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Tracy C. Gold

AUTHOR, EDITOR, TEACHER

About

Tracy C. Gold and her daughter on the beachI am an author, editor, and mom living in Baltimore, Maryland. My published and forthcoming picture books include “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby,” “Call Your Mother,” “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat,”  and “Hide and Seek, Nuts to Eat.” These fun books about families and nature are published by Familius and Sourcebooks, respectively.

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.

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Third person bio (136 words): Tracy C. Gold loves writing about families and nature. She is an author, freelance editor, and mom living in Baltimore, Maryland. Her published and forthcoming picture books include “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby,” “Call Your Mother,” “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat,” and “Hide and Seek, Nuts to Eat.” 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 Threads, Bluesky, and Instagram at @tracycgold, or by liking her Facebook page.

Fun fact: Tracy loves horses, though dogs are a close runner-up for her favorite animal. Over the years, Tracy has helped train many rescued horses and retired racehorses for new careers.

Short 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.” Scientific back matter about bat behavior included.

“Hide and Seek, Nuts to Eat”: An adventurous squirrel hides seeds, nuts, and berries for the winter, and is delighted when some of them grow into yummy plants in the spring. Scientific back matter about squirrel hoarding and different types of squirrels from around the world included.

“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.

“Call Your Mother”: A celebration of how children need their mothers, from when they’re babies to when they become parents themselves.