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Tracy Chiles McGhee

Tracy Chiles McGhee is an accomplished multi-genre writer and the author of the novel, Melting the Blues. McGhee received six awards for the novel, among them the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Awards) Bronze Medal for Regional Fiction (South); the 2017 Honor Book (Fiction) at the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Self-Publishing Literary Awards; and the 2016 Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Award for First Fiction. She also received an Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards (Mainstream Literary Fiction) and was a Finalist in the prestigious 2014 William Faulkner-William B. Wisdom Creative Writing Competition in the Novel-in-Progress Category.

Other awards include The Reynolds Price Prize in Fiction (Finalist) for two short stories and The Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award (Honorable Mention) in the Salem College International Literary Awards in 2019 and 2014, respectively.

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