I have interviewed other authors on this blog, but haven't really talked much about myself. I wanted to share a little about why I became an author. When I was in elementary school, I had a very active imagination. I thought up ideas and projects all during the day, so that my teachers would ask me to help them with planning things for special events. I volunteered to help as much as I could. I planned a project for the fall festival when I was in second grade. One thing I came up with was making a scary house out of a refrigerator boxes. Students would climb through the boxes full of streamers, scary faces and a hidden panel was made to poke the students as they passed through. I dreamed up stories to write about, after watching science fiction movies and reading books that inspired me. I won the title of editor in my school newspaper when I was in elementary school.
When I was in middle school, I joined the journalism class and wrote current events for the newspaper. I was featured in the Decatur Daily Newspaper for a story that I sent in for a contest that I entered. After entering high school, I started writing poetry and finally entered them in online writing contest. So you can see that writing has always been a part of who I was. It is my passion and I hope that I can inspire others to follow their dream as well.
It wasn't until recently that I decided to send in my manuscript to a traditional publisher in hopes of them liking what I actually wrote. I didn't know about self publishing and never attempted to go that route.
When Tate Publishing contacted me and said that they wanted to publish my first book, I jumped for joy. The thought of a Christian based publisher made it more appealing. So they have been working extremely hard with my first manuscript, Southern Adventures. I published Gwendolyn's Wish later, but it was released first. Visit my website to learn more about me and my books.
My website: http://tracykauffman.yolasite.com
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Here are my book covers for Gwendolyn's Wish and Southern Adventures.