A Young Adult fantasy writer best known for her aversion of TheSmurfettePrinciple by chiefly casting females as the main characters. ActionGirl females, at that. Sets her books in two universes, the Literature/TortallUniverse and the [[Literature/CircleOfMagic Circle Universe]]. She also edited the short story anthology ''Young Warriors'', and wrote a ''WhiteTiger'' miniseries for Creator/MarvelComics, following Angela del Toro, niece of the original hero to bear the name.
She has a Website/LiveJournal account, [[http://tammy212.livejournal.com/ Dare To Be Stupid]], appropriately subtitled "Strong Opinion Zone." As her writing suggests, it has a strongly liberal slant. Her website is [[http://www.tamorapierce.com/ here]], and she has another, more lighthearted fan LJ [[http://tammypierce.livejournal.com/ here]].
Her name is the result of a typo on her birth certificate, and is pronounced the same as "Tamara."