Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.

Hitting the Top 50 in an Amazon Category

Gaslight Carnival broke the top 50 in Juvenile Steampunk this weekend under the Children’s ebooks -> Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Scary Stories category. I am so psyched that readers are … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · 9 Comments

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Click here to sign up for monthly updates on books, contests, and other fun stuff! Welcome to the Dreamless City, home of Tracy Cembor’s steampunk science fiction series. In a … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 1 Comment


I’m really giddy about this announcement, I’m not gonna lie to you.  I’ve been working on my Gaslight Carnival project since the beginning of the year, and I’m so excited … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Price of Literature (A Rant)

I keep tripping over this question about the price of e-books. I stumble over it in blog posts, it sneaks up behind me and shouts BOO during podcasts, and I’m … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 6 Comments

Mapping My Road Ahead

I often find it useful to plan ahead by considering where I have already been.  I grew a lot as a writer over the past year, both in terms of craft … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

What I Learned from Ira Glass

Most of us are familiar with the voice of Ira Glass, public radio personality and host/producer of This American Life.  I enjoyed these four small videos cut from a larger … Continue reading

December 3, 2014

Editing My First Draft

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m going through an editing phase.  Going through various checklists and asking myself questions about various scenes and aspects therein is part of the … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

Kick in the Pants

Been a while since I shared some writing tips, but I’ve been reading up on my writing craft as I work through some editing issues.  Ever edit is making my … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 5 Comments

News from the Publishing Hinterlands

I’m rounding up the news this week, which consists of a kickstarter for a new science fiction and fantasy magazine as well as some more fun publishing industry drama.  Grab … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

I’m Not a Completionist

I learned some things about myself this weekend. Well, I can’t say it was a big surprise since I have been living with myself for 29 years. (Okay, I might … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 8 Comments

My Thoughts on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

Amazon did a thing.  Let’s talk about it. I don’t want to debate whether or not this is good or evil because it’s not going to change what Amazon has … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 22 Comments

Hachette vs. Amazon: The Petitioning

Welcome to round two in the Hachette vs. Amazon kerfuffle. Forgive the post title, but this feels like the bad sequel to a movie blockbuster dud. They followed the formula, … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 16 Comments

Of Days and Weeks

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Posting Schedule for 2014-15

Monday through Friday I will be posting about writing as business and craft, the science of creativity, all things steampunk, and progress on The Dreamless City.

Weekends are reserved for my Music Playlist.

Writers of the Future Honorable Mention

About the Author

Tracy Cembor attempts to juggle a preschooler and a baby, a full-time job, random geekery, and the writing life. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a steampunk urban fantasy novel. Come join the adventure.