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Tamora Pierce Will Be Attending Beyond IQ in Boxborough, MA

Please Note: This is not a public appearance, and no public appearance in Boxborough is scheduled. This is a conference for Highly and Profoundly Gifted Children which Tamora Pierce attends when she’s able.

Are you a gifted child, or the parent or sibling of one or more gifted children? Do you want to spend time with other gifted children, or talk to other parents and siblings about your experiences with gifted children? Then Beyond IQ, a Conference Series For and About Highly and Profoundly Gifted Children, is worth attending for you and your HG/PG child/children.

From Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30, Beyond IQ will be held at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough, MA. The conference features Friday Workshops for Professionals, Saturday and Sunday Conferences, and a Saturday Night Ice Cream Social. Attendees can either take advantage of special rates to stay at the hotel, or simply come during the conference itself if you live in the Greater Boston Area.

Registration is $70 a day ($65 Friday), or $130 for Saturday and Sunday, and you can register directly at the Beyond IQ Site.

 

Tamora Pierce and Faith Erin Hicks In Conversation at Dewitt, NY Barnes & Noble

The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
THE STONE HEART, second in “The Nameless City” trilogy by Faith Erin Hicks

On Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM, Tammy will be sitting down with Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City trilogy) for an evening’s conversation.  Join the two of them as they talk about a wide range of topics.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Both authors’ books will be available for sale.

Tamora Pierce to Appear at SCBWI’s “Spring Fever” Conference in Baldwinsville, NY, March 18, 2017

Tamora Pierce will be speaking at the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ (SCBWI) Annual “Spring Fever” Conference at Christ Community Methodist Church, 3474 Styles Road, Syracuse, NY.

Also appearing, to speak or to lead workshops, will be literary agent Brent Taylor, author and illustrator Elizabeth Zunon. Those wishing critiques of their work, to register, or who have any other questions may visit SCWBI’s West/Central New York site.

TORTALL, A SPY’S GUIDE is Available for Pre-Order Now!

It’s the book The Whisper Man doesn’t want you reading! Tortall, A Spy’s Guide gives all you aspiring Sparrows (secret agents) and Hostlers (field agents) a look inside the Tortallan Royal Shadow Service, from the Secret Files of George, Baron Cooper.

Assembled by Tamora Pierce, with the assistance of Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe, Megan Messenger, and Diverse Other Hands, the collection of Letters, Secret Diaries, and Confidential Guides reveals previously unknown (or unreferenced) aspects of the Tortall Universe, through the eyes of those trained to observe everything – and spy on it.

Available October 2017, this book is available for pre-order effective immediately. Be sure to reserve your copy today, before the record gets filleted by a nimble-fingered ex-King of Thieves, his Spymistress Daughter…. or “Father”….

Tamora Pierce Unable to Attend Boskone 54, February 17-19, 2017

Sadly, Tamora Pierce will be unable to attend Boskone 54.

Tammy apologizes to all her fans and friends who hoped to see her there.

 

Tamora Pierce is One of The Pixel Project’s “16 for 16” Honour Roll Call of Authors Who Support Stopping Violence Against Women

from the article: “The Pixel Project’s Read For Pixels campaign was first launched in September 2014 in recognition of the longstanding power of books to shape cultural ideas and influence the direction of history…. To date, 60 award-winning bestselling authors from genres as diverse as Science Fiction, Fantasy, Crime, Thrillers, and Horror have participated in various Read For Pixels campaigns and initiatives, raising more than $33,500 for the cause to end Violence Against Women to date.”

This year, the nonprofit honors sixteen authors, including Tammy. The others are: Alexandra Sokoloff, Christopher Golden, Claudia Gray, Colleen Gleason, Dan Wells, Darynda Jones, Gregg Hurowitz, Keri Arthur, Lauren Beukes, Laurie R. King, Max Gladstone, Meg Cabot, Nalini Singh, Steven Erikson, and Victoria (V.E.) Schwab.

Margaret A. Edwards Award Speech

Here is the original text of Tammy’s Margaret A. Edwards Award speech, as requested by some fans.

What a long, strange trip this has been—and yet I can’t complain. If you feel bitterly used and wish to exact vengeance at the end of my talk, I wish you luck, because it’s my father’s fault that I’m here, and he is swapping stories with the fellows in Valhalla. He was glad to hear that I fought my mother to watch the British TV series “Robin Hood” every weekday morning before I ran to school. You see, my father had three daughters, which means that I was the oldest son. I was never good at outdoor things, but when it came to books and television, my father shaped me. We shared the adventures of Thor Heyerdahl and Sir Edmund Hillary, Howard Pyle’s renditions (for boys) of the adventures of Robin Hood and of King Arthur, the historical novels of F. Van Wyck Mason and Kenneth Roberts, and the books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Mark Twain, and Edgar Allen Poe. He approved heartily when I read the family Golden Library editions of The Iliad and The Odyssey. We watched “Davy Crockett” together, the World War II drama “Combat!”, and the original “Star Trek” series. My mother, who was a brilliant, troubled woman, oversaw my education in liberal politics and issues, and in religious and social history. She was the reason that my middle school principal introduced me to a visitor as “our little women’s libber.” It was the 1960s. Things were changing. I breathed in feminism long before my friends at school.

Not that I had many friends. Up until third grade things were all right. I lived in a small coal town where everyone dressed the same. Then we moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. I was obviously poor: one kid said I looked like a “refugee from a rag bag.” I used “big words.” I read too much. I knew no popular songs or dances or TV shows (we had no TV by then). I was beat up and bullied. A girl who had been my best friend the day before joined others at my bus stop to throw dirt clods at me.

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Buzzfeed Members Pick ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE as One of “21 Books Every Woman Should Read In Her Lifetime”

At Number 17, between Malala Yousafzai’s I Am Malala and Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, is Tammy’s first Tortall novel. She’s delighted to be included on this list, and proud to be in such great company as Ms. Yousafzai, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Jane Austen and Khaled Hosseini.

BUZZFEED: 21 Books Every Woman Should Read in Her Lifetime