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About the Author

Tracie Angela Greene became hooked on writing at age six after her first book was published for the school library. She kept writing stories and around age ten; she won third place in the Ebony Jr writing contest. Language Arts was always her favorite subject. She even enjoyed diagramming sentences—an assignment dreaded by most seventh graders. Although creative writing was her favorite, Tracie liked writing nonfiction too. 

Fast forward to senior year, high school, Tracie was yearbook editor and onward while earning a BFA at Pratt Institute in Fashion (her second love), she was a freelance writer for a couple of beauty magazines and interned at Essence magazine. After graduating, Tracie landed a sweet little gig as assistant editor for lifestyle magazine, Black Elegance aka BE. Several articles written by Tracie were published in BE.


​Life happened and a couple of years later, Tracie left her college town, Brooklyn, New York, and moved back home to, Atlanta, Georgia. Lots more life happened as she honed her writing skills, then finally, Tracie started writing the novel she yearned to read. Many years later, upon completion of her debut novel—Enisi, The Bleu Realm—she delighted in realizing how aspects of her authentic life inspired elements of her novel. Like growing up in a suburb of Atlanta and gazing upon a lush temperate forest from the deck of her family’s home. She played fearlessly in those woods and loved to go to a dreamy field of tall willowy grass that bordered the woods. Like when at Pratt, Tracie worked in the library where she regularly hid in the “stacks” flipping through the pages of vintage Ebony magazines, and one day, she flipped to some photos of her father; it was surreal. She discovered an article about her father that no one in her family knew existed. Like her beautiful eclectic gardens where magic springs! Like her grandmother, who didn’t think twice about raising someone else’s child if needed. Like her other ancestors, a blend of blood and "love" relatives who were determined, southern black folks. They were business owners, cooks, teachers, doctors, maids, administrators, librarians, soldiers—educated in schools, and the streets. Like knowing as herstory unfolds, her creativity is God in action.

Tracie Angela Greene
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