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Tracey Baptiste

Tracey Baptiste was born in Trinidad where she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales, and decided to be a writer at the wise old age of three. It took a few more years to get her first publishing contract though. Her debut, a Young Adult novel titled Angel’s Grace (Simon & Schuster) was named one of the 100 best books for reading and sharing by New York City librarians.
Tracey is a former teacher, textbook editor, ballerina, and amateur librarian who once started up a library in her house in the hope that everyone would bring their books back late and she would be rich! You know, like other librarians. She is now a wife and mom, and lives in New Jersey where she writes and edits books for kids from a very cozy office in her house that is filled with more toys than she can count.
Tracey has also written several nonfiction books for kids. The Jumbies is her 2nd novel.