Tracy Marchini

Biography

Tracy Marchini is a freelance writer and editorial consultant. Before launching her own editorial service, she worked at a literary agency, as a children's book reviewer, a newspaper correspondent and a freelance copywriter. She may also be known as the worst kickball player to ever grace her schoolyard.

More information about her and her critique services can be found at www.tracymarchini.com.

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Books

Don't Haunt This Place
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Series: Now Hear This!. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Seventeen-year-old Amanda has just learned that she's pregnant by her crack-dealing boyfriend. Estranged from her family and most of her friends, the pull of the drugs, Billy, and her old way of life is strong. But she can't do to her baby what her mother did to her. She has to find a way to break the cycle.
Lover I Don't Have To Love
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Series: Now Hear This!. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Thanks to a runaway best-seller, the world thinks that Greg Hanlon fell in love with Angeline while sailing the open seas, and lost her before they could marry on the beach. Though the book started out as a bet between Greg and his best-friend Darrin, the project has taken off like neither of them expected. In this absurdist short-story, one young adult must come to terms with fame -- or infamy.
Effie Goes To Prom (The Effie Stories, #5)
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Series: The Effie Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
When Robbie and Muffy break up just three weeks before prom, Robbie asks Effie to go as a friend. But Effie knows this is her chance to get Robbie to see her in a romantic way, and not in a platonic let's-dare-each-other-to-eat-as-many-marshmallows-as-we-can way. On the most important night of her high school life, will Effie finally get the romantic date she's been hoping for?
Effie On Vacation (The Effie Stories, #4)
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Series: The Effie Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Effie is going on Spring Break with her mother, Aunt Rosie and a four-months-pregnant Ophelia, while her boy-that-is-a-friend is spending his vacation with his girlfriend and her family. Still not over Robbie, Effie looks for a "spring fling" on the beaches of North Carolina. But when all is said and done, she's pretty sure what she ends up with is NOT the stuff that romance novels are made of.
Effie On A Date (The Effie Stories, #3)
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Series: The Effie Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Effie is less-than-thrilled when her best-friend and long-time crush, Robbie, asks her to join him and his new girlfriend on a double date. But when Effie sees her date, the tall, handsome Eric, the night looks like it's taking a turn for the better. But Eric isn't the dreamboat he appears to be, and Effie quickly realizes she may be on the worst date ever.
George & Ophelia's First Christmas (The Effie Stories, #2)
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Series: The Effie Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
It’s George and Ophelia’s first Christmas as a married couple, but Effie is only half-concerned about the fact that her sister may or may not be hiding the fact that she’s pregnant. All that Effie wants for Christmas this year is to go out on her first date with Robbie – her boy-that’s-a-friend. Asking Robbie out during a family gathering though, isn’t quite as easy as it seems.
The Engine Driver (A Dystopian Short Story)
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Series: Now Hear This!. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Brig has never been allowed to hear a sad song in her entire life. Her Playlist Treatment Plan, designed to control her emotions by playing appropriate songs in her head, isn’t working for her. But when her friend is chosen to go to Musician’s School and given a musical instrument, Brig might have her one chance to hear a song that matches how she really feels, instead of how she should.
Haunting At Heidelburgh Mansion (A Hot Ticket Short Story)
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Series: Hot Ticket. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
When twelve-year-old Juliet Robinson isn't invited to Cindy's Un-Halloween Party at a possibly haunted mansion, she can't resist crashing. But after her best-friend, Lucy, disappears, Juliet has to find a way to get her friend back from the headless bride -- or risk losing her friend forever. Haunting At Heidelburgh Mansion is a 35 page, middle grade short story.
Centaur In Love
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Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
It's a tale as old as time -- a football star in love with a cheerleader. But when that football star is a centaur, love is just a little more complicated. Centaur In Love is a YA fantasy story of 1,100 words. Also includes a sample of Effie At The Wedding (YA short story) and Hot Ticket (middle grade mystery).
Hot Ticket (Ticket Trilogy #1)
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Series: Hot Ticket. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,090. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
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Juliet Robinson is the only sixth grader in John Jay Jr. High who hasn't received a "hot ticket" from the mysterious ticket dispenser. When one of the dorkiest kids in school - Crammit Gibson - receives a ticket before she does, Juliet decides that the ticketing system has to stop. With the help of her friends, Juliet is determined to catch the ticket dispenser once and for all!
Effie At The Wedding
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Series: The Effie Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
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Effie has a million reasons why she's not thrilled to be at her sister's wedding. When she finds herself locked in the bathroom, she thinks she might just stay there. It's better than hearing from her mom about how often she's been to the buffet or how beautiful Ophelia looks in her wedding dress. In this hysterical young adult short story, Effie will have to find a reason to celebrate.
Pub Speak: A Writer's Dictionary of Publishing Terms
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 18,430. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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Curious what a certain term means in a book contract? Not sure what the difference is between an easy reader and a picture book? Can’t tell a Newbery from a Nebula? Pub Speak: A Writer’s Dictionary of Publishing Terms is a dictionary for both new and established authors that contains over 400 definitions, including contract and royalty terms, ebooks and audiobooks, and trade organizations.

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