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TABarron.com Tours: For Readers

Last fall I launched a brand-new website and filled it with resources that I hope will help you find inspiration whether you’re a reader, a writer, or an educator – or all of these! Among my favorite features of the new site are what I call the “For” sections: For Readers, For Writers, For Educators,…

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Questions from Readers About Writing and What Influenced Me to be a Writer

I’m often asked questions by other writers on how I got started writing, and for advice to them on their own writing. I try to answer as many of your emails and Facebook posts as I can, but sometimes I can’t get to them all. So I’ve gathered some of the best questions about writing,…

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Questions from Readers About Merlin

Questions from Readers About Merlin

February 13, 2014 | Under Books | Posted by | 6 Comments

It seems natural that since I’ve written many books about Merlin (and I’m also working on Merlin: The Movie!), you all have many questions for me about Merlin and his magic. I love answering your questions, so here are some of the best answers I can give about Merlin and my relationship with the Great…

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We Need Heroes at Any Age

We Need Heroes at Any Age

January 27, 2014 | Under For Young Heroes | Posted by | 1 Comment

We all need heroes. I truly believe this. That’s why I’ve always placed a young hero, a boy or a girl, at the heart of each of my books. Readers can relate to these characters because often, they’re solving similar mysteries in their own lives: Who am I, really? What’s important to me? How do…

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More Awards for Atlantis Rising!

More Awards for Atlantis Rising!

January 14, 2014 | Under Books, News | Posted by | No Comments

I’m excited and humbled to share with you the news that Atlantis Rising has been selected to receive two great awards! Atlantis Rising was awarded a silver medal from the 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards (Celebrating Youthful Curiosity, Discovery and Learning through Books and Learning) in the Young Adult Fiction – Fantasy/Sci-Fi category. Atlantis Rising…

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Questions from Readers About Books and Reading

I get lots of questions from my fans every single day — via email, snail mail, or Facebook post. Or in person — like today, when two people spotted me at a coffee shop in California. The most unexpected example of that came when a whole class of seventh graders from Vermont found me up…

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More of Merlin’s Most Magical Words: Courage and Knowledge

Last week I shared with you the video Merlin’s Guide to a Meaningful Life: The Seven Most Magical Words — and promised that I’d follow up with two of those words. Well, here are the next two videos in the series: Courage and Knowledge. Merlin’s seven magical words, and the one word which empowers them…

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Merlin’s Seven Most Magical Words

Merlin’s Seven Most Magical Words

December 11, 2013 | Under Books, News | Posted by | 8 Comments

I’m excited to share with you my latest video — Merlin’s Guide to a Meaningful Life: The Seven Most Magical Words.  This video is both a preview of an upcoming book… and the start of my video series that explores how Merlin would answer the questions, “What is the meaning of life?” and “If there…

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Why Do I Write Fantasy?

Why Do I Write Fantasy?

November 15, 2013 | Under On Writing | Posted by | 3 Comments

If you imagine where I live in Colorado—beside a willow-draped creek that is home to  wild coyotes, foxes, hawks and owls—you can guess how much inspiration this place gives me.  And in the distance, from the windows of my writing room in our attic, I can see the snowy ridges of Rocky Mountain National Park…

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Atlantis Rising Tour – Festivals, Book Stores, and an Old English Village

Today’s post comes to you from charming Oxford, England where I’m enjoying a rare, clear evening! The last few weeks have been hectic, to say the least, but I’m excited to be back in Oxford and to be a part of the TORCH-Smith School Symposium on humanities and the environment. While I’m here, I also…

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