Tracy Barrett 

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Tracy Barrett is the author of numerous books and magazine articles for young readers. She holds a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Classics-Archaeology from Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Italian Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarly interests in the ancient and medieval worlds overlap in her fiction and nonfiction works. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study medieval women writers led to the writing of her award-winning young-adult novel, Anna of Byzantium. Her most recent books include the popular Sherlock Files series, and two young-adult historical novels set in ancient Greece, King of Ithaka (Macmillan) and Dark of the Moon (Harcourt). From 1999 to 2009 Tracy Barrett was the Regional Advisor for the Midsouth (Tennessee and Kentucky) with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is currently SCBWI's Regional Advisor Coordinator. Tracy has taught courses on writing for children and on children's literature at various institutions and frequently makes presentations to groups of students, librarians, teachers, and others. She recently resigned her teaching position at Vanderbilt University in order to concentrate on writing and speaking about writing.
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