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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. STILL LIFE AND DEATH, the final book in the trilogy, releases 8/10/2021 and introduces new characters including married couple Uncle Max and Uncle Freddie Shepherd.
Tracy's new Crooked Lane Books series debuts 6/8/2021 with RUBY RED HERRING, set in the contrasting worlds of sleepy, upstate NY town Lilac Grove and fast-paced, bustling Manhattan. Gemologist and Antiquities expert Avery Ayers must unravel the mystery of how a priceless ruby is connected to the tragic car crash that killed her parents and discover whether the strange messages she’s receiving could mean her father’s actually alive. Book 2 in this new series, PERIL AT PENNINGTON MANOR, will be released June of 2022.
A Detroit native, Tracy is a daughter of two teachers. She lives with her husband and best friend of thirty years, their three kids, and a menagerie of spoiled rescue dogs and cats. 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)