KRAUSS, Tracy




Author Tags: Fiction

Tracy Krauss grew up in small town Saskatchewan. She received her Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Saskatchewan with majors in Fine Art, and minors in History and English. She has lived in northern Canada with her husband, a pastor with the PAOC, and their four children.

While living in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, she published her first novel, My Mother the Man-Eater (2010). It is the story of Joleen Allen, who is hunting 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."

Her second novel, And The Beat Goes One (2010), is about a Canadian archaeologist, Mark Graham, who uncovers an earthshaking discovery in the mountains of Zimbabwe. Its the remains of a pterodactyl, found carefully buried next to a set of gigantic human bones. One theory speculates the existence of a race of giants, believed to have descended from both men and gods. The race is called Nephilim, and scientists scurry to find the truth behind the bones.

In 2011 she published Play It Again, followed the next year by an 'e-romance' called Wind Over Marshdale ($2.99) that was 'e'-published with Stephanie Taylor's Astraea Publishing, a venture formed in 2010 to fill the need for "a non-erotic e-publisher that offers wholesome reads but still maintains the quality of mainstream romance." Promotional material states: "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."

BOOKS:

My Mother the Man-Eater (Strategic Publishing Group, 2010) Soft Cover - 6x9 - 560 pages - $22.95 ISBN: 978-1-60976-585-9

And The Beat Goes One (2010)

Play It Again (Strategic Book Publishing 2011) ISBN: 978-1-61204-392-0 16.75

Wind Over Marshdale (Astraea e-book $2.99)

[BCBW 2012]