Category Archives: Inspiration

Can Young Adult Novels Be Too Harsh?

Or are the gritty stories what readers want? My new novel, A Life, Redefined, is the story about a 17 year-old high school junior in Appalachia. Her name is Rowan Slone and her life has been tough. I mean, hard. And … Continue reading

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Join Me!

I’m over at the Soul Mate Authors’ Blog. Join me there to see what I have to say about the word, No. http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/ Cheers! Tracy

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Year In Review. So, What Happened?

First of all, Happy New Year! I hope 2013 brings you peace, health, and happiness. As we look to the future, let’s also reflect on the past. What happened in my 2012? Many, many things, in fact. My daughter started the fifth grade, and … Continue reading

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Is It Okay To Be Happy This Holiday Season?

With parents suffering the loss of their babies, children suffering the loss of their parents, rapes, wars and hatred running rampant, can we be happy this holiday season? If we are, is that okay while so many others suffer? As I … Continue reading

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Music to My Ears…

Music can create a physiological reaction in our bodies, both in good and bad ways. Loud, pumping music may stimulate, possibly agitate. Classical music can calm, maybe hypnotize, may induce sleep. When you are writing, it is essential to find … Continue reading

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I’m Guest Blogging Today…

I’m over at Nights of Passion today, courtesty of the fabulous Gerri Brousseau, author of A Pirate’s Ransom. I’m talking about what we writers can do to help wake up our tired minds and get that story out of our … Continue reading

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A Place I Love…

As many of you may or may not know, I’m a West Virginia girl. I was raised in the southern part of this mountainous state, went to college in the northern part (Let’s Goooo Mountaineers!!), and my family still lives … Continue reading

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