I have decided, to help me keep on track with what I want to talk about, to "theme" my days... Thursday will now be dedicated to directing readers towards authors that I think should have their praises sung!
Born in Pennsylvania in 1954, Tamora was initially supposed to be named Tamara, but due to a nurses spelling error, she became Tamora (pronounced like camera) and much prefers it.
That's barely the tip of the iceburg, though, and there is a very full bio written by Tamora Pierce here:
which notes some of her early reading influences, as well as pop culture influences... and how she found her way to the science fiction/ fantasy genre.
If you go here: http://www.tamora-pierce.com/schedule.html you can find her 2011 touring schedule. I am *really* hoping at some point this year to find her on tour and get her to sign my Beka Cooper series... Beka being one of my favorite heroines ever. Strong, brave and worth the admiration and adoration of every little girl.
Her entire website can be found here:
and is just overflowing with both information on Tamora, as well as information on other books and things she loves. You can also find her on Goodreads here:
What can you expect from a Tamora Pierce book?
A strong, likable female character that you WANT your daughter to emulate.
If I had a daughter, and I hope that someday I do, I will read her these books... and hope that when she can, she will reread them again on her own.