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

Book Reviews and Free Copies

If you want a free copy of my book in exchange for an honest review posted to Amazon and Goodreads, hit me up in the comments here or on my … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 5 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

Why New Writers Give Writing Advice

Before we go any further, I want to say that I’m as guilty of this as anyone else on the planet.  Go ahead, look at my posts from three years … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · 5 Comments

Go Big or Go Home

Changing jobs is scary.  If anyone else tells you otherwise, they’re lying.  Even if it is a bad situation, there’s still something comforting about the devil you know. So I … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

Sunscreen and a Status Update

Long time no talk, huh? Can’t believe how fast the end of the school year passed us by. Summer camp is in full swing now, and everyone in my house … Continue reading

June 1, 2015

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

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

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.

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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.