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Getting Serious About Blogging

Blogging is serious business. Authors, business people, artists ... everyone is blogging these days, hoping to have their voice heard among millions of others. I have been mulling a question over for…Continue

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I Always Cry at WEddings

I Always Cry At Weddings by Sara Goff was not what I expected and I mean that in a very positive way. Based on the title, I was expecting a cliché romance. What I got was a sassy, smart, somewhat ‘Sophie Kinsella’ esque story with three dimensional quirky characters, unlikely heroes, and an unexpected storyline that doesn’t fit into any boxes. Add to that the fact that I could literally picture the locations in NYC and I was convinced. Sara Goff is the real deal. She unapologetically tackles…See More
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Deadly Designs - a review

Ronnie Ingels and Dawson Hughes team up again in Deadly Designs, the sequel to Harmful Intent by Nike Chillemi.  This time, international intrigue and religious radicals are part of the mix when the pair is called in to investigate the kidnapping of a seven year old girl. The story has a ‘007’ flavor since they are backed by a wealthy espionage expert. It is definitely a pageturner, and although I enjoyed meeting the characters again it is not necessary to read book one in order to make sense…See More
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Descended Aaro

I want to give this one six stars, not five. That’s how much I enjoyed reading it. Descended Aaro is book three in the series by Dana Pratola and I must say the entire series is growing on me more and more.  In fact, after reading ‘Aaro’ I had to go back and re-read the first two books – ‘Jett’ and ‘Sebastian’.  Having done so, I’d officially call myself a fan and can’t wait for the fourth (and presumably the last) book.Aaro is probably the most likeable ‘superhero’ in the series so far.  He…See More
Jul 14
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In the Manor of the Ghost

There were shades of Jane Eyre in this romantic suspense novel set in the late 1800s. The author did a good job of creating empathy between readers and her characters. It was written from multiple points of view, which may have added to this sense of empathy, although at times this could be confusing, but it was easy enough to overcome because I genuinely enjoyed the story and wanted to keep reading. I was set for a five star rating until the very end which was a tad convoluted, but I don't…See More
Jan 1
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amazing Love by K. Dawn Byrd

Talk about peaks and valleys! This story is a regular roller coaster ride of emotion. At times I was frustrated (not with the book but with the characters!) but I was compelled to read on. This modern retelling of the Biblical story of Hosea and Gomer is very realistic  and definitely highlights the extent of God's grace.Some readers may find the content disturbing although there is nothing overtly explicit. Well done! See More
Nov 10, 2014
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Spiraling Out of Control

As an aspiring dancer, Stephanie’s future looks bright. Then she and her family move to a smaller location and her hopes are dashed. The only real bright spot is meeting Josh. But one compromise after another begins a downward spiral that ultimately leads to despair. Stephanie finds herself doing things she never would have dreamed and her life seems out of control with no way back. Only God’s grace can bring her out of the pit she’s dug for herself. Spiraling Out of Control by Michelle Dennis…See More
Aug 8, 2014
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The Turning by Davis Bunn

Davis Bunn’s The Turning is well crafted, drawing the reader in slowly but surely to a complex story of media manipulation. The story comes from several points of view. A group of strangers have a chance meeting and feel God’s call to pray after each takes difficult personal steps of growth. At first they don’t know why they have been drawn together, but it soon becomes apparent when a huge media campaign aimed at reaching a generation that has lost hope hits the airwaves. Through God’s…See More
Aug 5, 2014
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The Kalgoorlie Skimpy

Feisty Ferreira is at it again in this mystery by Martin Roth. This is the second Feisty mystery I've read and remains the tenacious amateur PI that I remembered from the first book. A geologist by trade, born in Brazil, educated in the US and living in Australia, Feisty lives up to her nickname as she solves the mystery behind the murder of one of her colleagues in a backwoods mining town. She is a likeable character and I hope to see more of her in future books. Having said that, it did seem…See More
Jul 22, 2014
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A Place Called Bliss

This pioneer saga is rich in historical details and comes from multiple points of view over a span of twenty years. The story develops gradually and is rich in descriptive details as two families move from Scotland to the vastness of the Canadian frontier. The Galloways are wealthy and entitled, about to take their place among the bourgeoning society in the city of Toronto. The Morrisons are headed further west to take up a homestead on the prairies. The two families are connected through…See More
Jul 3, 2014
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Merlin's Blade

Merlin’s Blade by Robert Treskillard, is historically rich and true to the Arthurian literary tradition. The story centers around young Merlin, son of the local blacksmith and blinded at an early age by a fierce wolf attack. His disability has not defeated him, however, and he turns out to be a worthy opponent to the druids who want to take over the town and return it to their pagan ways. There is humor, romance, heroism, and a touch of the poetic reminiscent of Tolkien. Once I finished reading…See More
Jun 1, 2014
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ISBN - 978-1-60693-199-8

Canadian born archeologist Mark Graham unearths a remarkable discovery while at a dig in the mountains of Zimbabwe – pterodactyl remains and giant human bones buried together. Speculation leads to the possible existence of a mythical race known as ‘Nephilim’, a pre-flood people alleged to have descended from both gods and men.

But skepticism and sabotage delay Mark and his team as the dig site is compromised, putting their discovery – as well as his very life – in grave danger. Deceived and framed by trusted friends and colleagues, Mark struggles to safeguard his findings and protect his reputation in order to unearth the mystery behind the Nephilim.



ISBN - 978-1-60976-585-9

Loaded with humor, action, intrigue and romance, My Mother the Man- Eater is the exciting story of a woman whose search for meaning in life finds an unexpected outlet. Joleen Allen is on the hunt for a man. Unfortunately, every time the mother of five meets one, he falls for one of her daughters instead! At forty-four, Joleen has lived a tough life. She became a mother at 16, and her five daughters are now grown. Her ex-husband, Harold, is out of prison and back in the picture, looking for revenge. He’ll stop at nothing – even murder – to ruin Joleen’s reputation as well as her relationship with their daughters. My Mother the Man-Eater makes for some truly tempting and redemptive reading.





ISBN: 978-1-61204-392-0

Sparks fly when an ex rock and roll junkie and a stuffy accountant rendezvous at a local resort, but neither are prepared for the emotional entanglements, family complications, and a threat from the past that unexpectedly resurfaces. Set in the 1980′s, this story brings two opposing forces together in a clash of romance and danger, while its musical undertones highlight the theme that God can turn anything into beautiful music.

PLAY IT AGAIN is the much anticipated prequel to Tracy’s debut novel AND THE BEAT GOES ON. Find out where Mark Graham’s journey began in this, the story of his parents.







ISBN: 978-1-62135-041-5

Marshdale. Just a small farming community where nothing special happens.  A perfect place to start over… or get lost. There is definitely more to this prairie town than meets the eye. Once the meeting place of aboriginal tribes for miles around, some say the land itself was cursed because of the people’s sin. But its history goes farther back than even indigenous oral history can trace and there is still a direct descendant who has been handed the truth, like it or not. Exactly what ties does the land have to the medicine of the ancients? Is it cursed, or is it all superstition?

Wind Over Marshdale is the story of the struggles within a small prairie town when hidden evil and ancient medicine resurface. Caught in the crossfire, new teacher Rachel Bosworth finds herself in love with two men at once. First, there is Thomas Lone Wolf, a Cree man whose blood lines run back to the days of ancient medicine but who has chosen to live as a Christian and faces prejudice from every side as he tries to expose the truth. Then there is Con McKinley, local farmer who has to face some demons of his own. Add to the mix a wayward minister seeking anonymity in the obscurity of the town; eccentric twin sisters – one heavily involved in the occult and the other a fundamentalist zealot; and a host of other ‘characters’ whose lives weave together unexpectedly for the final climax. This suspenseful story is one of human frailty - prejudice, cowardice, jealousy, and greed – magnified by powerful spiritual forces that have remained hidden for centuries, only to be broken in triumph by grace. 

Astraea Press


(Wind Over Marshdale Book 2) 

Thomas Lone Wolf has recovered from a brush with death – and from a broken heart. His work of opening a First Nations cultural center at an archaeological site near the town of Marshdale is almost complete. Once his son graduates from high school, he and his daughter will have to move on to the next project. Just when he has resigned himself to being a single dad for the rest of his life, he meets a woman who seems perfect. But can his wounded heart take a chance on love again? 

Astraea Press



COLONY ZERO - Volume 1 Contact

In 2810, they’re called Zeroes. Some Zeroes are born, somehow slipping through the genetic screening and purification tests in utero mandated by an overpopulated Earth. Others become Zeroes later, the worst murderers and thieves and abusers, despite the same genetic screening. Whether born or made, they are Earth’s outcasts, the dregs, sent to a perpetually dark rock orbiting a Y-class brown dwarf star by a society without the patience or desire to deal with them. 

COLONY ZERO - Volume 5 - Sins of the Fathers

Fear and confusion are mounting on Colony Zero since the arrival of the Earth ship Valkyrie 2. Renata, chief spiritual leader, has her hands full trying to keep the citizens calm. Her own son is not making life any easier with his radical disregard for their way of life. Then she discovers that a potentially dangerous secret could not only threaten to destroy their utopian way of life, but the very existence of the planet. 

COLONY ZERO - Book 2 Duplicity

Two years after a terrible natural disaster, the residents of Colony Zero are still reeling from the horrific death toll, injuries, and lack of supplies. Spiritual leader Renata has had to put personal difficulties aside while trying to maintain calm among the remaining colonists. She finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Lt. Matschke, an idealist young officer who has arrived with the Relocation Ministry convoy that has returned with its own agenda and has offered a partial solution. But before the compromise can be carried out, another insidious force from the past rises up to jeopardize all that they have worked for.






Volume 1 - New In the Neighborhood

Volume 2 - Stuck in the Neighborhood

Volume 3 - Sneaking Around the Neighborhood

Volume 4 - Working the Neighborhood

Volume 5 - Back In the Neighborhood

Volume 6 - Navigating the Neighborhood

Volume 7 - Skeletons In the Neighborhood

Volume 8 - Leaving the Neighborhood

Volume 9 - There Goes the Neighborhood

NEIGHBORS Complete paperback

Vol 1 Audio book




'Ebenezer's Christmas Carol'(aka Ebenezer's Epiphany')
The classic play with a twist. Published by Pioneer Drama Services


DOROTHY'S ROAD TRIP - a play in two Acts

This modern version of the beloved 'Wizard of Oz' has lots of fresh new characters that add fun and flare. Performance rights and kits available from JAC Publishing. It is also available at Amazon as a BOOK or in KINDLE format.


A MIDTERM EVE'S PHANTASM - comic parody of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' . Available through Big Dog Plays  Performance rights and royalties apply.


LITTLE RED IN THE HOOD - mixed up fairy tales and surprising characters, with an anti-bullying message. Available from JAC Publishing. Proof copies also available as a BOOK or KINDLE.


THE WESTERN TALE - Shakespeare goes country in this adaptation of 'The winter's Tale' - dark comedy at its finest. Available from JAC Publishing. Proof copies also at amazon.


HOOK'S NEMESIS - Captain Hook is a neurotic female in this version of the Peter Pan classic. Lots of hilarious characters! JAC Publishing. Proof copies also available from amazon.  

ALI & THE MAGIC LAMP - Ali is a skateboarding girl in this twisted modern adaptation! JAC Publishing. proof copies available from Amazon.



TASTE AND SEE - A Sampling of John 3:16 Marketing Network Authors-
compiled by Lorilyn Roberts


25 YEARS IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR - 52 Authors Look Back- compiled by Stacy Juba


TASTE AND SEE Volume 2 - 30 Best selling authors from John 3:16 - compiled by Lorilyn Roberts



LIFE IS A HIGHWAY:Advice and Reflections on Navigating the Road of Life - (devotional)


- contributions by six Canadian authors



The Sleepytown Express

Tracy Krauss's Blog

I Always Cry at WEddings

I Always Cry At Weddings by Sara Goff was not what I expected and I mean that in a very positive way. Based on the title, I was expecting a cliché romance. What I got was a sassy, smart, somewhat ‘Sophie Kinsella’ esque story with three dimensional quirky characters, unlikely heroes, and an unexpected storyline that doesn’t fit into any boxes. Add to that the fact that I could literally picture the locations in NYC and I was convinced. Sara Goff is the real deal. She unapologetically…


Posted on November 29, 2015 at 5:34pm

Deadly Designs - a review

Ronnie Ingels and Dawson Hughes team up again in Deadly Designs, the sequel to Harmful Intent by Nike Chillemi.  This time, international intrigue and religious radicals are part of the mix when the pair is called in to investigate the kidnapping of a seven year old girl. The story has a ‘007’ flavor since they are backed by a wealthy espionage expert. It is definitely a pageturner, and although I enjoyed meeting the characters again it is not necessary to read…


Posted on November 10, 2015 at 8:24pm

Chasing happy - a review

If I could only choose one word to describe Ann Lee Miller’s Chasing Happy, I would have to say ‘Monumental’. Homosexuality, especially within the context of the Christian community, is confronted head on. Instead of judgment or pat answers, readers come away with a deeper understanding of the inner struggles faced by real people – even Christians – who are struggling to make peace with God. I appreciated the sensitivity with which she writes from the point of view of someone who…


Posted on October 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

The Reluctant Caregiver

The Reluctant Caregiver by Bobbi Junior is a sensitive, true account of the struggles faced when dealing with an aging parent. Confusion, anger and misplaced accusations characterize her mother’s increasing dementia, compounded by a less than ideal relationship and a past riddled with pain. With gentleness and sensitivity, Bobbi describes their journey into uncharted emotional and psychological waters. Above all, this is a book about relying on God’s grace and guidance. It is a…


Posted on October 18, 2015 at 9:13pm

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At 10:30pm on September 5, 2012,

Hey Tracy..! Thanks for the follow...! Following you now..! :)

At 7:10am on September 5, 2012,

Hey there..! :)

I am new here..! I just stumbled upon your profile..! 

 I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @

P.S: Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)

thanks <3

At 11:08pm on June 30, 2011,
Jeanne Bannon

Hi, I just had a look at your blog and am now following you. I'm trying to follow all my fellow Canadian authors on this site.


At 7:31pm on May 21, 2011, Nelson Souzza said…

Hello my friend ! Have a lovely  Sunday  and enjoy. Warm regards from Rio de Janeiro/ Brasil.

At 11:30am on February 20, 2011, Eliza Earsman said…
At 8:12pm on September 30, 2010, Kate Evangelista said…
Great! Thank you for granting the interview. Just send me an email at kateva11(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)ph and we can get things started. :-)
At 7:03am on September 29, 2010, Kate Evangelista said…
I love your site. If you ever want to do an interview for my Author Interview series, let me know. :-)
At 9:50pm on September 28, 2010, mikedraper said…
Hi Tracy;
Welcome to the blog site. Hope you enjoy it.
my blog is
if you'd like to share blogs, I'd be happy to do so.
At 9:19pm on September 28, 2010, Kate Evangelista said…
Hi Tracy,

Welcome to Book Blogs! When you have the time, please come and visit me at:

Hope to see you there,
At 6:42pm on September 28, 2010, Priscilla M. Francis-Dozier said…
Welcome !
Best Wishes !

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