Tamara

About Tamara Ireland Stone

I write Young Adult fiction about travel, music, romance, and normal people with extraordinary talents. I write stories about kids and teens, because when I was young, books made me feel like somebody out there actually got me. I hope my stories make you feel that way too. I also hope they make you think and laugh and cry a little bit (or a lot). I hope they make you want to travel the world, rock climb, run, swim, play soccer, listen to the lyrics, write poetry, keep a journal, seek out true friends, try coding, and ask big questions of yourself and others.

A Letter to My Readers: Little Do We Know

To my wonderful readers, Little Do We Know is out in the world today! Wow. It feels so strange to type those words. To think that nine years ago, I was writing Time Between Us in between meetings, in the middle of the night, and in every spare moment I could grab—the whole

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books | Little Do We Know

I'm so thrilled to see another positive review for LITTLE DO WE KNOW. Thank you, BCCB! "Next door neighbors Hannah and Emory were friends for over a decade, despite significant differences in their core beliefs (Hannah’s a Christian with a pastor father, Emory’s a non-believer). Now, however, the girls aren’t speaking after

Little Do We Know: #Bookstagram Tour & Giveaway

UPDATE: GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Here’s a list of the winners (please contact me if you haven’t already to claim your prize): FIRST PRIZE: @alllaboutbooks SECOND PRIZE: @briannabeezy THIRD PRIZES: @le.livre.cirque, @_fullbrightness, @briannethebookworm Thank you to everyone who participated. If you didn’t win this one, please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter (fill out the form below) or follow me on

Booklist | Little Do We Know

I'm thrilled to share this wonderful review for LITTLE DO WE KNOW. Thank you so much, Booklist! "Straight-shooting Hannah, with her strong Christian faith, is outwardly very different from Emory, a gifted actress who sneaks her boyfriend, Luke, into her bedroom at night. But the girls have lived next door to each other their

By |2018-05-23T15:47:09+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Reviews, Little Do We Know|Tags: , |0 Comments

Thank you for making me brave.

LITTLE DO WE KNOW comes out in two weeks and I’ve been an emotional bundle of nerves all day! It’s always like that as release day nears, but this one feels a little different. When I wrote EVERY LAST WORD, I talked about writing as therapy. I introduced you to Sam and Caroline, who taught

Kirkus | Little Do We Know

Little Do We Know just got a fantastic Kirkus review! Thank you so much, Kirkus! "A life-altering incident sets two ex–best friends on a collision course. Best friends and next-door neighbors Hannah and Emory haven’t spoken since the fight when they both said things they can’t share and can’t take back. In

By |2018-05-23T15:45:00+00:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Reviews, Little Do We Know|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Little Do We Know: Final Book Jacket

I am so excited to share the final book jacket for my new novel, LITTLE DO WE KNOW. Many people worked so hard to create this work of art, including designer Marci Senders, paper curling artist Sabeena Karnik, and my wonderful editors and team at Hyperion Teens. It's been a joy to watch this artwork

Third Blurb for Little Do We Know (+ Another Giveaway)!

I just adore Luanne Rice and her wonderful books, and I’m so honored by her kind words about LITTLE DO WE KNOW. Thank you, Luanne! I'm giving away a copy of one of Luanne's beautiful novels over on Instagram, along with an advance copy of my new book. Click here to enter! And stay tuned...

By |2018-04-20T10:09:39+00:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Giveaways, Covers, Little Do We Know, Books|Tags: , |0 Comments

More Kind Words About Little Do We Know (+ Another Giveaway!)

I’m thrilled and honored to share this blurb today! I love Robyn Schneider’s books, and it means so much to me that my story spoke to her. Thank you, Robyn! "Heartfelt, deep, and real. This book broke my heart and I loved every minute of it." In the spirit of sharing these author's amazing stories,

By |2018-04-19T14:51:53+00:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Giveaways, Little Do We Know, Books, Cover Reveal|Tags: , |0 Comments

First Blurb for Little Do We Know (+ Giveaway!)

I'm so in love with this blurb for LITTLE DO WE KNOW from the amazing Robin Benway! "Little Do We Know is a sharp, affirming look at the boundaries of faith, the resilience of families, and all of the imperfect ways that we love one another. Through Hannah and Emory, Tamara Ireland Stone has created

Jackets and Blurbs, Gratitude and Giveaways!

Good news! My editors just gave me the green light to share the full LITTLE DO WE KNOW book jacket with all of you later this week! It is absolutely stunning thanks to Hyperion Teens designer, Marci Senders, and paper artist, Sabeena Karnik, but there’s something else that’s incredibly special about it: Kind words about

Pre-Order Offer: Little Do We Know

UPDATE: THIS PRE-ORDER OFFER HAS ENDED! LITTLE DO WE KNOW is now officially on sale! Thank you to everyone who participated in this pre-order offer. Some of your gift packs have already been shipped out and the remaining packs are scheduled to go out later this month, once I've returned from

Little Do We Know | Goodreads Giveaway

Be among the first to read my next young adult novel, Little Do We Know. It doesn't hit bookshelves until June 5th, but you can enter to win a signed advance copy of your very own right here! This giveaway ends January 31st. ABOUT THE BOOK:

By |2018-01-24T13:40:31+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Giveaways, Little Do We Know|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Celebrating the Buxtehuder Bulle (International Giveaway)!

I am so excited to be in Buxtehuder, Germany this week! The local librarian and her amazing staff, volunteers, and donors have given me the warmest, most amazing welcome to their beautiful town! Follow my stories and posts on Instagram to keep up with all my adventures this week: @tamaraistone. I'll be visiting local schools

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