Tracy Mack is a children's book editor and a writer. Before she began her career in publishing, she traveled throughout Western and Eastern Europe and taught English to college students and adults in Spain. Her first novel, Drawing Lessons, was named a Top Ten First Novel for Young Adults, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, a Bank Street College Best Book, and a Teen People Next Award Finalist. Her novel, Birdland, has been described as "A touching portrait of a boy healing from the loss of a family member within the context of New York City healing after the September 11th tragedy."
"Underlying everything I write," Tracy says, "is the essentiality of the creative act. For me, creative self expression is the truest form of empowerment, giving us the life-long tools to deal with whatever difficult or wondrous surprises life throws our way."