About Tracey S. Phillips

Tracey S Phillips HeadshotTracey S. Phillips has played the piano since age three and attended Berklee College of Music.  She considers herself a serial artist who gardens, teaches piano lessons, loves to draw, and writes in two genres. In 2020 she founded Blackbird Writers, authors flying under the mystery umbrella.

BEST KEPT SECRETS won a Hugh Holton Award in 2018.  Her short story, On Angel Wings, is published in LitBop Vol. 1, issue #2. She is a two-time finalist for the Claymore Award for Best Detective novel and Best Mainstream Fiction. Watch for her reviews in The Big Thrill magazine. She also writes romantic thriller under a pen-name.

Tracey lives in Wisconsin with her husband they love to travel. Please consider buying locally from a bookstore near you. Be sure to write a review on Amazon, Bookbub, or Goodreads.W

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  • Matcha tea with cream and honey.
  • Dark Chocolate. I love dark chocolate.
  • Anything infused with chilies.
  • Malolactic Chardonnay and occasionally, a good dirty martini!


  • Mean, spiteful people.
  • Generic rejection letters.
  • Creamed corn.

Death Row Meal:

  • Pumpkin pie – or any pie for that matter…with real whipped cream!

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She is a member of International Thriller Writers Association, Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.

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