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Tracey Neithercott’s first book was written by hand and illustrated with some really fancy colored pencils. It was highly acclaimed by her mother. Now, she writes YA stories of friendship, love, murder, and magic. (None of which she illustrates—you’re welcome.) She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, who suggests improving her novels by adding Star Wars characters.

She is the author of GRAY WOLF ISLAND, a YA novel about the truth, a treasure, and five teens searching for both. Coming fall 2017 from Knopf/Random House.

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Tracey Neithercott Hi Cintia,

I sure can relate. I've spent a lot of time discouraged or intimidated by writing and publishing. It's true that there's a lot of competitio…more
Hi Cintia,

I sure can relate. I've spent a lot of time discouraged or intimidated by writing and publishing. It's true that there's a lot of competition and getting a book published is difficult, but think about it this way: All published authors were in your position at one point. I try to think about this when I lose confidence in a manuscript. If my favorite authors had stopped writing because they worried the competition was too great, I would never have experienced their stories. Another thing I have done to take the pressure off myself is to tell myself the book I'm writing is just for me, regardless of whether it eventually gets published or rejected. That helps me push forward when I'm feeling discouraged.

It sounds like you love to write, which means you'll come across an idea sooner or later. Don't let fear stop you from writing. Writers who are published have one big thing in common: They don't give up. I hope you don't either!(less)
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“I give him the kind of smile only shared between two people who desperately hate something and thoroughly enjoy hating it together.”
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“Ya'aburnee. In Arabic, it's hoping you die before someone you love because you can't bear to live without them.”
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Tracey Neithercott Barbara wrote: "Hi Tracey, thanks for friendship. I love to read when I should be socializing too. Luckily my mom love to read with me so she doesn't mind it at all. :))"

Thanks for the friendship, Barbara. I love a lot of the books you've rated (like your 6-star review of The Sea of Tranquility. It's at the top of my TBR pile! :)


Barbara Hi Tracey, thanks for friendship. I love to read when I should be socializing too. Luckily my mom love to read with me so she doesn't mind it at all. :))


Tracey Neithercott Marts wrote: "Hi Tracey, thanks for the friendship, actually I was just enjoying your website..."

I'm so happy to hear that! Can't wait to check out your bookshelves for great ideas. :)


Marts  (Thinker) Hi Tracey, thanks for the friendship, actually I was just enjoying your website...


Tracey Neithercott Wendy Darling wrote: "Hi Tracey, thanks for the friendvite. I happen to be reading Sweethearts right now so I've just met Cameron. :) Can't wait to get to know him--and you--better!

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden"


Ahh...I'm so excited for you to know him. He's totally adorable and, well, if I say any more I'll ruin it for you. Can't wait to see what you think. :)


Wendy Darling Hi Tracey, thanks for the friendvite. I happen to be reading Sweethearts right now so I've just met Cameron. :) Can't wait to get to know him--and you--better!

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


Tracey Neithercott Iffath wrote: "I am so happy you like my reviews! ...yours aren't so bad either, LOL ;) And thanks for the add! <3"

Thanks! :)


Iffath I am so happy you like my reviews! ...yours aren't so bad either, LOL ;) And thanks for the add! <3


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