Tamora Pierce is celebrating her birthday this month (December 13th). Her most popular series is The Song of the Lioness which is about a young woman, Alanna, who pretends to be a male to achieve her dream to become a knight in her kingdom of Tortall.
“What people tell me they take away from my books is that they can shape their lives, they can achieve their own dreams. And certainly that’s what I want them to take away.”

This famous author is known for her young adult novels with deep themes.  Her novels usually feature young heroines who are set in a fantasy world. She has won the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award in 2005, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2013.
“Anyone who tells you they don’t need to rewrite, they’re usually the ones who need it worst.”