Short Story:
Hi, my name is Tracy. I write for kids and am a former elementary teacher and librarian. I have always loved reading and am forever curious. I love to learn new things, travel, hike, quilt, stitch, craft and, of course, read & write.

Longer Version:
I started out as an early childhood and elementary teacher in Texas.  I was blessed with three boys and the ability to stay home with them and become involved in their schools. When they were older, I went back to school and earned my Masters of Library Science.  Again, I was blessed, this time with the wonderful task of opening a new school.  I had the privilege of working with PreK through 5th grade students and teachers, and I loved every minute of it.  Next on my journey,  my husband and I made the difficult decision for me to give up my position so that I could travel with him for his job, which I enjoy immensely.  That is when I followed my passion for books and began the journey of writing.

-Part of writing and winning a $20,000 grant for my school
-Sold numerous activities and songs to the Education Center, Inc. for publication in their monthly Mailbox magazines
-Selected to be a freelance writer for The Education Center, Inc.
-Webmaster for the Elementary School where I was librarian

Listed on the editorial team where my work appears in Cards to Go-Songs and Rhymes, published by The Education Center, Inc.

Listed on the editorial team where my work appears in The Ultimate Classroom Solutions-Early Childhood, published by The Education Center, Inc.

Writing fiction and nonfiction for emergent readers, early chapter books and picture books
Writing faith magazine stories for kids

-TLA         Texas Library Association
-ALA         American Library Association
-AASL       American Association of School Librarians
-SCBWI    Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Writing Courses
-SCBWI Conferences and Courses
-Highlights Foundation Courses
-Children's Book Academy
-Lyrical Language Lab
-The Writing Barn Courses

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
        with a minor in Early Childhood - University of Texas at Austin
Master of Library Science - Sam Houston State University

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