Meet Tracy Marchini

Official bio

Tracy Marchini joined BookEnds in June 2016 as their first picture book and illustration literary agent. Prior to building a list at BookEnds, she had over ten years of experience in children’s literature, either at an agency or as a freelance editor and children’s book reviewer. She is thrilled to represent a list of debut and award-winning creators of fiction, non-fiction and illustration for children and teens.

As a children’s author, her picture book debut Chicken Wants A Nap (Creative Editions) was called “A surprising gem” in a starred Kirkus review and was nominated for the 2019 Bridge to Reading Picture Book Awards. Her sophomore picture book, Princesses Can Fix It! is forthcoming (Page Street Kids, May 2021). She holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons College and a BA in English, concentration in Rhetoric from Binghamton University, and as an author has won grants from the Highlights Foundation, the Puffin Foundation and La Muse Writer’s Retreat in Southern France.

Unofficial bio

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.

Literary Agent

Children’s Author

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