Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Writer Wednesday: Featuring Tracey Martin

The name of the game with all of our writers featured on "Writer Wednesday" is persistence! Tracey - affectionately known as the good Dr. - is no exception. Having worked on the craft since high school, she's switched genres, gained and lost an agent, and penned thirteen novels! She's a tremendous writer, extremely generous, and an all around good person. Very recently, she's taken another leap forward in the journey toward publication by landing an agent! Please give her your support and offer a...
Now to get the scoop straight from the writer herself. Here's Tracey...

"Tracey Martin wrote her first story back in high school for a class assignment. She probably wouldn't have written another one except that her English teacher told her she was good at it. Shocked that she might not suck at something, she tucked that information away for several years.

She wrote her first novel after finishing grad school. Turned out writing novels was a lot more fun than writing short stories, so she wrote another. And another. By her 4th, she thought she wrote something worth seeking an agent for, but alas, agents didn't agree. So she wrote a few more, switching genres to adult UF and YA. She finally did get an agent for her 8th novel (YA UF), which didn't sell, and she lost her agent. By that time she'd written yet a few more novels, queried a couple of them (#s 9 and 13), and is now very happily represented by the lovely Michelle Humphrey at ICM. Her novel-on-sub is a YA rock-n-roll retelling of Persuasion, and she hopes it will be lucky #13"

Fingers crossed for Tracey! And since she so graciously allowed me to bump her from the blog last week to report news, she gets an extra... SQUEE!!! Seriously, excited for you and can't wait to hear more good news!

For more on Tracey visit her website at...
http://tracey-martin.com/ 

You can also find her tweeting at...

8 comments :

  1. Thanks, Tina!! And I was more than happy to be bumped for your fabulous news last week. :-)

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  2. SQUEE!!! One more is definitely needed. :) So happy to have you both on the blog. Hope many more from our little group appear here. And cannot wait to announce your book deals!

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  3. Tracey's story is one of my favorites. It is wonderful to see a great writer find success. Love the "lucky #13" sentiment. Can't wait to read the book, Tracey! Great feature, Tina.

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  4. Tracey is a real trooper and one of my favorite writer-friend role models :D WOOT TRACEY!

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  5. I agreeI Tracey's story is a testament to the power of talent and persistence!

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  6. Aw, thanks guys. :-)

    Lisa, your sub story always gives me hope. Also talk about persistence!

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  7. Nice to see things working out. What's success without a little suffering first?

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