I am a big fan of Tamora Pierce. I love her writing style and her characters. My one complaint is that she does not write fast enough. Naturally, I was excited to see that I only have to wait until February 2011 for my next taste of her work.
Tortall and Other Lands is a collection of stories. Here is the product description from Amazon:
Collected here for the first time are all of the tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters as well as old friends. Filling some gaps of time and interest, these stories, some of which have been published before, will lead Tammy's fans, and new readers into one of the most intricately constructed worlds of modern fantasy.I can't wait (but I do think it might be a little early to hit the pre-order button at Amazon).