Exclusive Interview: The Nine Author Tracy Townsend

Given that she has a Master’s degree in Writing & Rhetoric, a Bachelor’s degree in creative writing, and now teaches creative writing and science fiction & fantasy literature at the public school where she served as the chair of the English Department, it’s not surprising that one of the major plot elements of Tracy Townsend’s fantasy novel The Nine (paperback, Kindle) — the first part of her Thieves Of Fate trilogy — would be a book. Or that she’ll ding me for that run-on sentence. But in the following email interview about The Nine, Townsend admitted that the novel some think is an influence on hers is one she never finished reading.