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Tracy Gardner is a fiction author represented by Fran Black of Literary Counsel. Tracy's mystery romance series with Crooked Lane Books begins with RUBY RED HERRING, named a Best of 2021 New York Public Library top 100 fiction book. RUBY RED HERRING 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. The second book in this series, PERIL AT PENNINGTON MANOR, publishes in 2022.
Tracy is also the author of Hallmark Publishing's first ever cozy mystery series, the Shepherd Sisters Mysteries. OUT OF THE PICTURE is the first book in the now complete trilogy, intriguing, engaging stories about Art Authenticator turned elementary art teacher Savanna Shepherd and her sisters solving murder mysteries in a small Lake Michigan town.
A Detroit native, Tracy Gardner is a daughter of two teachers and she still works as a nurse when not writing. Tracy 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 three young adult children. She 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)