info at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/danyagg.htm.

  • Sonoran Collegium is currently organizing itself! Although we are geographically in Southern Arizona, all are welcome here! The 'zine will be published bi-monthly, and dues are currently $4 US or 6 IRC's elsewhere. If you are interested, please send SASE to us at: [Ed. note 2002: Out-of-date Address withheld.]

Updated List of Misty Books--As of December 1999:

The World of Velgarth: (Listed in historical order)

The Mage Wars Series:
The Black Gryphon
The White Gryphon
The Silver Gryphon

The Heralds of Valdemar Series:
Arrows of the Queen
Arrow's Flight
Arrow's Fall

The Last Herald Mage Series:
Magic's Pawn
Magic's Promise
Magic's Price

Vows and Honor Series:

By the Sword

The Mage Winds Series:
Winds of Fate
Winds of Change
Winds of Fury

The Mage Storms Series:
Storm Warning
Storm Rising
Storm Breaking


Diana Tregarde Series:

Burning Water
Children of the Night
Jinx High
*There will be no more Diana Tregarde books.

Bardic Voices Series:

The Lark and the Wren
The Robin and the Kestrel
The Eagle and the Nightengales
Free Bards: Includes all of the above titles of Bardic Voices.
Four and Twenty Black Birds

Brightly Burning

Bardic Choices:

A Cast of Corbies, with Josepha Sherman

Fairy Tales Retold:

The Fire Rose
The Black Swan
Gates of Sleep (NRD).
Phoenix and Ashes (NRD).
The Serpent's Shadow (NRD).

Sacred Ground


With Ellen Guon:
Knight of Ghosts and Shadows
Summoned ot Tourney
Beyond World's End (NRD).

Wing Commander: Freedom Flight

The SERRAted Edge Series:
Born to Run with Larry Dixon
Wheels of Fire with Mark Shepherd
When the Bough Breaks with Holly Lisle
Chrome Circle with Larry Dixon
Tempus Fugit (NRD). [Ed. note 2003: We don't think a book by this title ever came out. Perhaps the real title is something else.]

Reap the Whirlwind with C.J. Cherryh (Book three of the Sword of Knowledge Series)
The Elvenbane, Elvenblood, Elvenborn (NRD)., Elven Bred (NRD). with Andre Norton
The Bard's Tale (based on the role playing computer game)      Castle of Deception with Josepha Sherman
     Fortress of Frost and Fire with Run Emerson
     Prison of Souls with Mark Shepherd

The Ship who Searched with Anne McCaffrey
If I Pay Thee Not in Gold with Piers Anthony
Rediscovery with Marion Zimmer Bradley
Tiger Burning Bright with Andre Norton and Marion Zimmer Bradley


The River's Gift
Lammas Night
Sword of Ice
Fiddler Fair

I have been asked many times to compile these books in the order they were published/written. I apologize. I can't. If someone out there has the time, knowledge and the want to--kindly send me a copy with publication dates.


Stories of Misty's in Anthologies

"A Different Kind of Courage" Free Amazons of Darkover, ed. by Marion Zimmer Bradley
"Set a Thief" Renunciates of Darkover, ed. by Marion Zimmer Bradley
"Object Lesson" Domains of Darkover, ed. by Marion Zimmer Bradley
"Sword Sworn" Sword & Sorceress III, ed. by Marion Zimmer Bradley
"A Tale of heroes" Sword & Sorceress IV
"Keys" Sword & Sorceress V
"The Making of a Legend" Sword & Sorceress VI
"The Talisman" Sword & Sorceress VII
"Wings of Fire" Sword & Sorceress VIII
"A Woman's Weapon" Sword & Sorceress IX
"Friendly Fire" Sword & Sorceress X
"A Dragon in Distress" (with Lisa Waters) Sword & Sorceress XII
"Werehunter" Tales of the Witchworld, Vol 1, ed. by Andre Norton
"DeathAngel" & "Merovingen Ecology" Merovingen Nights I - Festival Moon, ed. by C.J. Cherryh
"A Plague on Your Houses" Merovingen Nights 2, Fever Season
"A Tangled Web We Weave" Merovingen Nights 3, Troubled Waters
"More Than Meets The Eye" Merovingen Nights 4, Smugglers Gold
"Merovingen Folklore" Merovingen Nights 4, Smugglers Gold
"Turning Point" Merovingen Nights 5, Divine Right
"Don't Look Back" & "Friends Like These" Merovingen Nights 6, Flood Tide
"Proving Ground" Merovingen Nights 7, Endgame
"Fiddler Fair" Magic in Ithkar 3, ed. by Andre Norton
"Balance" & "Dragon's Teeth" Spellsingers ed. by Alan Bard Newcomer
"A Friend in Need" Winds of Change - Blood of Ten Chiefs, Vol 3 ed. by R. Pini
"Phantom of the Berry Patch" Winds of Change - Blood of Ten Chiefs, Vol 3 - Pini
"Ties that Bind" Against the Wind - Blood of Ten Chiefs, Vol 4 - Pini
"Riders of the Storm" Against the Wind - Blood of Ten Chiefs, Vol 5 - Pini
"Skitty" Catfantastic, ed. by Andre Norton
"A Tail of Two Skitties" Catfantastic III ed. by Andre Norton & Martin H. Greenberg
"Scat" Catfantastic IV ed. by Andre Norton & Martin H. Greenberg
"Nightside" Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine # 6, Fall '89
"Roadkill" Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine # 9, Summer '90
"Satanic, Versus" Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine # 10, Fall '90
"Killer Byte" Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine # 24, Spring '94
"The Cup and the Cauldron" Grails: Quests, Visitations and other Occurrences, reprinted as Grails: Quests of Dawn
"Last Rights" (with Larry Dixon) Dinosaur Fantastic, ed. by Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg
"Dumb Feast" Christmas Ghosts, ed. by Mike Resnick
"Dance Track" (with Larry Dixon) By Any Other Fame, ed. by Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg
"Operation Desert Fox" (with Larry Dixon) BOLOS: Honor of the Regiment, created by Keith Laumer
"A Tale of Two Skitties" Catfantastic III, ed. by Andre Norton & Martin H. Greenberg
"Jihad" Alternate Warriors, ed. by Mike Resnick
"Once and Future" Excalibur, ed. by Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg & Edward E. Kramer
"Quest of the Dream Warrior: Kyla's Journey" A musical story by Misty & David Arkenstone on CD or cassette, avail. from Firebird.
"Stolen Silver" Horse Fantastic, ed. by Martin H. Greenberg & Rosalind M. Greenberg
"Small Print" Deals with the Devil, ed. by Mike Resnick, Marin H. Greenberg & Loren D. Estleman
"Hallowmas Night" Lammas Night, ed. by Josepha Sherman
"Wet Wings" Sisters in Fantasy 2, ed. by Susan Schwartz & Martin H. Greenberg
"Lammas Night" (song), "Hallowmas Night" Lammas Night, ed. by Josepha Sherman

Other Fandoms

  • Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine. Open it up and find stories that transport you from everyday into a magical place populated by fantastic beings and governed by mystical forces. Four issues a year, [Ed. Note 2002: Old info withheld.]

  • Michael Praed - Michael Praed Network Newsletter C/O Kate Raymond PO Box 516 Midlothian IL 60445.

  • Doctor Who and other Media - The Prydonians of Prynceton PO Box 3194 Princeton NJ 08543-3194. Dues are $12 ($22 for first class postage) for their monthly newsletter, The Prydonian Renegade.

  • Tanya Huff - NINE ABOVE! PO Box 204 Brattlenboro, VT 05302-0204.

  • Anne McCafffrey/Pern - Contact Weyrleader R’nier at dragonfodder@gmail.com for current information.

  • Adrian Paul of Highlander - Peace APFC PO Box 4593 North Hollywood, CA 91617 or Peace APFC PO Box 519 Bromley Kent BR2 9WX ENGLAND.

  • Lois Bujold can be reached at lois@dendarii.com. "The Bujold Nexus" is at http://www.dendarii.com. For a sample issue of the Dendarii Dispatch and information of Lois’s fan club, send a SASE to Dendarii Dispatch C/O Kaye Carrasco PO Box 1414 Roswell NM 88202-1414 USA.

  • Pandemonium - The official Melanie Rawn club invites you to join their ranks. SASE for more information: Irena Pereira PO Box 18A146 Los Angeles, CA 90018.

  • Dragonlords of Dumnonia - Contact L.A. Malcor at legend@oxy.edu or visit the website at http://wwww.dragonlordsnet.com for more information.

[Ed. Note 2002: Old pricing and contact information withheld. See below.]

Next mailing date is January 2000. Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2000. The earlier the better.

Queen’s Own - Merging of the Ways is the official Mercedes Lackey Appreciation Society. Our purpose is to share our enjoyment of Misty’s Worlds. we are a fan-run-not-for-profit organization, not a business. [Ed. Note 2002: Old address withheld.] This newsletter is published to inform and entertain the club’s membership; no infringement of anyone’s copyrights is intended.

Last issue mailing day helper in July was Jason Hoff. (If you would like to help on mailing day, please call me at [Ed. Note 2002: Phone withheld.], all help is greatly appreciated!)

Border art & all other art--Herald Alora, Ellen Million, Aubrey Smith and Microsoft Clipart.

Editor and President - Robin Ready [Ed. Note 2002: Contact info withheld.]

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Queen's Own is the official Mercedes Lackey Appreciation Society. Our purpose is to share our enjoyment of Misty's worlds. We are a fan-run not-for-profit organization, not a business. Our address of publication: P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA 92652 USA. This newsletter is published solely to inform and entertain the club's membership; no infringement of anyone's copyrights is intended.

Newsletters are published on (or near) the first of each month.

Editor/President Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn (L.A. Malcor; AOL-IM SN Shashtah; Legend@malcor.com)

The featured artist for this edition of the newsletter was uncredited. If you have a clue whom it was, please contact Herald-Mage Adept Danya at Legend@malcor.com. If you would like your art to be featured in the online version of the QO newsletter, send .gifs or .jpgs to Legend@malcor.com or hardcopy to Queen's Own, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA 92652.

Mercedes Lackey does not receive mail at the Queen's Own address. Fanmail to Mercedes Lackey and releases for fan fiction should be sent to:

Mercedes Lackey
c/o High Flight Arts and Letters
P.O. Box 2970
Claremore, OK 74017


Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn

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