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Traci Chee

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Traci Chee is an author of speculative fiction for teens. An all-around word geek, she loves book arts and art books, poetry and paper crafts, though she also dabbles at piano playing, egg painting, and hosting potluck game nights for family and friends. She studied literature and creative writing at UC Santa Cruz and earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco State University. Traci grew up in a small town with more cows than people, and now feels most at home in the mountains, scaling switchbacks and happening upon hidden highland lakes. She lives in California with her fast-fast dog.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
New and upcoming books
February 2024

Sea of Ink and Gold / Reader
   1. The Reader (2016)
   2. The Speaker (2017)
   3. The Storyteller (2018)
   We Are Not Free (2020)
   A Thousand Steps into Night (2022)
   Kindling (2024)
Traci Chee recommends
The Ivory Key (2022)
(Ivory Key Duology, book 1)
Akshaya Raman
"Set in a richly realized world ripe with magic, The Ivory Key is a dazzling new addition to young adult fantasy. Featuring a broken family fumbling toward healing and a perilous expedition into the ruins of a history that never should have been lost, this is a riveting adventure by a talent to watch."
Forest of Souls (2020)
(Shamanborn, book 1)
Lori M Lee
"With a backdrop of political intrigue, deep magic, and hidden roots, Forest of Souls is a tantalizing beginning to a rich new fantasy series."
We Set the Dark On Fire (2019)
(We Set the Dark on Fire, book 1)
Tehlor Kay Mejia
"A vivid tale of political intrigue, power, and resistance that will thrill the hearts of readers."

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Anthologies containing stories by Traci Chee
You Are Here (2023)
Connecting Flights
edited by
Ellen Oh

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