Tracy Chiles McGhee

Author. Speaker. Cultural Enthusiast.



Tracy Chiles McGhee is an award-winning, multi-genre writer and the debut author of the acclaimed novel Melting the Blues. Kirkus Reviews describes the book as "A brave, musical story rich with Southern history."  Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite declares the book "A tale full of redemption and love ... A fascinating, expertly written debut."

McGhee received the:

2017 Honor Book at the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Self-Publishing Literary Awards in the category of Fiction
2016 Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Award in the category of First Fiction
2016 BIG Greater Orange County Chapter/Amber Communications Group, Inc. 4th Annual Literary Award
2016 Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards in the category of Mainstream Literary Fiction
2014 Finalist in the 2014 William Faulkner - William B. Wisdom Creative Writing Competition in the Novel-in-Progress Category
2014 Honorable Mention for the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award in the International Literary Awards presented by Salem College 

McGhee's writings have appeared in a variety of publications such as the bestselling anthology "Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection", "Reflections Literary and Arts Magazine", "BOMB Magazine", and "Tidal Basin Review".  She is the co-founder of the Literacy Empowerment Action Project, a nonprofit that provides innovative literacy, school improvement, and youth development programming to expand educational opportunities globally. In addition, she is an Ambassador for the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. McGhee graduated from Catholic University Law School and Georgetown University and currently lives in Washington, DC.