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Tracey Baptiste

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San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
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Rosa Guy; Hemmingway; Marquez

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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
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The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
"Carribbean folktale, fantastic setting, great characters and SPOOKY--but not too spooky."
The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
"I kept asking my mom to keep reading it because it was so adventurous! The plant magic the Jumbies use is so cool. I really wish I could try one of the sweetest oranges on the island! All the magical creatures are so unique, and super good at disg..." Read more of this review »
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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 :)


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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! :-)


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