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Tracy C. Gold

AUTHOR, EDITOR, TEACHER

“Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat” is Officially Published!

on August 3, 2021

I am so excited that this spooky Halloween book is officially published today! “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat” is a fun, informative picture book geared toward kids from ages 4-8.

"Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat": Halloween book by Tracy C. Gold

This book started when my literary agent, Carrie Pestritto, mentioned that publishers were looking for Halloween books. While brainstorming, I remembered seeing a million bats flying out from Congress Bridge in Austin, TX in a huge wave at sunset, setting out in pursuit of bugs. Boom, “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat” was born! I did some revising at an “unworkshop” at the Highlights Foundation retreat center, worked on it with Carrie and with my critique partner Tamara Girardi, and we sent it out to publishers!

Thanks to Carrie’s submitting skills, the book found its home with Kelly Barrales-Saylor at Sourcebooks eXplore right as Covid was shutting the world down in March 2020. Sourcebooks found amazing illustrator Nancy Leschnikoff, who created adorable purple and pink bats without even knowing purple was my favorite color!

I got some extra bat fact checking from my friend and bat expert Liz Mering, and worked with the Sourcebooks team to create what I think is a pretty darn cute book!

I’m so excited for this book to start soaring into homes. Look out for lots of fun events and giveaways coming your way in September/October!

In the meantime, here are a few places where you can buy the book, though any bookstore should be able to order it:

The Ivy Bookshop: 5928 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD: order at this direct link for pickup or delivery

Amazon (affiliate link)

Bookshop

Walmart

Barnes & Noble

Target


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