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new books !

watching stars

snack cookbook

cat appreciation book

where children experience the little wonders in nature...

hardback book
paperback book 

Watching Clouds


The Windy Day


about Tracy Stanley

Hello Friends, 

Welcome to my website. I live and work under the Redwood Trees, a mile from the tiny historic village of Occidental, CA located in Sonoma county. The beautiful ocean is a twenty minute drive away. This nature setting also features, Dutch Bill Creek and the Russian River.

Next to my house, you will find, The Black Beret Art Studio, where I create sculptures and paintings. I also write and illustrate my children's books here. I hand stamp some of the words in my books.

  My newest book is called Watching Clouds, which is available online on and this website.

Thank you for your interest.


Tracy Stanley

The Black Beret Bookshop

member of SCBWI



"unique nature based books that allow the children's imagination to soar. Some of the images are full of movement, while others are as relaxed as lying in the grass"

Patrick, owner Angels and Architects