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Traci J. Macnamara is a writer and literary critic with publications in magazines, journals, and books including Backpacker, Vegetarian Times, Isotope: A Literary Journal of Nature and Science Writing, the Patagonia catalog, A Leaky Tent is a Piece of Paradise: 20 Young Writers on Finding a Place within the Natural World, and Antarctica: Life on Ice, among others. 


As the Survival Skills Topic Guide, she wrote more than 100 articles on topics ranging from emergency shelters to wildlife encounters, and she also wrote for the educational technology gurus at Grockit and Learnist during their start-up phases.


From her home base near Vail, Colorado, Traci has written for print and online publications including Vail Lifestyle, EAT, Beaver Creek Magazine, Vail Health, Glow, and Vail Valley Home, among others. While directing all aspects of her writing and editing business, Wee Inspired, LLC, she offered services spanning writing, editing, blogging, website content creation, and social media. 

As the Co-Founder and Director of Content at SquidBooks, Traci led teams of writers, editors, educators, scientists, and translation experts to create an NGSS-aligned science curriculum for middle school students, complete with science articles available at varying reading levels, quizzes, games, and educational resources. In addition to leading the SquidBooks content crew, she co-authored SquidBooks Life Sciences, a winner of the 2022 Textbook and Academic Authors Association’s Most Promising New Textbook Award. 


Traci received her undergraduate degree in science from the University of Notre Dame (BS) and has also earned graduate degrees in curriculum and instruction (MA, University of Colorado), English literature (MA, University of Manchester, England), and creative nonfiction writing (MFA, Goucher College).



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