ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

I’ve included all my favorite articles and interviews right here, organized by topic. I hope you find them enjoyable and helpful in your explorations!

Video interviews are available on my YouTube channel, where you can also find a wide array of T. A. Barron videos on many topics.

Sacred Play
Sacred Play
March 4, 2024
Nature has always soaked me in waterfalls of wonder. In a redwood forest, when I crawled into the hollow of ...
Finding the Magic in Our Young Changemakers - Forces for Nature Podcast
Finding the Magic in Our Young Changemakers – Forces for Nature Podcast
February 18, 2024
T. A. Barron talks heroes and conservation with Crystal DiMiceli on her podcast Forces for Nature ...
The Power of Youth and the Power of Stories
The Power of Youth and the Power of Stories
April 20, 2023
T. A. Barron is interviewed by the Izaak Walton League of America for their Outdoor America publication ...
T. A. Barron, award-winning author, shares ideas with young writers
T. A. Barron, award-winning author, shares ideas with young writers
April 19, 2023
T. A. Barron visits with elementary students to talk about writing ...
Myths, Magic, and Podcasting: A T. A. Barron Interview
Myths, Magic, and Podcasting: A T. A. Barron Interview
October 11, 2022
Betsy Bird talks with T. A. about entering the wild world of podcasting. They also discuss the connection between fantasy ...
Romanian Children’s Book Festival Interview
Romanian Children’s Book Festival Interview
March 18, 2022
T. A. Barron was recently interviewed for the Romanian Children's Book Festival. Check out the full interview here! ...
T.A. Barron: From Colorado to Camelot
T.A. Barron: From Colorado to Camelot
October 28, 2021
T. A. Barron is interviewed by Teague Bohlen from Westword and talks Giant, Merlin, Colorado, and more ...
A Giant Interview with T. A. Barron
A Giant Interview with T. A. Barron
October 28, 2021
Check out this T. A. Barron interview by Elizabeth Bird that originally appeared at SLJ.com ...
Merlin and Me: Thirteen Books Later
Merlin and Me: Thirteen Books Later
August 22, 2019
What is the most powerful lesson I’ve learned from Merlin? That his journey is one anybody can share ...
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Supporter Profile: Redwoods Inspire Best-Selling Author
October 14, 2017
T. A. Barron supports Save the Redwoods - read his supporter profile to learn why ...
Merlin on the Wind
Merlin on the Wind
August 30, 2017
I am thrilled to share this article I wrote for the Aug/Sept 2017 edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine ...
Kate’s Enduring Gift and the Importance of Strong Female Characters
Kate’s Enduring Gift and the Importance of Strong Female Characters
March 18, 2016
T.A. Barron talks about the special edition of The Ancient One and the lasting influence of the main character Kate ...
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What ELSE Do You Do? Five Questions for T. A. Barron
April 9, 2015
The Horn Book interviews T. A. Barron and asks, "What else do you do with your time?" ...
Quill and Parchment with text, "Sage Advice for Writers"
Sage Advice for Writers from T. A. Barron
December 3, 2013
Why do you write? What story are you trying to tell? What question are you trying to answer? What void ...
Children's hands holding a globe
Our Children, Our Planet: Raising Kids Who Can Save the Earth
September 24, 2013
Are there any ways to enlighten as well as empower young people to help protect the air, land, water, and ...
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Interview with T. A. Barron About Atlantis Rising
April 5, 2013
T. A. Barron talks with Hypable about Atlantis and creating its origin story ...
Castle with magical background with text, "Why Fantasy Must Be True"
Why Fantasy Must Be True
July 1, 2012
The best fantasy has three essential qualities: depth of character, truth of place, and richness of meaning ...
Wizard with staff and text "Why Merlin?"
Why Merlin?
August 14, 2011
Often, I’m asked why I chose to write about Merlin — especially before he became the greatest wizard of all ...
The Importance of Heroes
The Importance of Heroes
April 24, 2009
What does it take for a young person to realize that he or she can be a force for positive ...
Heroes, Not Celebrities
Heroes, Not Celebrities
May 24, 2004
When it comes to knowing the difference between a hero and a celebrity, our society is confused. Massively, profoundly confused ...
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