Why Do I Write Fantasy?

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 – Colorado’s Front Range and the East Coast

What a wonderful time this book tour has been! I’ve met a lot of lovely families and educators and visited some great bookstores with passionate readers. But truly, there’s no place like home! This week I have a few events in Colorado at locations that are near and dear to my heart – the Boulder…

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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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Atlantis Rising Tour Continues!

It has only been six days since my last post…but in that short time I’ve been through 8 cities in 5 states, and I’ve only just begun! My week started in the Pacific Northwest with stops in Seattle and Portland. Then I did a tour of the coast of California starting in San Francisco and…

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Atlantis Rising Book Tour Begins!

The weeks leading up to a book release are always a bit hectic. None more so than this year, when in addition to launching a new book in a brand new trilogy – and working on the Merlin movie project – I was also planning and launching a new website and social media strategy. And…

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Part II: How Do You Write Your Stories, T. A. Barron?

(This is part II of a two-part series on how I write. For part I, please click here.) I need to get three elements worked out before I can start a new book: Detailed descriptions of each new character; a big idea that drives the plot, usually in the form of a question or two…

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Announcing Barron Prize Winners for 2013

Nothing is more uplifting than stories about heroic people who have truly made a difference to the world. So I’m thrilled to announce this year’s winners of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes! The prize honors outstanding leaders between 8 and 18 years old across America who are making a positive difference to other…

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"Atlantis Rising" – Today's the Day!

Today is a very exciting day – the launch of my latest book, Atlantis Rising. Atlantis – a name, a place, and a mystery, all in one. Like you, I’ve always wondered about this mythic isle…and dreamed of boarding a magical sailboat to go there, explore its secrets, and discover what was lost for all…

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Welcome to My New Website!

I am very excited to welcome you to my new website. I’ve always thought of my site as a place where you, my readers and friends, can explore my worlds, and this newly designed site helps me welcome you in even deeper. Here you will quite easily find information about the worlds of Merlin, Kate,…

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Introducing "Atlantis Rising"

I’m thrilled to introduce you to my newest “baby” – my book “Atlantis Rising!” This will be the first book in a new Atlantis trilogy.  When you read it, you’ll discover that it’s different from any other Atlantis story, because instead of focusing on the destruction of this wondrous lost civilization, I’m telling the story…

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