Author bio – Tracy Krauss
Tracy Krauss is an author, artist, playwright, director, worship leader, and teacher. Originally from a small prairie town, she received her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Saskatchewan. She has lived in many places in northern Canada with her husband, a pastor, and their children. They currently live in Tumbler Ridge, BC.
MY MOTHER THE MAN-EATER was originally inspired when she was playing the Sims! The characters and interaction mushroomed into the idea for this book – a forty something cougar on the quest for fulfillment.
Other published works include a play and her debut novel AND THE BEAT GOES ON, a romantic suspense with an archeological and creationist twist.
Short synopsis – MY MOTHER THE MAN-EATER
A forty-something ‘cougar’s’ search for fulfillment keeps getting foiled when her prospects fall for one of her daughters instead. Her ex-husband is out of prison and 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.
Short Synopsis – AND THE BEAT GOES ON
When pterodactyl bones and giant human remains are found together on an archeological dig in Zimbabwe, the team working on the site can hardly believe their eyes. The evidence seems to verify Noah’s flood, creationist theory, and even point toward the existence of an ancient race mentioned in the Bible known as ‘Nephilim’. But skepticism, sabotage and even murder threaten the site and their very lives. With suspense, mystery, romance, and intrigue, And The Beat Goes On raises the bar on the creation debate, while following the story of a prodigal son’s return to faith.
When did you realize you wanted to become a writer?
I started writing approximately 25 years ago shortly after my first child was born. I could hardly wait for her nap time so that I could get out the old typewriter and bang away on my stories!
What is the greatest challenge you face?
My biggest challenge at the moment is finding enough time to write. Like many aspiring authors, I also work full time. Added to that are the demands of maintaining an online presence, and all the marketing and promoting that one is expected to do.
How do you weave your faith into the story?
My books are overtly Christian in that there is a strong emphasis on redemption and faith in Christ. That has been an underlying theme so far in everything I’ve written.
Are you currently working on another book?
My third book is currently in the production phase. It is actually the prequel to my first novel AND TH BEAT GOES ON and is called PLAY IT AGAIN. (Do we see a musical theme here?!?) I am also getting ready to pitch another book called WIND OVER MARSHDALE. It is about one man’s struggle to expose the dark spiritual forces under the surface of a seemingly pleasant prairie town.
What genres do you write in?
I write Romantic Suspense – perhaps heavier on the suspense side, but there is definitely a romantic element. I also like the phrase ‘Edgy Inspirational’, since I’m one of those people. (I’m referring to all the debate online recently in regard to what is acceptable in Christian fiction…) I personally like to walk on the edge, just a bit. Nothing too graphic, and certainly not gratuitous, but my work is definitely not the bonnet variety.
What types of books do you read?
I love spec fiction, Sci-fi, and fantasy. I’ve been reading a lot more straight up romance lately for reviews, but my first love is something with a crazy and unexpected twist. My favorite Christian authors are Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.
Tell us how readers can contact you?
Amazon link: www.kraussamazon.com