Posts Tagged ‘Appearances’

CONvergence Note

If you’re coming to CONvergence this weekend, and plan to get a book signed by Tammy, please be sure to bring your own books to the convention! Due to a little mix-up with the bookseller, copies of her books won’t be available at the con. We apologize for any inconvenience.

And, if you won’t be attending CONvergence, check out the Events page for other appearances. Tammy may be coming to your area!

Appearances and more housekeeping

It’s been a quiet month here at tamora-pierce.net, so here’s a quick update on all that’s been going on:

Tammy’s Schedule

Tammy’s back from YALLWEST, but she’ll be returning to California at the end of the month for BayCon and more. And, before her cross-country trip, she’ll be at the Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest on May 19th. Aside from her travels, she’s been hard at work with the next book in the Numair Chronicles!

Website & Fan Questions

Here on the website, we’ve revamped and relaunched the FAQ pages. They’re organized, updated, and now contain new questions and answers. If you have a question for Tammy, check the FAQs first—they might have the answers you’re looking for!

(The new Circle FAQ, in particular, answers the two most frequently asked questions: why the Circle audios are incomplete, and what happened to the book about Tris at Lightsbridge.)

Of course, you’re always welcome to send questions to Tammy via the fanmail account. Though responses are slow, your emails are appreciated, and Tammy does get to as many as she can, as quickly as she can with her busy schedule. Thanks for your patience!

Upcoming Announcements

We’ve got some exciting news coming this summer! If you’re feeling particularly curious and/or impatient, you might find a hint about it in one of the new FAQ pages…

Some words from Tammy:

Whew!  I am back, bloody but unbowed, maybe a tad bit semiconscious, but what a wild ride!  This is absolutely the longest and wildest book tour I have ever had, including Firehouse Books at Fort Collins, Colorado; The Tattered Cover, Colfax Avenue (they have two stores now) in Denver; The King’s English in Salt Lake City; Barnes & Noble in Orem, Utah; Boskone (the science fiction convention) in Boston; Brookline Booksmith, near Harvard, Massachusetts; Escape Pod Comics, Huntington, NY, together with comics and book writer G. Willow Wilson; Barnes & Noble at Union Square, New York, NY; Books of Wonder, the new 84th Street store in New York, NY; Oblong Books, Rhinebeck, NY;  the University Bookstore hosting Rachel Hartman, Lish McBride, and me at the University Temple United Methodist Church in The Sanctuary in Seattle; three days of Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, then Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona!

By the way, as if my head weren’t spinning enough, Tempests entered The New York Times Young Adult Bestseller List at #1 right before I left!  Talk about a sign from the gods that things were going to go well . . .

I met many wonderful fans, familiar and new, got to talk with fellow authors and old friends, became acquainted with new landscapes, visited the Seattle Aquarium for the fourth (fifth?) time, saw the Grand Canyon from overhead,  and signed lots and lots and lots and lots of books.  So did my assistant Julie and my spouse-creature Tim, co-writers of Spy’s Guide to Tortall.  I drank way too much coffee, wore my funkiest-in-life-ever (funkier even than the miniskirts and hot pants I wore when I was much younger!) outfits, and came to hate tiny airline seats. And now I’m verblunget, as I say, with catch-up mail, unhappy kitties, new rescues to find homes for, and a book to write quickly!  But I’m home, and it snowed some more, and my office cat—the lovely Autumn—is curled up behind my butt, so all is good!

Back to the book, then!

—Tammy 

The Daily: Tamora Pierce book reading emphasizes the importance of YA for all audiences

If you weren’t able to see Tammy when she was in Seattle, you can still read about her University Bookstore event! The Daily has a write-up of the event, which also featured authors Rachel Hartman and Lish McBride. Check it out for some highlights of the event. As the author notes:

YA fiction, which is full of brave, headstrong, mostly female heroines who stand up to authority and earn the right to be taken seriously, has been one of the most positive forms of media that I consumed while growing up. And I still do read it, despite snide comments from adults and peers that they “don’t count” as “real” novels.

Remember: you’re never too old to read YA!

Click here for more: Tamora Pierce book reading emphasizes the importance of YA for all audiences

Alpha Workshop: Deadline Approaching!

Attention, young writers! The Alpha Workshop is still accepting applications from writers between the ages 14 – 19.

From July 25th – August 5th, you’ll stay at the University of Pittsburgh (Greensburg Campus) as you take a story from its initial concept to a complete draft. Throughout, you will receive feedback and mentorship from Alpha’s staff and a roster of guest authors (including Tamora Pierce!).

Applications are due by March 4, 2018. There’s still time to apply!

Goodreads: Tammy’s Favorite Books for Traveling

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to see Tammy on the first leg of the Tempests and Slaughter tour! Though she’s resting now, in a few days, she’ll be on the road again. From the 16th – 18th, Tammy will be at Boskone, New England’s longest-running sci-fi & fantasy convention. After that, the Tempests and Slaughter tour will continue, with a stop in Brookline, MA on the 19th!

In the meantime, if you’re wondering what books Tammy’s reading between stops, you can check out this interview with Goodreads:

Pack Your Bags: The Books Tamora Pierce Is Bringing on Tour

And, if you want to see more of what Tammy’s reading, her list of Favorite Books of 2017 is up!

TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER, now available!

It’s finally here! Tempests and Slaughter is now available. And, if you’re in the Fort Collins area, you can celebrate with Tammy, as she kicks off the book tour at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church! There’s still time to RSVP. Click here for more information. We hope to see you tonight!

If you can’t make it to tonight’s event, don’t worry. There are more opportunities to come! In fact, you can find all upcoming appearances over at the Events page.

17th Annual Alpha Workshop

Applications are open for the 17th annual Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Workshop for Young Writers! This workshop guides young writers, ages 14 – 19, through the writing and publishing process. At Alpha, attendees take a story from its initial concept to a complete draft, receiving feedback and mentorship from Alpha’s staff and a roster of guest authors.

The workshop runs this summer, from July 25th – August 5th, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Greensburg Campus. Tamora Pierce will be in attendance, along with N. K. Jemisin, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Maggie Stiefvater.

Applications for this year’s Alpha workshop are due by March 4, 2018, so be sure to get yours in on time!

2018 Book Tour & Convention Schedule

With the February 6th release of Tempests and Slaughter coming soon, 2018 is gearing up to be an exciting (and BUSY) year! The Tempests book tour will take Tammy to Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and both coasts– plus, she’ll be at conventions like Boskone, Conbust, BayCon, and the Teen Book Festival.

Check out the updated schedule to see where Tammy will be over the next few months. New events are added as they’re scheduled, so keep checking back!