Tracy Wheatley

Tracy Wheatley

Tracy was born on a cold winter day during a snowstorm and has been cranky about it ever since. The most interesting thing about her is that she has a scar on her finger from an ice cream-getting mishap. She’s pretty much scared of everything, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to do everything, poorly managing her time and getting stressed about it. She likes to think she specializes in short story writing, and if she can’t say something new, she hopes to say it’s weird.

Tracy is a proud member of the Scavengers Network, and recently claimed the network’s empty HR department as her own, anointing herself as ruler over that domain.

Her writing dreams include:

  • becoming friends with B.J. Novak and Elizabeth Gilbert
  • publishing a short story collection
  • getting published at all, having a book turned into a solid C+ tv show
  • being asked by Bethesda and Naughty Dog to write for Elder Scrolls 8 and The Last of Us 4
  • and making just enough money from writing that she can spend winters somewhere warm

Success! You're on the list.

Tracy can be heard on these podcasts:

Tracy has been influenced and/or just really likes these books:

  • The Illustrated Man
  • One More Thing
  • The Name of the Wind
  • Unwind
  • Big Magic
  • Pathfinder
  • Harry Potter
  • The Night Circus
  • Graceling
  • A Darker Shade of Magic

Tracy can be seen on these Twitch streams:

  • Persona 5—a weekly stream where Tracy plays Persona 5 for the first time, while Beth (of Apotelesma fame) provides sage wisdom to help her psyche survive.
    • Streams on Mondays at 5:00pm central on Twitch
  • The Last of Us Part II—a weekly stream where Kyle (of The Last Space fame) plays the PS4 bombshell, The Last of Us Part II, while Tracy and Erin King (of a whole bunch of podcasts fame, many of which can be found on the Scavengers Network) provide important commentary…and curse Kyle with unique punishments from a random number generator.
    • Streams on Wednesday at 7:30pm central on Twitch
  • Undertale—a weekly stream where Tracy plays the PS4 game, Undertale, while Kyle (of The Last of Us fame) creates ridiculous voices to give the characters.
    • Streams on Thursdays at 7:00pm central on Twitch
Latest Posts

How to Write Good for Writers

Stories are driven by characters. You must have lots of characters. Add another. Add another. Add another. You need more characters. You’ll never have enough characters. Why can’t you come up with more characters?

Passing Time

The tea kettle whistled, and she shuffled over to her stove, paying no mind to the cat circling her ankles. They knew each other too well for either of them to get tripped up. She turned off the burner and waited until the water was not quite boiling and poured it into her waiting mug, letting the earl grey steep.

A Doe’s Proposition

They cuddled up under the blankets and talked about their weekend plans, dreams for the future, and briefly argued about the absolute best way to cook an egg. They laughed and snuggled, pressed against each other under a dozen blankets, perfectly content while the sun faded over the horizon and the stars came out.

Internetional Helmetball League

Reported by Diane Weathersby

It’s that Helmetball time of year again and I’d be remiss if I didn’t scour the planet to find you all the Helmetball facts1 and fantasies2 that will enrich your viewing experience and help you ace your AP History exam.


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