Children's Author T.A. Barron to Appear at Book Festival

T. A. Barron's novels include: The Lost Years of Merlin (currently being developed into a feature film); the new Merlin's Dragon trilogy; The Great Tree of Avalon (a New York Times best seller); and The Ancient One (the story of a brave girl and a redwood tree). He has also written several books for young readers, including Tree Girl and the illustrated children's books High as a Hawk, The Day the Stones Walked, and Where is Grandpa?. He greatly enjoys any chance to write nature books about Colorado's magnificent wilderness. His non-fiction book, The Hero's Trail, explores how any person from any background can make a positive difference to the world.

T.A. Barron also founded a national award to honor outstanding young people. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes (which he named after his mother) recognizes extraordinary, public-spirited young people from all backgrounds, in the hope that their examples will inspire others. He produced a documentary film, Dream Big, profiling seven young winners of the Barron Prize.

T.A. Barron will appear at the Fall for the Book Festival in Ashburn, Virginia on September 21, 2011.  For more information, please click here.