Tammy was officially discharged and will be going home!

Tammy was officially discharged, and after a few days of R&R will be going home! We must thank the B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival for all their help, and for putting on such an amazing and educational show. Tammy hopes to be back next year!

-Team Tamora Pierce

Tammy is doing well and is expected to be discharged from the hospital tomorrow!

Tammy is doing well and is expected to be discharged from the hospital tomorrow! The outpouring of love, support, and gratitude from you all over the past 24 hours has been amazing and much appreciated, thank you!

-Team Tamora Pierce

Cancellation due to medical emergency at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival

Due to a medical emergency, Tamora Pierce will be unable to attend the Thursday April 4th and Friday April 5th open signings at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, located at the Barnes & Noble on University of Southern Mississippi campus.

Tamora is grateful to the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, and appreciates the support of all fans who attended, or were planning to attend. She hopes to see you all soon!

-Team Tamora Pierce

Now accepting applications for the 18th Annual ALPHA WORKSHOP!

Calling all young writers!

The Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Workshop is accepting applications for its 18th annual workshop! This program guides young writers (ages 14 – 19) through the writing and publishing process, with the help of visiting authors. 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 from July 24th – August 4th, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Greensburg Campus. As ever, Tammy will be there, ready to support Alpha’s young writers! She’ll be joined by Mark Oshiro, with more authors to be announced as we draw closer to the summer.

Applications for this year’s workshop are due by March 10, 2019.

And, if you wish you had a program like this when you were a teen, please consider donating to the Alpha Workshop! Each donation goes towards workshop expenses and scholarships for students who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Last minute appearance: Uncle Hugo’s (Minneapolis, MN)

To fans in the Minneapolis area: Tammy’s just added a new event to her itinerary. On Monday, July 9th, you can see her for a signing at Uncle Hugo’s bookstore, from 1-2 PM. Check the Events posting for more details.

It’s short notice, but she hopes to see you there!

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, 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…