Tracey Baptiste




Jennifer
798 books | 1,221 friends

Savanna...
1,668 books | 3,906 friends

Krystal...
281 books | 1,914 friends

Kristi
3,712 books | 5,067 friends

Katie H...
208 books | 248 friends

James D...
90 books | 539 friends

Kathy E...
571 books | 717 friends

Betsy D...
296 books | 1,880 friends

More friends…

Tracey is following 6 people

Tracey Baptiste

Goodreads Author


url

born
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
gender
female

website

genre

influences
Rosa Guy; Hemmingway; Marquez

member since
May 2008


About this author

From Thompson-Gale: "Something About the Author"
I have always loved books. My favorite, was an oversized complete Grimm's Fairy Tales with beautiful illustrations, which I lost when my family moved to the United States. I was fascinated by the stories of the tailor who went up against a giant, and clever Hans, who wasn't so clever as well as the more traditional princess stories. When I was about thirteen, after spending a summer in the library reading Paul Zindel and Judy Blume among other authors, I announced to my best friend that I was going to be a writer. I didn't decide what I wanted to write until I read "The Friends" by Rosa Guy. I had recently moved to Brooklyn, NY, and the book spoke to my situation precisely. It remains one of m...more


A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with a fellow Algonquin YR author about how we hate (read: are jealous of)writers who post their daily word counts online with numbers in the tens of thousands, and how they are surely lying liars who lie. Of course. They’re writers. They’re used to making stuff up. Then we commiserated on our own slow-going works in progress, suffering while we’re pu...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on August 13, 2014 10:14
Average rating: 4.25 · 106 ratings · 14 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Angel's Grace
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stephenie Meyer
4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jerry Spinelli
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2007
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sharon Creech
4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Madeleine L'Engle
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Being a Leader and Making D...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Al Gore
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Overcoming Prejudice
by
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2009
Rate this book
Clear rating
Being a Leader and Making D...
by
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2009
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Jumbies
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — expected publication 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Tracey Baptiste…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Does She Have a N...
Tracey Baptiste is currently reading
by George Witte (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Tracey's Recent Updates

Tracey Baptiste started reading
Does She Have a Name? by George Witte
Does She Have a Name?
by George Witte (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
King Dork by Frank Portman
King Dork
by Frank Portman (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tracey Baptiste wants to read
Grannie and the Jumbie by Margaret M. Hurst
Rate this book
Clear rating
Life in Motion by Misty Copeland
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tracey Baptiste is now a fan of Goodreads Author Kit Grindstaff
5832728
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Freedom
by Jonathan Franzen
read in July, 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tracey Baptiste is on page 541 of 576 of Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
by Jonathan Franzen
progress: 
 
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tracey Baptiste wants to read
Cowslip A Slave by Betsy Haynes
Cowslip A Slave
by Betsy Haynes (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tracey Baptiste is currently reading
Life in Motion by Misty Copeland
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Tracey's books…
J.R.R. Tolkien
“Never laugh at live dragons.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Lemony Snicket
“Wicked people never have time for reading. It's one of the reasons for their wickedness.”
Lemony Snicket




Comments (showing 1-4)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

Tracey Baptiste Absolutely! Love following fellow writers and book-lovers.


Elizabeth Lawrence Thanks for the add!


Tracey Baptiste Hi Marie.
I like reading romance, but I sure can't write it. I'll leave that to you :)


message 1: by Marie

Marie Hi Tracey, thanks for the friendship! You've sure done a lot of writing! To answer your question, I write YA romance and romance in general. My first published book was YA romance, my next will be women's fiction/chick lit, and the next will either be adult romance, or back to YA, I haven't decided yet. Great to meet you! :-)


back to top