Tracy Chiles McGhee is an award-winning, multi-genre writer and the author of the acclaimed 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 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.
Tracy enjoys writing about themes in which she is passionate like love, family, friends, art in the broadest sense of the word, and African-American history, contributions, and folklore. She has been published in a variety of publications such as Shadow & Act (articles), The Fire Inside: Collected Stories & Poems From Zora’s Den, Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection, Word Nation: An Anthology edited by Marita Golden, BOMB Magazine, Tidal Basin Review, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction and Poetry by Multicultural Writers, and Slow Trains Literary Journal.
A graduate of Catholic University Law School and Georgetown University, Tracy lives in Washington, DC.