Tracy signs with literary agency, Nine Speakers, Inc.

Tracy recently agreed to an offer of representation from literary agency, Nine Speakers, Inc., founded in 1988 by President Diane Nine.

Nine has built an impressive reputation in the literary world that spans decades of representation for works by celebrities, politicians, and notable journalists. She and her Nine Speakers, Inc., team are eager to represent Tracy’s newest manuscript, “Cooper’s Hawk: The Remembering,” as well as Tracy’s plans for a prequel, sequel, and memoir.

“What impressed me most about Diane was her depth and breadth of knowledge about publishing,” Tracy says of their ninety-minute initial conversation. “Well…I suppose what really impressed me most was her love for ‘Cooper’s Hawk.’ It’s not every day that characters as memorable as these and a story as enduring as theirs gift my waking consciousness. Hearing Diane and her team voice the same reaction to ‘Cooper’s Hawk’ made the decision to place this book in their hands an easy one.”

If Nine and her team successfully place “Cooper’s Hawk” with a publisher, this will be Tracy’s sixth book since 2011 — four with the University of Nebraska Press. Because “Cooper’s Hawk” takes place in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina, the book falls outside the Nebraska Press fiction guidelines. “I finally had to break my hiatus from literary agents,” Tracy jokes, “and I’m thrilled to be partnering with Diane and her team.”