Hey, folks! I just discovered that apparently I have given some very popular books single-star ratings--except I havent. How do I know I havent? Because I havent read those books at all. So before you go getting all hacked off at me for trashing your favorites, know that Ive written GoodReads to find out whats going on.I return to my regularly scheduled profile:Though I would love to join groups, Im going to turn them all down. I just dont have the time to take part, so please dont be offended if I dont join your group or accept an invitation. Im not snooty--Im just up to my eyeballs in work and appearances!Also, dont be alarmed by the number of books Ive read. When I get bored, I go through the different lists and rediscover books Ive read in the past. Its a very evil way to use up time when I should be doing other things. Obviously, Ive read a lot of books in 54 years!I was born in South Connellsville, PA. My mother wanted to name me Tamara but the nurse who filled out my birth certificate misspelled it as Tamora. When I was 8 my family moved to California, where we lived for 6 years on both sides of the San Francisco peninsula.I started writing stories in 6th grade. My interest in fantasy and science fiction began when I was introduced to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ by J. R. R. Tolkien and so I started to write the kind of books that I was reading. After my parents divorced, my mother took my sisters and me back to Pennsylvania in 1969. There I went to Albert Gallatin Senior High for 2 years and Uniontown Area Senior High School for my senior year.After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, I wrote the book that became The Song of the Lioness fantasy quartet. I sold some articles and 2 short stories and wrote reviews for a martial arts movie magazine. At last the first book of the quartet, Alanna: The First Adventure was published by Atheneum Books in 1983.Tim Liebe, who became my Spouse-Creature, and I lived in New York City with assorted cats and two parakeets from 1982 - 2006. In 2006 we moved to Syracuse, New York, where we live now with assorted cats, a number of squirrels, birds, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and woodchucks visiting our very small yard. As of 2011, I have 27 novels in print, one short story collection, one comic book arc (White Tiger: A Heros Compulsion) co-written with Tim, and a short story anthology co-editing credit. Theres more to come, including a companion book to the Tortall `verse. So stay tuned!