Tuesday, August 21, 2018

I Can't Believe I'm here!

It's a dream come true being new to the Harlequin Publishing family and the Love Inspired line. So, I thought I'd do a top ten list of things you might want to know about me as a way of introducing myself to this fabulous group! So here goes....



10. I was born and raised in Columbia County, NY, an area in upstate New York, about 120 north of New York city.

9. I married my high school sweetheart 38 years ago...and that sounds like a really, really long time ago! LOL! And when we renewed our wedding vows our first time, (yes, we did it twice, and Elvis officiated in Vegas) my husband did a top ten list of why he loved me. Not a dry eye in the church!

8. I love to cook, but cleaning up the mess I make....not so much.

7. I always wanted to be an actress, but never got over my stage fright. My degree is in Theater Arts and I loved creating so much that I decided to write instead...and later in my life I realized I wanted to be a NASCAR driver. I'm still trying to figure out a way to make that happen.

6. I sold my first book on 9/9/99 at 1:30 pm. I was watching my favorite daytime soap, Days of Our Lives when Amy Garvey from Kensington Publishing called to make an offer for my novel, Adirondack Jewel which was published as Mountain Jewel.

5.  I love history and happy endings, which is probably why my first love as an author was to write historical romances.
A field in Clymer, NY the setting for A Love For Lizzie 


4. I love binge watching TV shows, like The Gilmore Girls, The Hart of Dixie, and When Calls The Heart.

3. I'm a country girl at heart.

2. I adore my family, which consists of our two married sons and five grandkids. Who knew having grandchildren could be so much fun?

1. My first Love Inspired book, A Love for Lizzie, (A New York state set Amish story) will be releasing in 2019.

Thank you so much for indulging me. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you. In the comment section tell me one thing about yourself! There will be a drawing! One lucky winner (USA only) will be given an autographed print copy of A Changed Agent, Waterfall Press, book one, The Adirondack Pinkertons series.

I invite you to join me on Facebook 
visit my website 

30 comments:

  1. So happy for you, Tracey! And you totally have to pursue that NASCAR dream. ;)

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    1. Hi Katy, I already have my pit crew lined up!! Ha! ha!

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  2. Oh, oh, oh, what line did you sell to at Kensington? I wrote one Gem all those years ago :)
    Loved reading your intro.

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  3. What a fun introduction, Tracey, and welcome aboard! I agree about the grandkids--just wish my seven didn't live so far away!

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    1. Mine are within in a 1 hour to 2 hour drive, depending on which ones I visit. Sometimes I visit them all in the same trip!

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  4. Love your intro, Tracy. Welcome. We are happy to have you. Grandkids are the best. It's like a reward for getting your kids out of the house.

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  5. I had the joy of rooming with Tracey at a conference. She is such a joy! Congrats on your sale to LI. I'm the opposite of you...I'd rather do dishes than cook. I've also given the stage a try a few times. I always got cast as the female villain. Quirky character actress, I guess.

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  6. So glad you are here, Tracey!!! Love your top ten list!

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  7. So happy to have you join us here, Tracey! Looking forward to your future posts!

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  8. Welcome Tracey. I am a retired pastor’s wife and I like to craft and sew. Grandkids sure are great!

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    1. Hi Paula!! I'm a crafter and used to sew a lot back in my teen years. I still have the first sewing projects I did for 4-H. A string apron and a matching pot holder. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Hi Tracey!! It was so much fun to meet you in person at RWA and thanks to your post, I feel like I know you even better! I'm also a new author with LIS so yay for newbies!! One thing about me is that I'm a two-time cornea transplant recipient.

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    1. Hey Sharee, wow on the cornea transplants!! It was great meeting you in Denver and a huge congratulations on your new Harlequin contract!!

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  10. How cool! Welcome to the fam, sister!

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  11. Congratulations, Tracey! So happy for you. I remember in school that you were the shortest, only because I was second shortest! And honestly if it weren't for our 40th class reunion, I wouldn't have known that you are a very talented author! I really lost touch with everyone. So grateful for social media! Oh, and if you want to explore the NASCAR thing, I only live 30 minutes away from the track! You could at least take the tour & do the test drive that they offer ;)

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  12. Hey Kathy! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Yes, I was the shortest and I had the smallest shoe size! LOL.

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  13. Hi Tracey! I didn't know you would be writing for Love Inspired...how cool is that?? They are my go-to books of all time :-) Congrats to you!! Looking forward to seeing your LI books out in the world.

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    1. Oh, I'm supposed to add one thing about me! Talk about number play like your first book sold 9/9/99....my firstborn was 2/29/92 (leap year)! :-)

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    2. Thank you so much, Trixi. I'm very excited about my new books!! And very cool about your firstborn's birthday. Although, leap year, that's tough!! LOL!

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