You know the stories, you love the characters, but do you know the story behind the writer? Best-selling author Tamora Pierce has written 23 young-adult fantasy novels, in addition to many short stories, articles, and radio plays. Her realistic characters and action-packed plots have made her one of the most popular children’s writers, and her books have never been out of print. Pierce’s fictional world is full of teenage-girl warriors, powerful sorcerers, noble quests, fierce battles, and fantastical immortal creatures. All of her novels have one thing in common: they feature strong-minded, female heroines who face life on their own terms and shape their futures to fit their unique skills and outlooks. In a one-volume reference, Tamora Pierce details the life and real-life influences of this famous author, revealing the person behind the words, and the author behind the literature we love.
Full-color photographs. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Box features. Web sites. Index.
About the Author(s)
Donna Dailey is a journalist and author. She received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado and later moved to London, England. She writes for magazines and newspapers worldwide, and has written more than 20 books and travel guides, including Charles Dickens from the Who Wrote That? series and Literary London. She lives in Arizona and Cambridgeshire, England.
Foreword by Kyle Zimmer, president of First Book