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Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce, American writer. Recipient Edward E. Smith Memorial Skylark award, Boskone 42, 2005, Literature Lights award, Boston Public Library., 2006, Muriel becker Literacy award, AJ Council Teachers English, 2008.

Background

  • Pierce, Tamora was born on December 13, 1954 in South Connellsville, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Wayne Franklin Pierce and Jacqueline Sparks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Pennsylvania, 1977.

    Career

    • Data collector Office Assessment, Kingston, New York, 1976—1977. Secretary Office Town Assessor, Hardenburgh and Denning, 1977—1978. Housemother McAuley Home for Girls, Buhl, Idaho, 1978—1979.

      Literature agent assistant Harold Ober Associates, New York City, 1979—1983. Secretary Chase Manhattan Bank, 1983—1989, Joseph Conklin, New York City, 1990—1992. Freelance writer, since 1992.

    Works

    Membership

    Member Greenpeace, 2001, World Wildlife Federation, since 1998, International Wolf Center, Ely, Minnesota, since 1998, New York Center Wildlife Conservation, New York City, since 1997. Member of American Civil Liberties Union, Society Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators, The Authors Guild, Amnesty International.

    Personality

    Interests

    Audio theatre and books, military and civil history, wildlife, gemology.

    Connections

    • Married Timothy Erving Liebe, December 14, 1985.
    Tamora Pierce
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    Born December 13, 1954
    (age 62)
    • 1977
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1976 - 1977
      Data collector Office Assessment
      Kingston, Jamaica
    • 1977 - 1978
      secretary, Office Town Assessor
    • 1978 - 1979
      housemother McAuley Home for Girls
      Buhl, Minnesota, United States
    • 1979 - 1983
      literature agent assistant, Harold Ober Associates
    • 1983 - 1989
      secretary, Chase Manhattan Bank
    • 1990 - 1992
      secretary, Chase Manhattan Bank
    • 1992
      freelance writer