Meet Tracy Marchini
Tracy Marchini is a Literary Agent and children’s author. Prior to joining BookEnds Literary, she worked as a Communications Manager, a freelance editor, an agents’ assistant at Curtis Brown, a children’s book reviewer, a newspaper correspondent, and a freelance copywriter for Scholastic Book Clubs.
As an author, her debut picture book, Chicken Wants a Nap, is available from Creative Editions (Fall 2017). She is an Amazon bestseller that’s been accepted for publication in Highlights Magazine and has won grants from the Highlights Foundation, the Puffin Foundation and La Muse Writer’s Retreat in Southern France. She holds an M.F.A in Writing for Children from Simmons College and a B.A. in English, concentration in Rhetoric from Binghamton University.
Tracy can’t quite tell you when or why her love of ducks started, but she’s almost positive that every day can be improved with a duckling. (Ask these guys! It’s true!) She was picked last in kickball for all eight years of elementary and junior high school, and still remembers the one day in sixth grade where she kicked the ball over the pitcher’s head for a double. In high school and college, she had excellent concert ticket luck and still owns some of her autographed t-shirts. Before she graduated with her B.A. in English, she got into a prank war over Jane Austen quotes and was out-pranked by the third or fourth day. She ran the NYC marathon to make up for her years of terrible kickball playing, but has yet to redeem her sub-par pranking abilities.