Posts Tagged ‘Appearances’

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!

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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!


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!


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.

NYCC 2017: Extraordinary Enchantments

Earlier this month, Tammy joined authors Lisa MaxwellKatherine ArdenK. Arsenault RiveraS.A. Chakraborty, and V. E. Schwab at New York Comic Con, to speak on the Extraordinary Enchantments panel:

“Fantasy is the realm of idealism,” Pierce said. “Science fiction is the realm of the future. We can game out how the future is going to grow from the seeds we have now. But fantasy is about idealism, is about justice, is about the effects of the rule of law, is about the effects of tyranny, is about the effects of poverty; and we put these things in fantasy so that readers don’t feel preached at.”

Read more about the ensuing discussion here: “Fantasy is the Realm of Idealism”: Tamora Pierce in Conversation with the Female Fantasy Authors She Inspired