I was a fan of Tamora Pierce! I kind of started liking her when I read the Song of the Lioness Quartet, since Alanna's character really appealed to me (except for the fact that Alanna had more than one man in her life), but she was really cool for me, and I really had a blast reading them. I got disappointed when I read the Immortals series, though. I'm currently reading the Emperor Mage. It's good to know there's another fan of Tamora Pierce! I'm a fantasy lover after all.
I admire the way Tamora created the world of Tortall, Carthak... the setting is quite remarkable and I especially love the character of George Cooper!