Children’s book author Tracey Hecht discusses her critically acclaimed series, The Nocturnals
Tracey Hecht, children’s book author of the critically acclaimed series, The Nocturnals, her first middle grade series, that was launched in 2016 with The Mysterious Abductions and The Ominous Eye joins Enterprise Radio.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is working in association with the Author Channel.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Tracey Hecht discuss the following:
- What inspired you to write this series, and do you have the help of a team?
- The Nocturnals touches on a lot of real life scenarios that middle graders experience on a daily basis. The characters help children connect with a variety of emotions that perhaps they are not able to express. What do you hope that children will gain from reading The Nocturnals?
- You tour a lot around the country with this book series, and you also do something unique—your Read Aloud Writing Program that has expanded into virtual visits. Can you touch on the work that you’ve done with schools, libraries, and non-profits around the country and what you’ve found most fulfilling?
- What can fans expect next from you and the brand?
- What advice can you give to parents and caregivers who find it a challenge to get their children reading?
Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who has written, directed, and produced for film. Her first middle grade series, The Nocturnals, was launched in 2016 with The Mysterious Abductions and The Ominous Eye. The American Bookselling Association chose The Mysterious Abductions as a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. Her third book, The Fallen Star, was released in May 2017. The fourth book, The Hidden Kingdom, is set for release in February 2018.
Tracey recently released The Moonlight Meeting, the Nocturnal Brigade introduces their nighttime world to early readers (ages 5-7) who discover the meaning of friendship and sharing. The Grow and Read book program was developed with free online printable storytime activities including coloring pages, animal mask crafts, bookmarks, story and character maps, science cards, and more. We believe the activities help strengthen the understanding of the books for emerging readers while instilling confidence and a lifelong interest in reading. Check out GrowAndRead.com.
In partnership with the New York Public Library, Tracey created a Read Aloud Writing Program in ten schools around New York City. During the year, she continued to conduct this program in over fifty schools, libraries, and bookstores across the country. In June 2017, she launched a partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation to bring The Nocturnals program to the broadcast media centers within pediatric hospitals. The first hospital was the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Recent events have been held in Nashville, TN, and Charlotte, NC.
When Tracey isn’t writing, she can be found hiking, reading or spending time with her family. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine with her husband and four children and her dog Pennie.
The Nocturnals middle grade and early reader books are available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores and libraries across the country.
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