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

Dragon*Con Roundup

Dragon*Con in Atlanta was epically awesome for me!  I met so many cool people, speculative fiction writers and fans of everything geeky.  It’s really nice to be an environment where … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Gearing Up for Round Two

Getting Gaslight Carnival published on Amazon has been super cool.  I can check writing and publishing a book off the bucket list.  Sure, I’ve written 50k blobs for NaNoWriMo, which … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 2 Comments


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

Dear Writer, How Can I Help?

I tell people I’m a writer, and more accurately when I tell them I’m self-publishing, I receive a range of responses that I group into a few categories: Polite bemusement … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · 3 Comments


I did a crazy thing and got published in an anthology.  I’m still rather amazed when I look at the cover.  See, my name, it’s right there.  (Pointing and gleeful … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Hitting a Rough Patch in My Writing

I was warned after I finished my writing workshop in January that writing would get difficult for a while. I thought I understood what that meant. I didn’t. The tough … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 4 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

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

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

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.