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Tracy Badua
This 2021, Tracy Badua is mentoring Middle Grade
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Tracy Badua
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Tracy Badua is a Filipino-American author of books full of humor, magic, and young people with sunny hearts in a sometimes stormy world. According to her grandmother, Tracy inherited this love of the written word from her great-grandfather, a school teacher in the Philippines. To Tracy, this means writing is in her blood, and she continues this family tradition by telling stories with her own spin in an accessible, heartfelt way.

By day, she is an attorney who works in national housing policy and programs, and by night, she squeezes in writing, family time, pup pets, and bites of her secret candy stash. School and work brought her from California to Washington, DC, and back, and she now lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, chatty toddler, and a photogenic Maltese.

Tracy serves as an Article Editor for the California Real Property Journal, was a Round 8 mentor for Author Mentor Match, and is actively involved in the Filipino American lawyer community.

Natalie Lakosil
Irene Goodman Literary Agency

Favorite Books

Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston
Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! By Jessica Kim
We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly

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