Tracy Banghart's Blog
April 3, 2023
I’m so excited to share with you the cover for LOVE LIKE CHOCOLATE, my debut picture book. Alina Chau’s gorgeous watercolor art perfectly captures the sweetness of this book. Watching Alina bring my words to life was one of the very coolest things I’ve got to experience as an author. I loved watching the progression from sketch to final image, and I love all the beautiful, rich colors and delicious treats she filled the book with. But most of all, I love the family Alina creates in the story, so...
September 19, 2022
It gives me such pleasure to share that I have sold another book! Hooray! I’m heading back to my young adult roots with a thriller about a sleepover that goes HORRIBLY wrong. In PERFECT GIRL, my main character, Jessa, is the perfect girl next door. Only she’s starting to feel like her “perfect” reputation has become more of a cage than a choice. And that’s BEFORE she discovers a serial killer has targeted her. He thinks she’s perfect…for him. She’ll have to break free of the expectations she — a...
March 21, 2022
I’m very excited to share that I’ve sold my first picture book! Here’s the announcement:
With two young kids, my life has been ALL ABOUT picture books for going on nine years now, and I love them so much. The way the words and art work together to create a funny or whimsical or sweet story…the way my kids’ eyes light up when we read their favorites. While I mostly write YA novels, as you know, my heart has been pushing me to try this new (to me) and different form of storytelling. LOVE LIKE CHO...
June 22, 2021
A SEASON OF SINISTER DREAMS is out in the world! This book was a labor of love, written over many years. It was inspired by my dog Scrabble, who I’m very very sad to say passed away on June 10, at 14.5 years old. He’s been my constant companion for all of that time, and it’s very weird not to have him asleep on his bed next to me as I type this. But I feel joy, knowing we got so much time together, and it’s a really special feeling to open this book and see his picture — I did a special author ...
May 4, 2021
A SEASON OF SINISTER DREAMS comes out in less than two months, on June 22, and I am thrilled to announce that I’m partnering with my local indie, One More Page Books, for the preorder campaign! Preordering a copy of the book through One More Page will ensure you receive
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January 1, 2021
Now that it’s officially (FINALLY) 2021, it’s time to tell you more about A SEASON OF SINISTER DREAMS, my new YA fantasy, releasing June 22, 2021! And, of course, there’s a giveaway.
July 27, 2019
I’m SO excited to share that I’ve sold another book to my fantastic editor Pam Gruber at Little Brown Books for Young Readers. It is a complete and total dream to have the opportunity to work with her and the whole Little, Brown team again, and on THIS book!! Here’s the official announcement:
And here’s a little story about A SEASON OF SINISTER DREAMS. I started writing this manuscript back in 2011. I remember exactly where I was and the circumstances: my first agent was shopping my third ma...
May 22, 2019
Now that we are officially just over a month until release, I’m thrilled to announce QUEEN OF RUIN’s preorder campaign!
~ A beautiful enamel pin, designed by Hafsah Faizal of Icey Designs
~ A postcard with a hand-lettered quote from QUEEN OF RUIN (Also designed by Hafsah)
~ Signed bookplate
~ Full-color map designed by Jessica Khoury of Lizard Ink Maps
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March 15, 2019
I hope you’ve had a good winter! Mine’s been…a little rough, to be honest. Which is why I’m SO excited the weather is starting to warm up and the days are getting longer! I’m also VERY excited about some awesome events I have coming up this spring. I hope to see you!March
March 30, 2019
NoVa Teen Book Festival
Marshall High School
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
April 11, 2019. 7pm
In conversation with Ellen Goodlett
Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury Street
October 3, 2018
Here’s my fall schedule! If you’re interested in hosting me for a school visit, Skype bookclub, or the like, click on “Contact” above and send me a message.October
October 20, 2018
Anderson’s 15th Annual Young Adult Literature Conference
Embassy Suites Naperville
1823 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563
November 2-3, 2018
Colorado Teen Book Con
November 8, 2018. 6pm
Barr Memorial Library
62 W Spearhead Division Ave Fort Knox 40160
November 13, 201...