Tamora Pierce (b. December 13, 1954) is an American writer best known for her young adult fantasy. In 2006 she co-wrote a White Tiger mini-series with her husband, Tim Liebe.

Life and careerEdit

Pierce was born in Pennsylvania, the eldest of three sisters. Her family moved several times, first around California, and then back to Pennsylvanie after her parents' divorce. At the University of Pennsylvania, Pierce wrote the first drafts of the Song of the Lionness quartet, which was to become her first published work.

Pierce currently lives with her husband in New York.



Song of the Lionness

  • Alanna: The First Adventure (1983)
  • In the Hand of the Goddess (1984)
  • The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (1986)
  • Lioness Rampant (1988)

The Immortals

  • Wild Magic (1992)
  • Wolf-Speaker (1994)
  • Emperor Mage (1995)
  • The Realms of the Gods (1996)

Circle of Magic

  • Sandry's Book (1997)
  • Tris's Book (1998)
  • Daja's Book (1998)
  • Briar's Book (1999)

Protector of the Small

  • First Test (1999)
  • Page (2000)
  • Squire (2001)
  • Lady Knight (2002)

The Circle Opens

  • Magic Steps (2000)
  • Street Magic (2001)
  • Coldfire (2002)
  • Shatterglass (2003)


  • Trickster's Choice (2003)
  • Trickster's Queen (2004)

The Will of the Empress (2005)

Melting Stones (2007)

Beka Cooper

  • Terrier (2006)
  • Bloodhound (2009)

Tortall and Other Lands (2010, a short stories collection)


Pierce and her husband, Timothy Liebe, co-wrote a six-part mini-series, published together in the trade White Tiger: A Hero's Compulsion. The series follows Angela del Toro as she takes her uncle's place among New York's hero community, and takes down an international crime boss.