• For Readers

    Book reviews, author interviews and more for readers of picture books, middle grades and young adult literature.

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    Posts to improve your craft and get you published – either traditionally or independently.

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Praise For My Books

  • Figuring Out The Small Stuff

    “I felt like I could relate to the middle school need in this book to fit in and to have your successes highlighted. I can also relate to how uncomfortable and sad it can be when you feel like you aren’t fitting in.”

    Figuring Out The Small Stuff
  • One A Day Y.A.

    I read this story and my heart hurt and my stomach got those little butterflies of discovery and I loved everything about it. I want more books like this one. I want more short stories like this one. Beautiful and anything but simple, this story touched me and hit all the right notes.

    One A Day Y.A.
  • Bookvisions

    Pub Speak is the perfect handbook for those who need to navigate the publishing business. Whether you are a new author or just someone who wants to understand publishing, this dictionary is a great source for terms used in the industry.”

    Bookvisions
  • Ashley at Trees and Ink

    “Even for those writers, editors, and publishing professionals that have been in the biz for years, understanding all of the jargon of the industry can be a bit of a challenge. For those professionals who are just starting their careers, following a conversation or email pertaining to a publishing deal, editing contract, or even the materials required to put together a book proposal can seem like trying to decipher a foreign language…Truth be told, it’s a slow learning process, but with the help of Tracy Marchini’s new reference book you can speed the process up a bit.

    Pub Speak: A Writer’s Dictionary of Publishing Terms is a veritable catalogue of acronyms, technical words, and even common awards and associations that every writer, editor, publisher, and publicist of the English language should know.”

    Ashley at Trees and Ink
  • The Canary Review

    An indie short story worth checking out

    The fact that a 6,000 word story has a flipping subplot should be an indication that Marchini has a knack for story-telling.

    I hope this is the first of many forays that Marchini takes into Brig’s life. I would happily read an entire novel set in the music-controlled world she lives in.

    The Canary Review
  • Sydney Health Writer

    Pub Speak aims to help authors keep up to date on publishing terms and keep you from getting overwhelmed!

    I highly recommend you add Pub Speak to your writing resources!”

    Sydney Health Writer

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