Tamora Pierce

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Tamora Pierce is an American author. She was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania on December 13th, 1954. Tamora Pierce is the daughter of Wayne Pierce and Jacqueline Pierce, but her parents divorced. Her family moved from Pennsylvania to California many times. Tamora loved reading books as a child, and she started writing stories when she was in 6th grade. When she was a teenager, she stopped writing. One of her teachers motivated her to continue writing, and she started writing again as an adult.

Writing[change | change source]

Tamora Pierce mainly writes fantasy books, but sometimes historical books. She enjoys writing series because of how the reader gets to live along with the characters. She likes writing books for teenagers. Many of her books have been translated into German, Danish, and Spanish.

Personal life[change | change source]

Tamora lives in New York, New York with her husband, 4 cats, parakeet, and sometimes rescued animals. She is interested in many topics which sometimes are included in her writing. Some topics she is interested in our culture, crime, wildlife, nature, historical events, and more.

Books[change | change source]

Song of the Lioness[change | change source]

  • Alanna: The First Adventure (1983)
  • In the Hands of the Goddess(1984)
  • The Woman Who Rides Like a Man(1986)
  • Lioness Rampant(1988)

Circle of Magic[change | change source]

  • Wolf-Speaker(1994)
  • The Emperor Mage(1995)
  • The Realms of the Gods (1996)

The Immortals[change | change source]

  • Sandry’s Book (1996)
  • Tris’s Book (1998)
  • Daja’s Book (1998)
  • Briar’s Book (1999)

Beka Cooper[change | change source]

  • Terrier (2006)
  • Bloodhound (2009)
  • Mastiff (2011)

Protector of the Small[change | change source]

  • First Test (1999)
  • Page (2000)
  • Squire (2001)
  • Lady Knight (2002)

Circle Opens[change | change source]

  • Magic Steps (2000)
  • Street Magic (2001)
  • Cold Fire (2002)
  • Shatterglass (2003)
  • The Will of the Empress: The Circle Reforged (2005)
  • Melting Stones (2008)
  • Battle Magic (2013)

Awards[change | change source]

Alanna: The First Adventure[change | change source]

  • Author's Citation, Alumni Association of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1984

In the Hand of the Goddess[change | change source]

  • SchulerExpress ZDF Preis (Germany), 1985
  • South Carolina Children's Book Award nomination, 1985- 86

Wolf Speaker[change | change source]

  • Children's Paperbacks Bestseller, Australian Bookseller and Publisher, 1995

The Emperor Mage[change | change source]

  • Best Books for Young Adults list, Hawaii State Library,
  • Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror list, Voice of Youth Advocates, both 1995,
  • Best Books for Young Adults list, American Library Association, 1996

The Realms of the Gods[change | change source]

  • Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror list, Voice of Youth Advocates, 1996
  • Best Books for the Teen Age list, New York Public Library

References[change | change source]

  • "Tamora Pierce." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.
  • "Tamora Pierce." Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Vol. 26. Detroit: Gale, 1999. Biography in Context. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.