Welcome to this week’s Super Middle Grade Mondays Book Blitz presented by Tantrum Books/Month9books!
Today, we get up close and personal with
author of Tracy Tam: Santa Command from Tantrum Books.
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Describe yourself in three words.
Quiet. Determined. Quirky.
Describe your book in three words.
Scientific. Magical. Santa-riffic
Tell us about your day job.
I’m a substitute teacher. I used to be an elementary teacher, but I love how subbing gives me more time to spend with my family and to write.
Which writers inspire you?
Judy Blume because she understood what it was like to be a preteen, Richard Peck because of Bel Air Bambi and the Mall Rats as well as all of his historical novels, JK Rowling because Harry Potter.
What is your writing process like?
I know the beginning, a few main points in the middle, and the end. Then I sit down and write. I send one of my critique partners (Dianne K. Salerni) my chapters one by one for feedback. Once I have a rough draft, then I write an outline and revise from there.
What are you reading right now?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Again.
Do you have an author crush?
Maggie Stiefvater. The way she writes her characters leaves me in awe.
Physical books or eBooks? Physical books
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
Twitter or Facebook? Facebook
Song you can’t get out of your head right now? Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
Sweet or salty? Sweet
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Write on computer or notebook paper? Computer
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