D.L. Tracey Biography
Author D.L. Tracey, an American fiction writer, writes books that run the gambit of life. His main passions are horror, fiction, and suspense. He writes in the style of Alfred Hitchcock, "the Master of Suspense," and Robert Albert Bloch, a cheerfully ghoulish genre writer best known for his mid-century chiller Psycho, memorably adapted by 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 out by an abusive mother at the age of thirteen, he survived on the streets of Weymouth, 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 training. This is where he 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 appears in many of his books, including Galilee, Esker, and Lullaby, and it will continue to feature prominently in future stories.