Hey Brain Junkies!

When I’m not podcasting, I’m an author of young adult fantasy and science fiction. My debut book, THE NAMES WE TAKE came out May 2020! You can get a copy of The Names We Take from one of our local Spokane bookstores, Aunties Books or Wishing Tree!

A little about me!

Over the years I’ve been a vet tech, done tour guiding for the Seattle Aquarium, taught tap dance at Washington State University, did an internship at The National Zoo with Golden Lion Tamarin monkeys (they also let me work with soft clawed otters and bears, oh my). I’ve tossed pizzas, run an espresso bar, volunteered at two elementary school libraries, science demoed for kids…WHEW. It turns out ADHD and a penchant for going all in when it comes to research is part of what helps us make magic at Brain Junk.

My writing bio & socials:

Trace (she/they) is a bisexual misfit mom of two who writes action packed magical stories that celebrate queer characters (and she’s ALL ABOUT happy endings). If you love The Raven Cycle, The Last of Us, Lattes & Legends, The Magicians or anything by Terry Pratchett–you might like what she writes!

Trace lives a life of organized chaos in Spokane with a gardening crazed chemist, several chickens, and two grumpy cats.

Email: or find her on Twitter as @teakerr, Insta as trace.kerr, and TikTok as @writekerr.