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Tracy Deonn

Tracy Deonn is the New York Times is the New York Times bestselling author of Legendborn and a second-generation fangirl. She grew up in central North Carolina, where she devoured fantasy books and Southern food in equal measure. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication and performance studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tracy worked in live theater, video game production, and K–12 education. When she’s not writing, Tracy speaks on panels at science fiction and fantasy conventions, reads fanfic, arranges puppy playdates, and keeps an eye out for ginger-flavored everything.Tracy is a champion for diversity and representation in science-fiction and fantasy literature and media. And when Tracy’s mother told her that the women in their family were Black Bene Gesserits, she believed her.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction
   1. Legendborn (2020)
   2. Bloodmarked (2022)
Tracy Deonn recommends
Ballad & Dagger (2022)
(Outlaw Saints, book 1)
Daniel José Older
"Ballad Dagger is a symphony of a book. Daniel Jose Older immerses readers in a sweeping epic about the power of ancient forces within the evolving reality of diaspora, all while balancing humor, magic, and romance. This is a story about teenagers who are willing to crack open history itself in order to find the truth, and Mateo Matisse is a hero worthy of song."
One for All (2022)
Lillie Lainoff
"One For All is a reimagining that is both poignant and fiery--and like no other Musketeer story you have ever read. Just like the blade her teen protagonist Tania wields, Lainoff's prose is effortlessly precise, fluid, and sharp . . . a breathtaking adventure story set in the past that also speaks to our present and future--the best type of historical fiction. Tania's story is for anyone who has wondered how to carve a path through a world that does not accommodate your whole self."
So Many Beginnings (2021)
(Remixed Classics, book 2)
Bethany C Morrow
"Bethany C. Morrow's prose is a sharpened blade in a practiced hand, cutting to the core of our nation's history. So Many Beginnings' reckonings with race reverberate across time to challenge not just the stories we've been told, but the voices who have told them. A devastatingly precise reimagining and a joyful celebration of sisterhood. A narrative about four young women who unreservedly deserve the world, and a balm for wounds to Black lives and liberty."

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Anthologies containing stories by Tracy Deonn
At Midnight (2022)
15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined
edited by
Dahlia Adler

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