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Unbound Worlds Interview

Earlier in October, Tammy spoke with Unbound Worlds at NYCC 2017. In addition to talking about the writing process, she speaks frankly about the feminist themes in her books:

I write female heroes, by and large, and I write female characters taking action when action is needed. I write female characters undertaking tasks that are often described as tasks women can’t do. I write realistically as I can how they would go about undertaking those tasks in a way that people in our world would understand without ringing any false notes. I was raised a feminist. My mother was a feminist.

Check out the full interview here: Tamora Pierce: ‘No is Not a Word You Should Tell Me’

Interview with Leigh Bardugo

Last week, bestselling author Leigh Bardugo interviewed Tammy for Parnassus Books’s AuthorsIRL blog. The two go into the world of Tortall, the writing process, and the future of Tammy’s books– and the YA genre as a whole:

As times have changed, I’ve tried to bring more variety in my characters to my books. It’s important that readers feel part of my universes—there’s too much exclusion and battering in this one.

Read the whole interview here: Leigh Bardugo Interviews YA Legend Tamora Pierce

(And, if you’re in the Nashville, TN, area, be sure to stop by Parnassus Books this evening to meet Tammy and her Spy’s Guide co-author, Julie Holderman!)

Re:Fiction Interview

In a recent interview with Re:Fiction, Tammy discusses her experiences as an author, from the beginnings of her career to the writing process itself. For writers everywhere, Tammy’s advice is to:

Keep writing. If one idea gives out on you, go to work on another. The more you do, the longer your work will get, and the better it will get, until you’re finishing projects. Write what entertains you. That will keep you working on a project.

Read the full interview here!

Ask an Author: How to Survive High School

Recently, Tammy spoke with the folks at Underlined for the Ask an Author series. Watch the video below for her tips on surviving high school!

TORTALL: A SPY’S GUIDE Appearances

It’s just about time for the release of Tortall: A Spy’s Guide!  If you’ll be in the New York City area on Monday, October 30th, try to stop by the launch event at Books of Wonder, where you will meet Tammy and her Spy’s Guide co-authors, Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe, and Megan Messinger. The event will run from 6 pm – 8pm, and will be the only chance to pick up a physical copy of Spy’s Guide before the official October 31st release!

Of course, if you can’t make it to Books of Wonder, there will be plenty of other opportunities to see Tammy. Check the Events page for a schedule of all upcoming appearances.

TRICKSTER’S CHOICE and TRICKSTER’S QUEEN, now on sale!

The e-book sale continues! Trickster’s Choice and Trickster’s Queen are on sale now, for $1.99 each. Join Aly, the daughter of Alanna the Lioness, as she carves her own path as a spy. This two-part tale is just the thing to read before diving into the secret files of Aly’s father: George Cooper, the spymaster of Tortall…

Tortall: A Spy’s Guide hits the shelves next Tuesday, October 31st. Pre-orders are still available!

(Just a note: if you can’t find the e-book edition at any of the provided links, you can search directly on the retailers’ websites!)

TORTALL AND OTHER LANDS, on sale now!

Right now, the e-book version of Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales is on sale for $1.99! If you haven’t had a chance to read these short tales, now’s the time to pick it up. Tortall and Other Lands features previously-unseen adventures of Alanna, Numair, and Daine– perfect to get you ready for Tammy’s two upcoming books.

And, if you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of Tortall: A Spy’s Guide yet, it’s not too late. There’s still some time before its October 31st release!

SYFY WIRE on Why There Ought to Be a Tortall TV Series

Check out this recent SYFY WIRE article by Tricia Ennis: Tamora Pierce’s Tortall Books Deserve to Be an Awesome TV Series! Alas, there aren’t any Tortall TV shows in the works right now, but maybe there’s a network out there listening to all of Tricia’s great points.

After all, there are a lot of good things happening with fantasy in TV these days. Isn’t it about time for a prestige series for girls?