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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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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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“Proud Fierce Papa Bear” – The Speech

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Following is the speech of the first half of my talk at ALAN on Nov 19, 2018. It touches on an event that happened at a panel at NCTE on Saturday. Video is likely to follow, but I wanted this to get out there. I will post the text of the second half of the talk, which is more about toxic masculinity and my forthcoming novel, THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS, tomorrow.





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


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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