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LONG BIO

Once upon a time, Tracy Lawson was a little girl with a big imagination who was obsessed with telling stories. Her interests in dance, theatre, and other forms of make-believe led to a twenty-year career in the performing arts, where “work” meant she got to do things like tap dance and choreograph musicals.

Her greatest adventures in musical theatre included creating disco choreography for forty middle schoolers on roller skates in Xanadu, building cast members’ endurance during an extremely aerobic jump rope number in Legally Blonde, and wrangling a cast of amazingly enthusiastic teenaged tap dancers in Crazy For You. She can also spin plates on sticks while she tap dances. Just ask her. She’ll be happy to demonstrate!

Though teaching dance and choreographing shows was a great outlet for her creativity and boundless energy, Tracy never lost her desire to write. Faced with her only child leaving for college and her husband’s simultaneous cross-country job relocation, it seemed she’d found the perfect time to switch her focus. But fear not—she has maintained her ties to educational theatre by returning to choreograph a few shows a year at Bexley City Schools in Columbus, Ohio, so she can continue to nurture students and share her passion for putting on a great show.

The Cincinnati native now has to her credit six books, including an award-winning nonfiction history book, Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More: Explorations of Henry Rogers’ 1838 Journal of Travel from Southwestern Ohio to New York City (McDonald & Woodward, 2012), based on the writings of her great-great-great grandfather. To satisfy her curiosity about other aspects of her ancestors’ lives, she wrote the companion volume  Pride of the Valley: Sifting through the History of the Mount Healthy Mill (McDonald & Woodward, 2017).

Eager to try writing fiction as well, Tracy chose a future setting for Counteract (2014), Resist (2015), Ignite, (2016) and Revolt (2017), the Resistance Series novels. Resist was named Best YA Fiction 2016 by the Texas Association of Authors Book Awards, and won Silver in the international Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

Tracy, who is married with one grown daughter and two spoiled cats, splits her time between Dallas, Texas and Columbus, Ohio.

 SHORT BIO

Once upon a time, Tracy Lawson was a little girl with a big imagination who was obsessed with telling stories. Her interests in dance, theatre, and other forms of make-believe led to a twenty-year career in the performing arts, where “work” meant she got to do things like tap dance and choreograph musicals.

Though teaching dance and choreographing shows was a great outlet for her creativity, Tracy never lost her desire to write.

The Cincinnati native now has to her credit six books, including an award-winning nonfiction history book, Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More: Explorations of Henry Rogers’ 1838 Journal of Travel from Southwestern Ohio to New York City (McDonald & Woodward, 2012), based on the writings of her great-great-great grandfather. To satisfy her curiosity about other aspects of her ancestors’ lives, she wrote the companion volume  Pride of the Valley: Sifting through the History of the Mount Healthy Mill (McDonald & Woodward, 2017).

Eager to try writing fiction as well, Tracy chose a future setting for Counteract (2014), Resist (2015), Ignite, (2016) and Revolt (2017), the Resistance Series novels. Resist was named Best YA Fiction 2016 by the Texas Association of Authors Book Awards, and won Silver in the international Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

Tracy, who is married with one grown daughter and two spoiled cats, splits her time between Dallas, Texas and Columbus, Ohio.

VERY SHORT BIO

Once upon a time, Tracy Lawson was a little girl with a big imagination who was obsessed with telling stories. Her interests in dance, theatre, and other forms of make-believe led to a twenty-year career in the performing arts, where “work” meant she got to do things like tap dance and choreograph musicals. A mid-life career change has yielded six books–a four-volume series of thrillers for young adults, and two nonfiction history books based on the lives of her pioneer ancestors.

 Tracy, who is married with one grown daughter and two spoiled cats, splits her time between Dallas, Texas and Columbus, Ohio.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Tracy’s website: http://tracylawsonbooks.com

Resistance Series website and blog: https://counteractbook.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TracyLawsonAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracyslawson

Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/tracylawsonauthor

QUOTE

“Dystopias are twisted versions of perfection, masquerading as stable, peaceful, carefully structured societies devoid of risk and pain.

“Beneath the surface, however, a dystopian society’s oppressive structure attempts to destroy humanistic characteristics. Protagonists may feel like misfits because they dare to question or reject the unnatural norms established by those in power. The dystopian novel explores whether human nature can be changed in such a way that people will abandon their longing for freedom, for dignity, for integrity, and for love.

“I write dystopian fiction so it will remain just that—fiction.”