words & music
Tracy is a fiction author represented by Fran Black of Literary Counsel. Tracy writes Hallmark Publishing's Shepherd Sisters Mystery series, intriguing, engaging stories about Art Authenticator turned elementary art teacher Savanna Shepherd and her sisters solving murder mysteries in a small Lake Michigan town. Book 3, STILL LIFE AND DEATH, releases August of 2021 and introduces new characters including married couple Uncle Max and Uncle Freddie Shepherd.
Tracy's new upcoming cozy series debuts with Book 1, RUBY RED HERRING, hits shelves June of 2021 and finds Gemologist and Antiquities expert Avery Ayers unraveling the mystery of how a priceless ruby is connected to the tragic car crash that killed her parents, and whether the strange messages she’s receiving could mean her father’s actually alive. Book 2 in this new series, working title PERIL AT PENNINGTON MANOR, will be released in summer of 2022.
A Detroit native, Tracy is a daughter of two teachers. She lives with her husband and best friend of thirty years and a menagerie of spoiled rescue dogs and cats, her front door constantly revolving with her two daughters and son back and forth from college. Tracy is a strong believer in the power of baked goods, live music, family, and friends as staples to a happy life. (Animal assistants pictured below)