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Tracey West is a children's book author, as well as a co-founder of Poptropica. She writes books pertaining to Poptropica, along with several other books based off of major franchises (e.g., Pokemon, LEGO). Her avatar on Poptropica is Medusa.
Tracey West was born in New Jersey in 1965 as the first sibling of three. Every day, she would go out and play with her siblings Michael and Katie. She also showed a large interest in books at an early age, often going to the library during summer to take out as many books as she could hold.
After graduating high school, West proceeded to go to Rutger's University, where she studied English and Journalism. During her stay at Rutger's University, she worked on the college newspaper. After graduating from high school, West became the editorial assistant at a small publishing house. Soon after, she became a worker for a children's book "packaging company" and wrote her first book, Spies and Lies (Nancy Drew).
In 2005, West married Bill Hancock; a friend from high school. As of today, she continues to live with Bill Hancock, as well as three dogs, one cat, and three step-children.