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fytortall:

The Queen’s Readers: A Collection of Essays on the Words and Worlds of Tamora Pierce is now available!!!!
We can’t wait for you all to see everyone’s hard work and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do.
The Queen’s Readers contains 33 essays from 28 contributors, covering a myriad of topics ranging from personal reflections, literary critiques, and character studies. The Forward was written by Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads / Mark Watches. The Cover Art was designed by minuiko.
It’s available at the following locations:
Amazon US
Amazon EU (including amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr, amazon.it, and amazon.es)
It’s also available for the Kindle worldwide for $0.99. (amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr, amazon.it, amazon.es, amazon.in, amazon.co.jp, amazon.com.br, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au)
For those of you unable to purchase the book, we are working on getting a PDF version ready. 
For the purposes of transparency, we’d like to let you all know that we are collecting no profit from this. The books are being sold at cost. We will be collecting a small royalty (literally less than 40 cents) from the Kindle copies, but that will be donated to a charity. 
So run and definitely don’t walk to Amazon and start the celebration with us! We’re beyond ecstatic that we finally get to share this with you!

(This gif shows just a fraction of how excited we are.)
Here’s to the Queen’s Readers!

fytortall:

The Queen’s Readers: A Collection of Essays on the Words and Worlds of Tamora Pierce is now available!!!!

We can’t wait for you all to see everyone’s hard work and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do.

The Queen’s Readers contains 33 essays from 28 contributors, covering a myriad of topics ranging from personal reflections, literary critiques, and character studies. The Forward was written by Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads / Mark Watches. The Cover Art was designed by minuiko.

It’s available at the following locations:

For the purposes of transparency, we’d like to let you all know that we are collecting no profit from this. The books are being sold at cost. We will be collecting a small royalty (literally less than 40 cents) from the Kindle copies, but that will be donated to a charity. 

So run and definitely don’t walk to Amazon and start the celebration with us! We’re beyond ecstatic that we finally get to share this with you!

(This gif shows just a fraction of how excited we are.)

Here’s to the Queen’s Readers!

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12,000 Follower Giveaway!

tamorapierce:

tamorapierce:

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Greetings, folks. As some of you already know, we’re hosting a giveaway to celebrate surpassing 12,000 followers! If you click the link at the top of the tumblr sidebar, it will take you to the entry page.

You can sign in using whatever name you’re comfortable giving; the entry itself will require you to provide your tumblr username for verification purposes.

1. There will be 12 winners total. Each will get to pick ONE of Tammy’s currently-published novels for signature. 

2. You MUST be following her blog in order to participate. After all, this is a thank-you to all of those who pushed us over the 12,000 mark.

3. Each individual is allowed ONE entry per day (up to 20 entries total). If an individual is found to be submitting entries for multiple accounts, they will be disqualified.

4. Entries will be allowed until August 20th. 

5. Contest-only blogs will not be named winners.

On the 21st, we’ll select 12 winners at random, and announce them on Tammy’s tumblr. Books will be sent out by mid-September. In the case of international shipping, they will be sent out in October.

Good luck, and thank you all for being here!

Jae

There seems to be some confusion regarding how/where to enter - you do not enter by reblogging/liking this post. There is a link in the sidebar of Tammy’s tumblr. The one at the top, labeled “Giveaways (Updated 8/1)”. On that page, there is a rafflecopter widget, and you must log in and complete the entry process through that widget. Script blockers like ScriptSafe will need to be temporarily disabled in order for you to see the form and enter the contest.

The day-turnover for the contest is 12AM EST. International entries are welcome.

For those accessing this page via the tumblr app, the link to the contest page is http://tamorapierce.tumblr.com/giveaways 

Tumblr sidebars can be accessed via the mobile browser by tapping the list icon at the top of a given blog’s page.

Jae

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mermaidheartsongs:

corporalmaladict:

I’m dead serious about using this as a reaction gif for everything.

No one ever writes well developed female characters-

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There no books with realistic female-female relationships-

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There are no books with main characters that are queer and its not the main plot

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There is never real treatment of different cultures and poc

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There are no books where romantic plotlines come second in importance for women

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There are no books that treat issues of gender in a way that it’s not central to the plot

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I don’t know what book I should read ne-

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Would you please just stop talking abo-

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There are no books where the protagonist isn’t skinny, white, and beautiful

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There are no fantasy novels where violence against women is called out or where romance isn’t the main focus of the book

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yellowis4happy:

"In a time of fear, the One Who I Promised will come to the raka, bearing glory in her train and justice in her hand. She will restore the god to his proper temple and his children to her right hand. She will be twice royal, wise and beloved, a living emblem of truth to her people…"

Sarai and Dove, with some closeups so you can see my sloppy, bleedy inks.

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deerkick:

OKAY SO THIS WAS A LITTLE MORE THAN A SKETCH…I blame having just finished this series haha

So it’s said that only the most powerful of mages can lift themselves into the air, and even then just for a brief period of time.  It seems to me like it would be trivial for Numair to lift not only himself but Daine as well…show her what it’s like to be eye-level with him (and to get to “fly” in her human body) <3

And since Duke Baird said Numair can only do big things, he doesn’t just lift them but their clothing and hair as well~

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The Queen’s Readers Give Back

fytortall:

If you remember, back in December we did a donation drive for the New York Humane Society in honor of Tamora Pierce’s birthday (December 13). While we did manage to donate a respectable amount, we realize that the holiday season kind of limited us. 

So in honor of Tamora Pierce’s half birthday, we’re doing another donation drive! This time around we’ve chosen Vera House.This is a Syracuse area ‘comprehensive domestic and sexual violence service agency providing shelter, advocacy, and counseling services for women, children & men, education and prevention programs and community coordination’.(x)

The donation period will run from June 13, 2014 to June 30, 2014. If you choose to make a donation, visit this page. On the actual donation page there is a section marked “Optional Information for Tribute Gifts”. Fill in Tamora Pierce’s name here. You also have the option of mailing a check.

If you are local to the Syracuse area, there is an additional option to make a donation of goods. You can find their wish list here. Should you choose to do this, please pay attention to their donation guidelines.

We’d also love if you could send us a message with your donation amount, as we’d love to announce a total at the end of June.

Thank you and happy half-birthday to Tamora Pierce!

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tamorapierce:

fytortall:

ladyverene:

So I’ve been reading through the Emelan novels lately, and it’s made me realize something.

We know almost nothing about Lark. Not her name before she became a Dedicate, not her home. What we do know of her previous life tends to come from offhand remarks from…

She was born to traveling players, their route being from the Unending Sea (someday to be renamed) to Yanjing.  She was trained as an acrobat and dancer and sewed on her own costumes at first, then those of other members of the troupe when it was seen that her real talent was for getting the most even out of bad cloth and rags. 

She learned her magic from goodywives, shamans, and hedgewitches all the way from west to east.  Her family ordered her to marry and arranged a a marriage for her, but (unusually for a daughter) kept her with them and found another clan who would let one of their sons join their family.  They had two children, but they were killed, together with most of Lark’s family, when a warlord attacked their caravan.  Lark doesn’t talk about how she managed to escape.

She joined another traveling circus, but only on a temporary basis, until she could return to a place she had visited a few times, Emelan.  There she presented herself as a student, though her status was more irregular.  Moonstream gave her the cottage not long as she arrived, as she disturbed the dormitory with her nightmares.  It was the kids who started coming to her, and the troubled adults, including one Rosethorn, and one Crane.

She never really enjoyed the sexual aspect of her marriage, but put up with it.  She had never been drawn to men sexually, and knew before her marriage that she was more interested in women, performers being more casual about such things.  Her marriage was primarily to keep her blood lines—and possibly her magic—in the family.

Anything else?

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yellowis4happy:

A commission of Lark to go along with the Rosethorn I drew a few months ago! It was my first time inking one of these in Manga Studio instead of Photoshop, and damn, did that speed things up. I’m doing a Briar, too, and when I’m done with that I’ll slap them all together into one post for easy reblogging purposes.
More Tamora Pierce portraits here and here.
Interested in commissioning a portrait like this from me? You can find more info here.
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yellowis4happy:

A commission of Lark to go along with the Rosethorn I drew a few months ago! It was my first time inking one of these in Manga Studio instead of Photoshop, and damn, did that speed things up. I’m doing a Briar, too, and when I’m done with that I’ll slap them all together into one post for easy reblogging purposes.

More Tamora Pierce portraits here and here.

Interested in commissioning a portrait like this from me? You can find more info here.

DeviantART