Tracy J. Gates is Editor-at-Large at Viking. She has Midwestern roots, a New England childhood, and a Catskills mailing address. Armed with an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a graduate degree in Journalism, she of course edits picture books. Her favorite authors and illustrators are always the ones she currently is working with, but over the years she’s been fortunate to create books with Anna Dewdney, Divya Srinivasan, James Yang, Gianna Marino, and many wonderful others. While goofy and heartfelt are often her go-to’s, she is most passionate about bringing the big world to a place where little kids can appreciate it. Her favorite non-work activities include cycling to the local ice-cream shop and pitching in at the dairy farm down the road from her home.