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New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys says: "A brilliant and innovative retelling of a classic that gives entirely new meaning to the term 'Cinderella story'." In a starred review, Kirkus says: "Highly imaginative as well as insightful, this outstanding revision has the power to entrance and provoke thought." PW's starred review calls this "a provocative inversion of the tale of Cinderella."



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Book 1 of The Sherlock Files
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★Starred reviews from PW and Kirkus!

Doing research for a new book (I'm the one without the beard)!

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I hope you'll enjoy finding out about me and my work. I've published nineteen books for young readers and one for adults. My most recent book, Dark of the Moon, is a retelling of the Minotaur myth. My twentieth book and tenth novel, The Stepsister's Tale, is a Cinderella retelling (with a new twist, I promise!) published in June, 2014 by Harlequin Teen. It will be followed in 2015 by another fairy-tale retelling, tentatively titled Fairest (bet you can guess which fairy tale it's based on!).

For reviews, click on a title on the right. For descriptions and other information, go to Find a Book. Learn more about me on the Bio page, and about my writing at Writing.

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You can reach me at Tracy T Barrett (at) yahoo (dot) com. Please have minors write to me from a parent's or teacher's email account. You can also write to me at P.O. Box 50635, Nashville, TN 37205. If you use surface mail and want a reply, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If you're writing from outside the U.S., please enclose a self-addressed envelope and an International Reply Coupon.


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Anna of Byzantium

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Selected works. Click on a title to read reviews!

Fiction for Young Readers
Sometimes you don't know what really happened until you hear the other side of the story.
This tale of love, faith, and betrayal retells the myth of the minotaur as never before.
Homer's Odyssey as told by Telemachos, the son of Odysseus
Book 4 of The Sherlock Files
Book 3 of The Sherlock Files
Book 2 of The Sherlock Files
Book 1 of The Sherlock Files
Will Hector be able to right an ancient wrong?
Is helping a mysterious new friend worth the risk?
Intrigue in the world of medieval Byzantium

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