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Friday, November 2, 2012

Meet Tracy Krauss!

Tracy Krauss is a best-selling author, playwright, artist and teacher. She is a member of 'American Christian Fiction Writers', 'Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship', and ‘The Word Guild’ as well as several writing related social networking groups. Originally from a small prairie town, Tracy received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Sask. with majors in Art, and minors in History and English. She teaches High School English, Drama and Art. Apart from her many personal creative pursuits, she also directs an amateur theatre group and leads worship at her local church. She and her husband, an ordained minister with the PAOC, have lived in many remote and unique places in Canada's north, including Churchill Manitoba - the 'polar bear capital of the world', the Yukon, and the NWT. They raised four children and were active advocates of the homeschooling movement for many years. They currently reside in beautiful Tumbler Ridge, BC, known for its waterfalls.


Published Novels:

AND THE BEAT GOES ON – a suspenseful romance where archaeological evidence for creation comes at a heavy cost      ISBN: 978-1-60976-809-6

MY MOTHER THE MAN-EATER – a self proclaimed ‘cougar’ takes on more than she bargained for when she tries to juggle five men at once    ISBN: 978-1-60976-585-9

PLAY IT AGAIN – an unlikely match during the 1980s rock n’ roll scene sets the stage for this suspenseful romance   ISBN: 978-1-61204-392-0

WIND OVER MARSHDALE -  strong spiritual forces rock a seemingly peaceful prairie town in this story of prejudice, greed, passion and deceit.   ISBN: 978-1-62135-041-5

All titles can be purchased online at Amazon:  or go to Tracy’s online store for more options at

Published Plays:

(Performance rights must be obtained from the respective publishers)

EBENEZER’S CHRISTMAS CAROL - a unique twist on a seasonal favourite. Published by Pioneer Drama Services

DOROTHY’S ROAD TRIP – Frank L. Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’ comes to life with fresh new characters and few unexpected twists. Published by JAC Publishing

A MIDTERM EVE’S PHANTASM – based on Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ set in a modern high school. Published by Big Dog Plays

LITTLE RED IN THE HOOD – an eclectic cast of fairy tale characters come together in this comdey suitable for all audiences. Published by JAC Publishing

THE WESTERN TALE – not your typical western, this is Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ set in the old west. Published by JAC Publishing

All titles can be purchased through the publisher’s online catalogues, or visit Tracy’s online store for the links.


Connect with Tracy:


Your unique talent – I’m good at packing. I’ve moved over 30 times in my life (some across the country, some across the street) so I can pack a house and load a trailer like an expert.

Share something not many people know about you – I love shoes and jewellery. I’m at 45+ pair (and I donate them when I get tired of them) and I feel naked without a necklace and earrings.


Which best describes your personality:

 Are you a “pet person” or prefer no pets? Sorry, I don’t really care for pets. Too much work. I’m glad to be an ‘empty nester’ and I’m not about to take on what is essentially is another child!

Would you rather travel or stay at home? My bio-polar nature says both, in equal parts. J

Do you read more or write more? I probably write more, but I am an avid reader, too. It depends on my mood.

Prefer cake or pie? I definitely like pie better than cake. I can usually say ‘no’ to cake pretty easily unless it’s something spectacular.

Would, or do, ride a motorcycle or prefer to ride/drive a car? A car, thanks! I don’t like adventurous dare-devil stuff, although my husband has forced me to ride a motorcycle and other such motorized contraptions.

How about taking the bus or walking? It depends on the time of year.

Are you part of a big church congregation or a small church? Our church is small.

Would you describe yourself as happy or joyful? Happy.

Do you like to telephone people or prefer to use e-mail? I like email. It’s more expedient and you can do it on your own time. The exception is my children. I always love to talk to them.

Do you eat at home or eat out? Yikes! I’m embarrassed to say we eat out more frequently than we should. I don’t like cooking, so taking me out to a restaurant is always welcome.

Listen to music or prefer quiet? I love music, but when I’m writing I find I tune out the rest of the world, so it doesn’t really matter. I can write and watch TV, write and listen to music, write and have a crowd around. When I’m in the zone, it doesn’t matter.

Prefer sunrises or sunsets? I love sunsets for two reasons. First, as a prairie girl, I grew up with amazing sunsets. Second, I’m not a morning person, so I’m usually too tired and dysfunctional in the morning to enjoy a sunrise.


  1. Traci I really enjoyed the interview questions and learning more about you. I've started wearing necklaces and I feel naked without one now.
    Deborah Malone
    "Death in Dahlonega"