Tracy Brown

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Tracy Brown (born 1974)[1] is an American author of urban fiction who is known for her works set in Staten Island, New York.

Personal life[edit]

Tracy Brown lives in Staten Island, New York, where she was born and grew up.

Brown became pregnant with her daughter Ashley when she was still a teenager. But, she managed to graduate high school despite the odds. She is also the mother of two boys, Quaviel and Justin.[2] She is an alumnus of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

On December 2, 2015 Brown visited the Borough of Manhattan Community College as a guest speaker to students who are interested in becoming professional writers and are fans of her work.

She runs a nonprofit organization known as We Are Ladies First, LTD which seeks to inform, inspire, and empower the young women of Staten Island. She also mentors and teaches a course on writing to young ladies in a correctional environment of the New York State Foster Care System. She lends her talents to community plays, musicals, and church programs, writing and directing her first stage play "Brand New" in 2016.


Her books, which are set in Staten Island and focus on women who triumph despite adversity, have been Essence Magazine, and USA Today bestsellers.[3]


  • Black, Triple Crown Publications, 2003
  • Dime Piece, Triple Crown Publications, 2004
  • Criminal Minded, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2005
  • White Lines, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2007[4]
  • Twisted, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008[5]
  • Snapped, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009[6]
  • Aftermath, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2011[7]
  • White Lines II: Sunny, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2012
  • Flirting with Disaster, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013
  • White Lines III: All Falls Down, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015

Tracy Brown’s stories have appeared in the anthologies The Game: Short Stories About the Life and Flirt.


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