Tracy Deonn Walker
Tracy Deonn Walker is a scholar-artist, young adult author, and geektivist. Her essay about growing up Black, female, and geeky is published in Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster’s OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES anthology and her debut YA contemporary fantasy series, DESCENDANTS, will be published 2020 and 2021, also by Simon Pulse. Tracy is on the Advisory Board of the upcoming 2019 documentary film, Looking for Leia, which explores the fandom of Star Wars fangirls. Tracy received her BA and MA in Communication and Performance Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she wrote an award-winning thesis play about Superman, West African myths, and secret identities. After working as a theater director and a video game co-writer/producer, and returning to academia, Tracy was named a Graduate Fellow of Duke University’s Story Lab. Tracy can be found on Twitter as @tracydeonn. Find more info at tracydeonnwalker.com.