T. A. Barron visits with elementary students to talk about writing.
T. A. BARRON’S BLOG
Merlin and Me: Thirteen Books Later
What is the most powerful lesson I’ve learned from Merlin? That his journey is one anybody can share.
Merlin on the Wind
I am thrilled to share this article I wrote for the Aug/Sept 2017 edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine.
A Future So Bright
To get to know the environmental leaders of tomorrow—many of whose efforts are already affecting change—Sierra checked in with the 2016 Barron Prize winners. Read on to find out what each plans to do when she or he “grows up.”
Kate’s Enduring Gift and the Importance of Strong Female Characters
T.A. Barron talks about the special edition of The Ancient One and the lasting influence of the main character Kate.
Barron Prize Encourages Youths who ‘Make the World Better’
T. A. Barron talks about the 2015 Barron Prize winners and other young people who are changing the world for the better.
Our Children, Our Planet: Raising Kids Who Can Save the Earth
Are there any ways to enlighten as well as empower young people to help protect the air, land, water, and creatures of the Earth?
Why Fantasy Must Be True
The best fantasy has three essential qualities: depth of character, truth of place, and richness of meaning.
Often, I’m asked why I chose to write about Merlin — especially before he became the greatest wizard of all times.
Authors Carry Kids to Amazing Worlds
T. A. Barron talks about wrapping up The Merlin Saga with Ultimate Magic, and how he develops his magical characters.