Tracy Marchini

Writes Books. Loves Ducks.
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“Marchini’s story and economy of telling display the chicken as total id, and Felix’s pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are genuine works of art. A surprising gem.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Chicken Wants a Nap

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How quickly does an agent’s wishlist change?

A few weeks ago, I received a reader question asking about my wish list at BookEnds. Christine asked: I have a story that I believe, according to your interests on the article, you would be interested in, especially if you like [underdogs, strong female characters...

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When Your Surprise Ending Is Not A Surprise

Recently, I received feedback from one of my beta readers about a YA short story of mine, and they pointed out that I had set the reader up for a surprise ending but hadn't delivered. And of course, they're right. In this draft, the narrator tells the reader all along...

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