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It Takes Courage to Dissent

It Takes Courage to Dissent

Many people who have reviewed the Resistance Series books say things like, “I wonder if I could be as brave as Tommy and Careen if I was in similar circumstances.” In a previous post comparing Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” with The Hunger Games, I assert […]

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Tracy’s Writestream Radio Interview

Tracy’s Writestream Radio Interview

I’m so excited to return to Daria Anne’s Writestream Tuesday author interview program for the third time! We’ll be celebrating Ignite’s release, and talking about dystopian literature and how real life intertwines with fiction. We’ll be live from 1:00-2:00 eastern time, and you can call in with […]

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Tracy’s interview on Ethereal Pages

Check out this interview on Ethereal Pages Review Blog! Catherine asked some interesting questions, and includes her reviews of all three books.

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Win a FREE Copy of the Counteract Audio Book!

Contest Runs Through February 15, 2016. FREE Bonus Content PDF for EVERY Entrant! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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DIY Stained Glass Window Project

DIY Stained Glass Window Project

Today I thought it would be fun to share a DIY project my husband and I did at our new house.This is the first time we’ve bought a house and not moved in right away, and it’s nice to have the opportunity to paint and clean and […]

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Body Language: Writing on the Fly

Body Language: Writing on the Fly

Where is your favorite place to write? When I was a kid, I used to lock myself in the bathroom I shared with my sister with my notebook and pencils. I never asked how she felt about being locked out for hours at a time. Solitude and […]

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What Shall I Be? 60s Board Game Spotlights Rapid Social Change

What Shall I Be? 60s Board Game Spotlights Rapid Social Change

I’ll be giving a talk about themes in dystopian fiction at the Free Women Forum in Austin this weekend. All that thinking about individualism, feminism, and choice brought back memories of a board game we had when I was a kid. I dug around on Ebay until […]

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Counteract Selected for 2015 Ohioana Book Festival

Counteract Selected for 2015 Ohioana Book Festival

I was so pleased to learn that Counteract has been selected for the 2015 Ohioana Book Festival, a day-long celebration of reading, writing, and Ohio authors. This year’s festival will be held at the Sheraton on Capital Square in Columbus on Saturday, April 25, from 10-4, and […]

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The Book’s at the Printer. Now What?

The Book’s at the Printer. Now What?

If you answered, “Break out the champagne!” I’m right there with you. But not quite yet. Let me finish this first… It’s nine days until Counteract’s launch, and in between last-minute details for the blog hop scheduled to celebrate the book’s release, I’m hard at work on […]

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Make Mine Freedom

  Here’s a propaganda cartoon from 1948. I’m sure my parents watched this one or something like it as schoolchildren, and maybe that’s why the message seems like common sense to them!

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Resist: Book Two of the Resistance Series won a Silver Medal in the 2016 International Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Resist was named Best YA Fiction 2016 by the Texas Association of Authors Book Awards