Tracy C. Gold

AUTHOR, EDITOR, TEACHER

Books

Picture Books

Everyone's Sleepy but the Baby Cover“Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby,” a board book about a baby who just won’t fall asleep, is forthcoming from Familius in March 2021 and is illustrated by Adele Dafflon. Preorder a copy and I will donate a copy to a baby in need. Details here! This short and sweet volume will make an excellent baby shower gift book (virtual or in-person!).

“Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat,” a book about a bat trick or treating for bugs, is forthcoming from Sourcebooks eXplore in August 2021 and is illustrated by Nancy Leschnikoff. This Halloween book is great for kids up to age 8 to celebrate Halloween and learn about bats. This Halloween-themed book is also available for preorder. Save your receipts for when I get a preorder campaign organized!

Advance Praise for “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby”

“My new favorite bedtime read, EVERYBODY’S SLEEPY BUT THE BABY has it all: pleasant rhyme and rhythm, cute illustrations, a plot every parent can relate to, and most important at bedtime, brevity! I smiled the whole way through.”
Amanda Rawson Hill, author of “You’ll Find Me”

“With the gentle, rhythmic cadence of classics like Goodnight Moon and fun art featuring frazzled parents, Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby is perfect for the modern (sleepy) parent to lull their little one at bedtime.”
June Smalls, author of She Leads: The Elephant Matriarch

“It’s a scene familiar to any exhausted parent: everyone is drowsy, sleepy, ready to hit the hay—except the baby, who is wide awake! As the parents, the dog, and even the toys wind down for the night, the baby wants to play, scrub-a-dub, and coo. Gold’s gentle, rhythmic text and Dafflon’s bright and lively illustrations combine for a perfect bedtime read for sleepy parents and (eventually) sleepy babies. Bonus: it’s just the right length for that ‘one last bedtime story’ that sets the mood for sleep. I am looking forward to adding it to my go-to baby shower gift list.”
Kathy MacMillan, children’s librarian and author of Nita’s First Signs and Nita’s Day

Short Fiction

“Break” in Stonecoast Review: buy issue here

“Impossibly Back” in Youth Imagination; read here

“Parker” in The Stoneslide Corrective; read here; won honorable mention in The Stoneslide Story Contest

“Accident” in YARN: read here

“Accident” in “The Female Complaint,” an anthology from Shade Mountain Press

“Her Boy” in 50-Word Stories: read here

“Pie” in Refractions

“Average Andy Almond” in Un-Bloc Zine

Poetry

“Love” in “Erase the Patriarchy: An Anthology of Erasure Poetry” edited by Isobel O’Hare and published by University of Hell Press: order here

“Swallowed” in Reject 2 Zine

“Talk” in Welter

Non-Fiction

“Why the Luckiest Moms Get To Ride Horses: Welcome, Chrissy Teigen” in The Chronicle of the Horse: read here

“Nextdoor Roland Park tells you what residents really think about black kids in the neighborhood” in The Baltimore Sun: read here

“8 Lies They Told Me About Breastfeeding” in Thought Catalog: read here

“Legacy of Love and Courage” in Homefront Cooking

“On White Privilege, Police Brutality, and Baltimore” in Baltimore Fishbowl: read here

“Sextortion as Institutionalized Oppression: Before the Violence” in What Weekly

“43 Words and Phrases to Search for When Polishing Your Novel” in Adventures in YA Publishing: read here

On Marketing

For the Content Marketing Institute:

“10 Steps to Optimize Your Content Marketing Plan” in Chief Content Officer

“9 Ways to Use Content Marketing as a Recruiting Tool”

“The Ultimate SEO Checklist: 15 Steps to Optimize Your Content Marketing Plan”

Content Strategy: 9 Secrets for Awesome Blog Post Titles

“A Food Pyramid for Content Marketing”

“10 Ways to Write Like a Content Marketing Jedi”

“12 Lessons for Focusing Your Content Marketing Strategy on Education”

“What Makes a Good Blog Post: 10 Tips for Corporate Bloggers”


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