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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Coming up 5/14/18, Author Tracy Barrett, who recently released her novel "Freefall Summer" (Charlesbridge Teen, April 3, 2018), calls in to our KUCI studios!

Author Tracy Barrett, who recently released her novel "Freefall Summer" (Charlesbridge Teen, April 3, 2018), joined Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm. Tracy has published over 10 titles, and this is her first contemporary YA title. 

LISTEN to today's conversation with Tracy!




Tracy discusses:
  • Using NaNoWriMo to write the first draft of "Freefall Summer"
  • Writing contemporary YA vs. historical YA/middle grade
  • How her own experiences with skydiving influenced the novel
  • Incorporating the myth of Daedalus and Icarus into the story

A contemporary retelling of Daedalus and Icarus, "Freefall Summer" follows Clancy Edwards, the quintessential good-girl who spends her weekends working at her father's drop zone. But as the summer progresses, her dad's protectiveness starts wearing on her, and a new skydiver, Denny, pushes her to start making her own decisions—for better or for worse.

ABOUT
Tracy Barrett is an American author of children’s books and young adult novels. Barrett is best known for her historical young adult novel, Anna of Byzantium, a fictionalized retelling of the life of Princess Anna Comnena in medieval Byzantium.


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