Nacogdoches author Mayhar dead at 81

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The literary world is saying goodbye to Nacogdoches author Ardath Mayhar.

The prolific writer of more than 60 books died Wednesday following a recent stroke.

Mayhar is best known in Nacogdoches as the owner of "View from Orbit Bookstore". She and her husband operated the East Main Street store together. Following his death, Mayhar continued to write.

She was honored in 2008 by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as "Author Emeritus."

Mayhar wrote other genres, including horror, young adult, history and westerns.

She was also an accomplished artist, whose works reflected the fantasy world she loved to write about.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mayhar was 81.

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