Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tamora Pierce!

The seventh author in the Teens Know Best Author Series that we are working on with MELSA was Tamora Pierce

Tammy spoke to a crowd of almost 200 readers today at the Southdale Library

Tammy was an incredibly entertaining speaker. She spent much of the time on Q&A with the audience, and we learned so much about her life, inspiration, writing, and characters. 

After her talk, the crowd formed a long line to have Tammy sign their books. 

Many of her fans read as they waited for their turn!

These young ladies baked a cake for Tammy with Alanna's 'Lioness Rampant' symbol from the Song of the Lioness Quartet

A guest plays with the cards from the TKB Stuff Bag she received for attending the event. 

Tammy also signed stock for the store, so if you couldn't make it to the event, stop by Addendum to purchase her books! 

From the author's website
Tamora Pierce is the recipient of 2013's Margaret A. Edwards Award for THE SONG OF THE LIONESS and PROTECTOR OF THE SMALL Quartets, which "honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.... It recognizes an author's work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world.... Edwards Committee Chair Jamie Watson said that 'Pierce’s books and characters have been influencing both readers and writers of fantasy since their inception.'"

We couldn't agree more! Congratulations, Tammy, on your award!

So excited to meet Tamora Pierce today!

Thank you to everyone who came to the library to meet Tamora Pierce - you helped make today a fantastic event! 

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