Tracy C. Gold



Tracy C. Gold and her daughter on the beachI am a writer, editor, and mom living in Baltimore, Maryland. I published two picture books in 2021. “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby” is a board book from Familius that came out in April, 2021. It’s illustrated by the marvelous Adele Dafflon. It was inspired by my daughter, who hates sleeping as much as I love it. “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby” is a great baby shower gift book. “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat,” illustrated by Nancy Leschnikoff, came out in August 2021 from Sourcebooks eXplore. It’s about a hungry bat trick or treating for bugs. “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat” will be perfect for kids up to age 8 to celebrate Halloween and learn about wildlife. Tracy’s next picture book, “Hide and Seek, Nuts to Eat,” about a squirrel saving yummy snacks for the winter, will be out in 2023 from Sourcebooks. In 2024, Familius will publish “Call Your Mother,” a celebration of how children rely on their mothers, from birth to becoming parents themselves. 

I love empowering people by helping them become better writers. I do that in my work as an editor and teacher. These days, I mostly work as a freelance editor doing developmental (big picture) edits for fiction writers and memoirists. I also teach continuing education classes that are open to anyone via the Johns Hopkins Odyssey program. You can see more about my virtual school visit and teaching work here.

I learned a lot about publishing from interning for literary agent Carrie Pestritto and earning my Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction at the University of Baltimore (UB). Carrie is now my literary agent.

I also learned about helping people become better writers by teaching composition at UB, both during and after my time as a grad student. Before I went back to school, I worked as a marketing consultant both independently and at an agency.

When I’m not working, I’m hanging out with my family, walking my rescue dog, riding ex-racehorses, or devouring a novel.

If you’re a Terp or a Tar Heel, you may want to skip this part, because I’m a proud alum of Duke University.

P.S. If you’re wondering why the middle initial is everywhere, it’s because I have no relationship with Tracy Gold, the actress in Growing Pains. I was actually named after a dog, which is cool with me.

Information for Media and Event Organizers

Download higher resolution picture of Tracy with her daughter via Dropbox

Download extremely high resolution headshot of just Tracy via Dropbox

Download 500 px square medium resolution PNG headshot of just Tracy via Dropbox

Download extremely high resolution of “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby” cover via Dropbox

Download medium resolution PNG of “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby” cover via Dropbox

Access/embed the book trailer for “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby” via YouTube

Download 6.7 MB jpg of “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat” cover via Dropbox

Third person bio (136 words): Tracy C. Gold loves bringing characters to life. She is a writer, freelance editor, and mom living in Baltimore, Maryland. Her picture books include “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby” from Familius, “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat” from Sourcebooks, and two forthcoming books, “Hide and Seek, Nuts to Eat,” from Sourcebooks and “Call Your Mother” from Familius. She also writes short stories, essays, novels, and poems. Her work has been published in several magazines and anthologies. Tracy earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore and earned her B.A. in English from Duke University. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s playing with her toddler or hanging out with horses and dogs. You can find out more about Tracy at tracycgold.com, by following her on Twitter and Instagram at @tracycgold, or by liking her Facebook page.

Fun fact: Author Tracy C. Gold (Baltimore, MD) loves to train animals, not just write about them! She trains her rescue dog and retired racehorse.

One-line book blurbs:

“Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat”: Follow along as a young bat takes flight on Halloween night and eats lots of delicious bugs along the way in “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat.”

“Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby”: With hilarious illustrations that might hit a little too close to home for new parents, “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby” is the perfect, true-to-life bedtime story that will help even the most reluctant sleeper wind down for bed.