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Welcome to my worlds!

TAB-with-DragonFor me, writing is exploring. Whether it’s the surprising connections among people, the wondrous patterns of nature, or the mysterious wellsprings of the spirit, the universe beckons. And I love to explore it, whether by foot or by pen.

Writing is both the most joyous—and most agonizing—labor I know. And it is by far the best way to travel—in our world or any other. Ever since my youth on a ranch in Colorado, I’ve felt passionate about nature…and about writing. (I even published my own magazine when I was a kid, called The Idiot’s Odyssey, which sold about five copies an issue—including the ones bought by my parents.) I kept writing during my college years at Princeton, and during my time as a Rhodes Scholar. (While at Oxford, I confess, I studied mostly the hiking trails of Scotland.) During those years abroad, I composed stories and poems while hiking in the Scottish highlands; while sitting beneath the boughs of an English oak I called Merlin’s Tree; while backpacking through Asia, Africa, and the Arctic; and while participating in a traditional roof thatching in Japan. Even during my years helping to manage a fast-growing business in New York City, my writing continued. In all those years, I often rose before dawn just to write.

Finally, I followed my dream to write full time. In 1990, I moved back to Colorado and started writing in the attic of my home, with the help of my wife and our five young children. So I still often get up before dawn to write—but now I can keep going after breakfast.

Explore My Website

I hope you enjoy this website and find tons of fun surprises hidden within!

Please visit the books section of my website to explore all my books – from Novels and Picture Books to Nature Books and Books to Inspire.

You’ll find Articles written by me and Interviews about me here in the About section of my website.

Check out For Readers, For Educators, For Writers, and For Nature Lovers for what I hope are useful resources to all.

And don’t miss the Maps section where you’ll find printable copies of the beautiful maps from my worlds!

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— T. A. Barron

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