Who is Tracey?
My writing has been described as “vivid” and “gut-wrenchingly beautiful.” I've even been accused of making readers cry, which is incredible because I'm a hopeless romantic at heart who believes that love—in all its many forms—truly makes the world go round.
Here's what I hope you'll experience when reading my stories:
Getting swept away by wounded, flawed and vulnerable heroes (and the people who love them).
Joining strong heroes & heroines on riveting journeys through loss, forgiveness and self-realization.
Hanging onto the edge of your seat through action-packed adventure and drama.
And most of all, escaping into the combustible combination of ‘slow burn’ sensual pleasure and true love!
I'm a former Army combat medic and EMT, so medical drama tends to make its way into my writing. I've been riding motorcycles since I was 16, so bikers (and biker chicks!) also tend to show up as characters in my books. And, as a wife and mom, there are always funny or touching moments with my kids and hubby that I sometimes incorporate into my writing (or joke about in my newsletters).
What I do when I'm not writing
After nearly 20 years of running the family motorcycle business, I joined a marketing communications firm full-time so I can continue to be involved in creative endeavors. I enjoy riding my motorcycle (which I affectionately call ‘Black Widow’); spending time at the lake with family; and watching my soccer goalkeeper daughter's games (fun fact: I was a referee for four years, two with my son and two with my daughter!). I prefer to end the day with a good book if at all possible.
I live on a 3-acre oasis in small-town Minnesota with a small menagerie of critters, an infinitesimally understanding hubby, and two almost-grown children who put up with the ‘embarrassment’ of a motorcycle-riding, romance writing mom!
Me and my friend/bunkmate at Army "graduation"
With hubby on one of our many "date rides"
Both kids play soccer; my daughter is a goalkeeper
At a MN Loons soccer game
At various times in my life, I've pursued other creative endeavors in addition to writing. Every one of them has enriched my life and taught me about myself and others.
From show choir in high school, to a bar band in college/early adulthood, to laying tracks for local bands, and even producing my own covers. Read More.
I love combining music with visually compelling images or scenes, which is how I ended up producing a couple music videos (one of which I also shortened into a book trailer). Read More.
I studied this Japanese art form for six years (until we lost our practice space and the group fell apart). I even produced a stage play that incorporated taiko drums! Read More.