Tracy Chiles McGhee

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Reply Lanelle Corbin
1:19 PM on July 3, 2017 
Dear Author:

I?m writing to invite you to enter your book(s) in Shelf Unbound Magazine?s 7thAnnual Best Indie/Self-Published Book Competition. Any independently published book in any genre is eligible for entry. Entry fee is $75 per book. The winning entry will be selected by the editors of Shelf Unbound magazine. ENTER IN THE NEXT 10 DAYS AND TAKE $25 OFF THE ENTRY FEE.

"Independently Published" books include self-published books and e-books (such as those published through CreateSpace,, iUniverse, etc.) and/or books and e-books published through small presses. Books entered in last year's competition are eligible for re-submission in this year's competition. There is no limit to the number of books an individual can enter; each book is a separate entry. The competition is open to authors worldwide; books must be in English. Any length book is eligible. The competition also includes the Pete Delohery Award for Best Sports Book, open to fiction and non-fiction sports-related books, in honor of Pete Delohery, author of the novel Lamb to the Slaughter.

Details can be found here:

What makes our competition different?We have about 1,000 entries each year and feature more than 100 winners/finalists/notable books in the December/January issue of Shelf Unbound magazine (in addition to awarding cash prizes). Each issue of Shelf Unbound reaches 125,000 readers.

Please let me know if you have any questions. ? Margaret Brown, publisher, Shelf Unbound,[email protected],214.704.4182.www.shelfmed
Reply Fred Hoerner
2:35 PM on June 19, 2017 
Dear Tracy Chiles McGhee,
I am Fred Hoerner, formerly of UHS, where you were in my English class long ago. I just received an email from Marianna Stark telling me about your successful novel, "Melting the Blues." How thrilling--I am so happy for you, that you write about a passion of yours and that you've found an audience. So I just wanted to say "hey" and congratulate you from a place long ago and far, far away.
Reply Susan Coti
3:41 PM on January 21, 2017 
Dr. Kellee Jenkins, Director
Howard University
School of Education

Dear Tracy,

Greetings! I hope this email finds you well. Dr. Kellee Jenkins, Director of the D.C Area Writing Project (DCAWP), and I were introduced to your work at the author?s conference at Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Washington, DC. We were impressed with your work and would like to invite you to participate in our Celebration of Writers to be held at Howard University on February 25, 2017. This community event will celebrate national and local writers and will be open to teachers, school librarians and administrators, K-12 students, parents, college students and other members of the community. The DCAWP aims to improve the teaching and learning of writing in our local schools.

We will have tables set up where you can sell copies of your book and talk about your work. There is a fee of $50 for the table and you keep 100% of the proceeds from your sales.

We hope you will be able to join us on February 25. If so, please register on the following link:
ebration-of-writers-tickets-28838815674. We hope to see you there! (I apologize, but I can't seem to get the link to go live on this page. If interested, please go to and type in DCAWP. Thanks.)


Susan K. Coti
DC Area Writing Project
Reply Nicole Osborne
2:03 AM on March 11, 2016 
Congratulations Tracy! What a wonderful accomplishment. You are an inspiration!