Tracy Nelson Maurer | Writer - Writer

“I love to write. Everything about it charges me up—discovering ideas, researching, playing with words, even revising my revisions. So far, I’ve published more than 100 nonfiction and fiction titles for children and young adults. Learn more about my books here or email me about an author visit. I’d love to talk with your students or group about writing or books!”

- Tracy Nelson Maurer

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Here's Me!

If you're looking for photos of me for a report or promotional or publicity purposes, please contact me about a hi-res image. I'm happy to help. Also, please include the photo credit where credit is due. Thank you.


Tracy with a "laker," a Great Lakes ship, in the background. © Don Farleo


Tracy in her favorite green sweater. © John LaNasa


Tracy with her mom touring the W. G. Mather in Ohio.


Tracy in her garden. © Meg Maurer


Tracy with her favorite cat and dog in Connecticut. © Ann Matzke


Tracy in the Dr. Seuss park in Connecticut. © Ann Matzke


Tracy with her first and favorite author. © Ann Matzke


Tracy visiting New Haven, CT. © Ann Matzke


Tracy aboard the Wm. G. Mather in Cleveland. © Lois Nelson


Tracy receiving the Northeastern MN Book Award Honor. © Lois Nelson

Brief Bio

Tracy Nelson Maurer has published more than 100 titles for children and young adults, including Storm Codes. Her newest picture-book biographies include Samuel Morse, That's Who!, John Deere, That’s Who! and Noah Webster’s Fighting Words. Tracy holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and lives with her family near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Find her on Facebook or Twitter, or at

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