Category Archives: Life

On Being an Introvert and the Holiday Party

Tis the season for the holiday party. Who doesn’t look forward to an evening of getting dressed up and hitting the town? Of buffets of food and endless glasses of wine? Of catching up with old acquaintances and meeting new ones? … Continue reading

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Pretending to be Someone Else….Good Idea or Bad?

This morning, I stood in front of the mirror, towel wrapped around my body, hair falling in strings out of a ponytail, and I said to myself, “Be someone else. Just be someone else.” What I meant was, Be someone … Continue reading

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Come and visit…

I’m over at the Soul Mate Authors’ Blog today talking about gratitude. What are you grateful for today? Cheers! Tracy

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The Perfect Combination of Island and Novel

As I sit on the screened-in porch of a beach house rental in Pawleys Island, SC, I can’t help but think about the beauty that surrounds me. It is raining and has been for a while. The drops create a … Continue reading

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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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Interview Today!

Hi folks. Today my interview, courtesy of Julie Ramsey, of Julie’s Book Review fame, is on her website. Come say ‘hi’ and maybe, just maybe win a copy of Wren’s Fantasy! Cheers! Tracy  

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A Day in the Life…

I hate to clean. Actually, I can’t stop myself from cleaning, not like an OCD-type of compulsion, but almost. With three kids, multiple pets and a husband, my house is a mess. And, you know what? I really, really hate … Continue reading

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