Home of epic stories including The Merlin Saga,
The Great Tree of Avalon, The Ancient One, and The Hero’s Trail



Home of epic stories including
The Merlin Saga,
The Great Tree of Avalon,
The Ancient One,
and The Hero’s Trail


The T. A. Barron Podcast

Lifting our hearts, one story at a time —
Inspiration from nature, heroes, and creativity.
Announcing Magic & Mountains – Season 2!

Magic & Mountains: The T. A. Barron Podcast has returned for season 2! Come along with me as we spend time with magical guests like Jane Goodall and Isabel Allende. We’ll explore the wonders of nature and the importance of heroes in our world today. Plus, I’ll take you back in time with stories from my life as a wandering bard, and we’ll return to the present with deeply personal stories of inspiration and light.

Season 2 episodes are released every Monday from October 2 through mid-December, 2023!

The complete first season of Magic & Mountains is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

GIANT: The Unlikely Origins of Shim

Prequel to The Merlin Saga

As small as he is now, Shim must find giant-size courage. He embarks on a perilous quest to discover what happened, what secret he forgot, and what it really means to be a giant.

“Simply delightful.” – Kirkus Starred Review


All the latest news on Merlin – The Movie lives right here! Be among the first to read the most recent headlines, and keep up-to-date on the progress.


T. A. Barron books include The Merlin Saga (now being developed into a feature film by Disney), The Great Tree of Avalon (a New York Times bestselling series), The Ancient One (the tale of a brave girl and a magical tree), and The Hero’s Trail (nonfiction stories of courageous kids).


T. A. Barron is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling creator of more than 30 highly acclaimed books, including The Merlin Saga which has sold millions of copies worldwide and has been translated into over 20 languages. Always a believer in the heroism of every child and in the magnificence of nature, T. A. Barron founded the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, which honors outstanding young people of all descriptions. He travels the country – and the globe – speaking about our stories, our aspirations, and our world.

Naturally, T. A. Barron also loves hiking, camping, and skiing in Colorado with his family. All the Barron children are named after beautiful places on the planet.


TEACHERS & LIBRARIANS — check out the pages on Creativity, Heroes, and Inspiration

WRITERS — visit the Creativity page

NATURE LOVERS — explore the Nature page

MERLIN FANS — enjoy the Merlin page

PARENTS & HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES — visit the pages on Creativity, Heroes, and Inspiration


Nature inspires everything in this section. Here you’ll find a celebration of Mother Earth and her many wonders, mysteries, crises, and inspirations. Nature lovers will enjoy the videos, nature books, environmental writings and more to be discovered.


I’ve compiled these resources to help teachers, librarians, parents, and homeschool families inspire young heroes in your life. These videos, articles, books, and more can be used in the classroom or at home. Come along and join the hero’s trail!


Writers — and anyone looking to inspire a budding writer — will find a wealth of information here. My dearest hope is that all these resources will encourage you to find your own unique voice, write what you love, and share your stories with the world.


Calling all Merlin fans! From books, videos, blogs, articles, and interviews — begin your journey with that magical boy (and man) and his awesome adventures here. And discover why this beloved wizard continues to inspire people around the globe.


Whether you’re seeking heartfelt tales, words of wisdom, or creative expressions that touch your soul, I hope you’ll find that within these pages. Especially helpful for teachers, librarians, and parents is my download page full of free content and resources.