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Available March 12, 2013

Hello, lovely readers, and thanks for visiting my website!  Hopefully you’ve stopped by because you’ve read one of my books, or would like to (please do!), or because you were looking for one of my pseudonyms (Tamara Summers? Heather Williams?) and now you’re wondering who I am.  Or maybe because you saw me on Jeopardy! a few years ago!  :-)  I write under several different names, so I hope you’ll click around the website to find all my booksrelated sites, FAQs, and my very rambly TV- and baby-obsessed blog.

My most recent projects are a trilogy called The Menagerie which I wrote with my sister, and my big epic five-book dragon series Wings of Fire, which has a thrilling TRAILER!, so I hope you’ll check that excitement out.  :-)  And then carry on to find out more about Wings of Fire book one and book two, read the Prophecy, or view the awesome map of The World of Pyrrhia – and don’t forget to check out Scholastic’s great site for a Which Dragonet Are You? quiz.

The amazing Wings of Fire artwork throughout this site (apart from the map) was done by Joy Ang, and it’s kind of the most glorious thing I’ve ever seen. Thank you, Joy!

And a million thank yous to Beth at Cincinnati Media, who made this shiny website possible with her speed and brilliance. Yay Beth!

Art by Joy Ang

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Wings of Fire Secrets and Bookstore Events!

Hello wonderful readers!

We’ve added another event for this weekend!  So if you can’t make it to one, please come to the other!  Here are all the details:


WORLDS OF MAGIC: Authors Sage Blackwood, Tui T. Sutherland, and Christine Taylor-Butler will be reading, signing, and answering questions about their new fantasy books.  Come hear about sentient magical forests, telepathic dragons, and a computer game that sets off a quest to save the universe!  

Saturday, March 28 at 2pm at Newtonville Books in Newton, MA

Sunday, March 29 at 2pm at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, NH

I am really excited about these (I know, I’m always excited about everything, but seriously, their books are SO GREAT, you guys, and these are two of the most wonderful bookstores I’ve ever been to!) — so I really really hope you can come!

I promise to read something from Book Seven: Winter Turning!  The very first sneak peek to tide you over until June!  And I’ll also be talking about the third Menagerie book, now that it’s out, hooray!

In other news, I posted some behind-the-scenes secrets about writing Moon Rising on the Wings of Fire forums, where I’ll also be going back to answer questions (and drop hints about book seven!) for the next week or so.  So check it out if you’re curious about my writing process or IceWings or anything else!

Finally, I just wanted to say that Worlds Collide Con was SO MUCH FUN and thank you thank you to everyone who came!  (Happy birthday again, Magdalena!)  It was amazing to meet you all — I hope you enjoyed it, too!  Here’s a photo of Michael Northrop, me, and Peter Lerangis doing crazy Readers’ Theater:

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Hee!  Too funny.  I wish I could hang out with other authors and awesome fans and lovely publishing people every day (but then I guess I wouldn’t get any writing done!).  :)

Speaking of which . . . Peril is calling me back to book eight, so I’d better go (she does NOT like to be ignored!).  Fingers crossed for seeing some of you guys at the events this weekend!  Also, fingers crossed that I’ll have time for a proper blog that isn’t all “come hang out with me!” sometime soon.  ;-)

What We’re Reading:
Me:  The Lost Tribes (yay!), by Christine Taylor-Butler and Big Little Lies (this is head-explodingly amazing), by Liane Moriarty

With my bigger bear: Cleopatra in Space, by Mike Maihack  :)

With both bears:  Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists (love love love love love)
  1. A Most Marvelous March!
  2. Still Here, Under All This Snow
  3. Winter Is Coming (And He’s SO Handsome!)
  4. Shiny New Wings of Fire Forums!
  5. Lots of Books to Love!
  6. Moon Rising Excerpt Now Up!
  7. Countdown to BOOK 6: MOON RISING . . .
  8. About Forty Million Exciting Things
  9. Books and Me, Out in the World!