While at Denver Comic Con, Tammy sat down with Michelle and Emily from Beyond the Trope. Together, they chatted about cats, the status of Emelan, current and upcoming projects, and the inspirations behind Tammy’s characters.
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During the Tempests and Slaughter tour, Tammy made an appearance on The Record to speak with writer and columnist Lindy West. The two discussed Tammy’s early writing, the experiences that shaped her, and the stories to elevate in today’s landscape.
The only place in the 1960s where you could reliably find [female heroes] were historicals. To this day, I still reread “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” and “Mara, Daughter of the Nile.” But at the end of each, those characters were asked to come down and live the lives of proper young ladies — or wives, in Mara’s case. And they acquiesced. So I kept looking. But it was Anne McCaffrey who taught me that women could be the hero of the book.
You can read highlights, and listen to the interview here: Girls can be heroes, depending on what books you read growing up!
A few days ago, Tammy appeared on NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, to speak with Scott Simon about Tempests and Slaughter, her beginnings as a writer, and the ways that fantasy can expose kids to real life themes and challenges. You can read an excerpt and listen to the interview here: Tamora Pierce Writes One For The Boys (But Just One) In ‘Tempests And Slaughter’
On NPR’s Weekend Edition series “Next Chapter”, Tammy does a brief talk about how she grew up in poverty, and went to college on scholarship to escape it.
She also mentions selling her first story during her junior year.
Tamora Pierce’s books get mentioned on Episode #19 of The New Screensavers podcast, during the “Call For Help” segment with Tammy’s husband Tim (about 25 mins. in).
The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC had Washington Post‘s Alyssa Rosenberg defending YA novels and the adults who read them. You can click here to listen: Should Adult YA Readers Be Ashamed? Be sure to also take a look at the suggested YA reading list on the link!