Tracy's nerdiness was obvious by fifth grade, when she reveled in writing her first book report (subject: "Jane Eyre") and winning her first science fair (subject: mold growth). As a literature and creative writing student at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, she finally found her people and spent most of her free time watching "Star Trek" and playing D&D -- when she wasn't writing poems or reading feminist fiction. Today, Tracy has a house full of computers, consoles and cats, and the fiction wing of her library spans from Jane Austen to Marion Zimmer Bradley and "American Gods" to "Y: The Last Man."
Tracy joined HowStuffWorks.com in 2005 and spent her first few years as a staff writer taking stuff apart and mining patents, papers and interviews for details on how things work. Now, she's the site director.
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Tracy V. Wilson's Articles on HowStuffWorks:
- How Kissing Works
- How Crossbows Work
- How Holograms Work
- How Fire Breathing Works
- How the Human Blockhead Works
- How Sword Swallowing Works
- How can someone lie on a bed of nails without getting hurt?
- How Geniuses Work
- How LEGO Bricks Work
- How the One Man Star Wars Trilogy Works
- How Men Work
- How Women Work
- How Pirates Work
- How Play-Doh Modeling Compound Works
- Battling Blockbusters: Fighting Against Superman
- How Cockroaches Work
- How Bees Work
- How Fleas Work
- How Saber-tooth Cats Worked