Tracy Kauffman is a Christian fiction author of Young Adult and Children Stories. She grew up in North Alabama, where she still resides with her husband and daughter. She loves taking cruises and traveling with her family. Her favorite place that she has been to is the Grand Canyon.
Tracy has an associates degree in Nursing. She is a registered nurse and works part time in a local nursing home. The rest of the time she spends her time writing books and marketing them. Her titles include: Gwendolyn’s Wish, Southern Adventures, Richard the Lionheart, My Boyfriend the Squire, Southern Attraction and Captain Honey Bear Saves Goldie Locks.
Tracy started writing poetry at a small age and won the title of editor in her school newspaper, when she was in second grade. She had her first poem published in a online writing contest called, The Cosmetology Student. She decided to write her first book, Southern Adventures, when her son left home for the Air Force.
She loves writing and hopes to be able to inspire her readers into living a happy healthier life. She feels like her own life experiences have made her a better writer. Learn more about her by visiting her website or blog.
Tracy’s website: http://tracykauffman.com
Her blog: http://tracykauffman.blogspot.com
What inspires you to write?
Writing relaxes me. I am always thinking up something new in my mind at all times so I write to get it out of my mind. Inspirations come throughout the day from various things. I started writing about my own life in my book: Southern Adventures. Then I wrote Gwendolyn’s Wish from a dream. Then it seemed the other books just flowed easily.
Tell us about your writing process.
I used to brainstorm. Now I might research something off the internet but writing comes easily. I guess you can say I am a seat of the pants type writer. The characters are made up usually somewhat in advance. At other times I add some when the story calls for someone new or to make the dialogue more interesting.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Somewhat as I write I might talk to the characters or at least try to get into their head to see what they might be thinking.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep working toward the end goal.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After I finished my book I sent some directly to the publishers. Tate Publishing called me and offered me a contract, so it came pretty easy after that. I would suggest any new author to explore new options and see what each publisher has to offer. Some publisher require agents but I prefer not to use them.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It is somewhat scary due to some book stores closing but as long as people enjoy reading the book publishing world will continue. Look at what we have learned from books. We have learned about history, medicine, historic animals, how to manuals, etc…
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Young adult, children, historical fiction
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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