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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thank You, Tamora Pierce!

Here's a big MERCI to the incredible Tamora Pierce for joining us at readergirlz this month!

We loved hearing stories from Tamora and learning about the intricate worlds she's created. We also learned that:

1. She plays an online game called Shanghai to procrastinate.

2. She gives great writing advice like, "Entertain yourself."

3. She had a friend who "had done weaving, glassblowing, gardening, pottery, carpentry, sculpting, sewing, knitting, lacemaking, metalsmithing, so if I got stuck at any point, I knew I could get him to help me out!" She based Niko on him. Cool!

We've so enjoyed having you here this month. Thank you, Tamora!


Little Willow said...

Thank you, Tamora!

Melissa Walker said...

Such detail, such fun! It was truly a fantastic December, Tamora.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for the wrap, Melissa.

And thanks, Tammy! Happy new year!

Shelf Elf said...

Thank you Tamora! You made December even better. Have a great 2010!

holly cupala said...

Thank you, Tamora! To host you on readergirlz was an honor and a delight.

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