Tamora Pierce has more than twenty fantasy novels for teenagers in print worldwide in English, German, Swedish, and Danish, and audio books in Danish and English. Alanna: The First Adventure is her first published book and the foundation of the Tortallan quartets: Song of the Lioness, The Immortals, and The Protector of the Small. Alanna received an Author's Citation by the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Seventeenth Annual New Jersey Writers Conference and was on the Recommended Fantasy list of the Preconference on Genres of the Young Adult Services Division of the American Library Association, June 1991. Her other publications include short stories, articles, and her two Circle of Magic quartets. She was also an actor and writer for a radio drama and comedy production company in the 1980s and resumed her voice actor's motley for Bruce Coville's Full Cast Audio book company. Tammy has been a housemother, a social worker, a secretary, and an agent's assistant. She lives in New York with her Spouse-Creature, technoweenie Tim Liebe, three cats, and two parakeets.Pierce, Tamora is the author of 'Alanna The First Adventure', published 2005 under ISBN 9780689878558 and ISBN 0689878559.