D.L. Tracey Biography
Author D.L. Tracey, an American fiction writer, writes books that run the gambit of life. His main passion is horror, fiction, and suspense. He writes in the style of Alfred Hitchcock, known as "the Master of Suspense", and Robert Albert Bloch, a cheerfully ghoulish genre writer, best known for his mid-century chiller Psycho and its memorable adaptation by Alfred Hitchcock.
Donald Lee Tracey was born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1957, the second son of Donald and Jane Tracey. Donald attended grammar school in Weymouth Massachusetts and then North Weymouth High School. Thrown onto the streets by an abusive mother at the age of thirteen, he survived on the streets of Weymouth, and at times living with friends. Don dropped out of high school in 1974 two years short of graduation.
In December of 1975, Don enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. and went off to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. for thirteen weeks of intensive Marine Corps training. This is where Don first found his talent for writing. He began keeping a personal diary of day-to-day life in Parris Island called Short Stories from the Island.
Readers of D.L. Tracey know that Weymouth, Massachusetts, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, including Galilee, Esker, and Lullaby and many more of his future writings.