Tracy Townsend

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Tracy Townsend is the author of The Nine and The Fall (books 1 and 2 in the Thieves of Fate series), a monthly columnist for the feminist sf magazine Luna Station Quarterly, and an essayist for Uncanny Magazine. She holds a master's degree in writing and rhetoric from DePaul University and a bachelor's degree in creative writing from DePauw University, a source of regular consternation when proofreading her credentials. She is the former chair of the English department at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, an elite public boarding school, where she teaches creative writing and science fiction and fantasy literature. She has been a martial arts instructor, a stage combat and accent coach, and a short-order cook for houses full of ...more

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Tracy Townsend It's tense! At this point, other than trying not to be too annoying in reminding people to come to a launch event, or order the book, or whatnot, ther…moreIt's tense! At this point, other than trying not to be too annoying in reminding people to come to a launch event, or order the book, or whatnot, there's little an author can really "do" anymore. It's a lot of waiting and trying not to make an arse of yourself as you do it. :) I think, more than scary, "surreal" is a good word for it. I finished writing THE FALL 18 months ago, and so in some ways it feels very far away, and yet writing promotional materials, doing interviews, talking with friends and fans, makes it feel imminent and anticipated. The timeline of publishing feels so much like time travel, or moving to an alternate universe, where other people are just catching up to things you already know and have taken for granted.
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The Nine (Thieves of Fate, #1)

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What To Read While You’re Waiting for THE FALL

We’re *checks calendar* forty-five days away from the release of The Fall on June 11, sequel to The Nine, and you know what?


You can get a lot of reading other stuff in, given forty five-days.


So while it would mean the world to me if you pre-ordered The Fall from your friendly neighborhood Indie, from B&N, from Amazon, or requested from your library if you’re eager to see what’s in store for our he

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" I'm . . . sorry, Todd? I guess? I'm also deeply flattered. Thank you for reading. You are very kind.

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"Amazing

Tracy Townsend, I cannot forgive you for writing the best book I have read on a year and then making me wait half a year for the sequel.

It is an astonishingly well-written book - story, dialogue, character creation and development, and world-b" Read more of this review »
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Hi, all! If you're interested in reading THE NINE in time to be ready for THE FALL, now may be the best time to buy! It's a BookBub deal for a limited time, $1.99 across all digital formats, including Kindle. Happy reading! https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-nine-by-tracy-townsend?ebook_deal
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Very unique world where religion and science have merged together. Loved the morally grey characters and the worldbuilding. I felt the plot was hard to get into at first because there was a lot of jumping around between characters. Excellent" Read more of this review »
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A new series!!

Games of Thrones has really forced me to question the basic humanity of authors. So when I found that I was surprising emotionally attached to all three of these fools I knew I was in trouble.

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