Saturday, October 13, 4 p.m., WV 105
Tamora Pierce began writing in sixth grade to escape from her parents' disintegrating marriage. A fan of heroic fantasy, she began writing stories that featured fearless, bold, female protagonists because those characters were lacking in the books she loved to read. Fast forward to 1983, when her first book, Alanna: The First Adventure, was published in hardcover by Atheneum. Since then, she has written 28 fantasy novels for teens, the most recent of which is Mastiff.
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