Welcome to the official online home of fantasy author Tamora Pierce! Here is where you can find the most up-to-date information on her books, her worlds, and the author, herself. The website is updated regularly with News, Events, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Tamora’s latest Tortall adventures, Tempests and Slaughter and Tortall: A Spy’s Guide are now available for purchase at every major book retailer! Show your Tortall pride with official licensed Tamora Pierce merchandise!


To my family, kinfolk, friends, fans, business associates, cohorts, and co-habitors of this planet we love, even if it gets weird on us sometimes:

please accept my heartfelt wishes for peace, comfort, knowledge, health, friendship, animal friends, restoration, forgiveness, cooperation, and healing for humankind, for animal kind, and for this poor old planet that has given so much, and received so much abuse.

Let us treat family, friends, employers, employees, the poor, rivals, old enemies, and total strangers with respect, patience, and hearing.  For those of determined hate, viciousness, greed, indifference, brutality, and lack of consideration–let us turn our backs and ignore them.  Let us forget any important position they think they have.  Let us put a stop to their violence and exile them to their own petty enclaves where they may gnaw on their own entrails–or change.

If they change, and people do, let us welcome them back into humanity.

Let us abandon our bigotries and hatreds.  Let us give and not take.  Let us be kind, not cruel.

We may be slow, but we can learn.  I’m willing to try.