Adrienne Mayor

Adrienne Mayor is the author of The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World (2014) and The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy, a nonfiction finalist for the National Book Award. Her books The First Fossil Hunters and Fossil Legends of the First Americans have inspired international museum exhibits and television documentaries, as has her study of ancient biochemical warfare, Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs. She and her husband and their Bengal cat Bindi divide their time between California and Montana.