Born on March 26th, 1952, T.A. Barron is an American fantasy fiction author where he writes books primarily for children and young adults. After obtaining both business and law egrees from Harvard University, studying History at Princeton University and attending Balliol College and Oxford University, Barron decided that he wanted to change careers. In 1990 he decided to move to Colorado and pursue his dream of becoming a full time writer. Since then Barron has written 25 bestselling children’s and nature books. He has many awards for his published works such as the 2011 Grummond USM Medallion for “Lifetime Contribution to the field of children’s and young adult literature and the Nautilus Award. He has made the international best selling list many times over and even has one of his books being developed into a feature film.
In many of his novels, Barron writes about nature and ecology in mythical settings and talks about how we can better treat our own planet. He is inspired by nature's power of its own renewal as well as humanity's power of free choice. He often says, “I truly believe every person can make a difference — that's why I'm drawn to heroic quest stories.” His books that include these descriptive entrances about nature have received the Nautilus Award Grand Prize for literature that helps to renew the spirit and envision a better world. He has also won many other awards from the American Library Association and the International Reading Association. Like many great authors out there Barron has written many books. Below is a list of his completed works.
The Heroic Adventures of Kate: Kate Gordon is not your typical 12 year old girl. Especially when she journeys to a different galaxy. Kate not only travels to save planet Earth but goes back in time to save a Native American Tribe and saves a magical horn from the time of King Arthur and Merlin.
The Ancient One
The Merlin Saga: Follow a boy who has no memory of who is let alone what his name is as he suddenly washes upon the shore of ancient Wales where everything around him is enchanted. Books: The Lost Years of Merlin
Books: The Seven Songs of Merlin
The Fires of Merlin
The Minor of Merlin
The Wings of Merlin
Merlon Series: Anna, a girl who was found by a cranky old fisherman named Mellwyn attempts to go to a forest to try to remember more about her past, but the forest is haunted and in order to know more about her past Anna must face her own deepest fears.
Books: Child of the Dark Prophecy
Shadows of the Stars
The Eternal Flame