Tracy Garrett can’t remember when books weren’t a part of her life. Some of her most treasured possessions are books, given to her by her parents and grandparents. From bedtime stories to extra credit reading assignments, Tracy has always loved to disappear into the worlds created within the pages of a story.
As a descendant of William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield – of the Hatfield and McCoy feud fame - history is a huge part of who Tracy is. She even has two circuit-riding preachers in her lineage. Growing up in Southern Illinois, Tracy enjoyed studying the settling and growth of the western half of the United States: the Trail of Tears, ancient Native American civilizations, riverboat traffic... the past holds a wonderful fascination for her. She constantly pestered her grandparents for stories of their youth, their families and experiences. Even her first car was vintage: her Grandpa’s dark blue 1952 Chevy with a push-button starter.
While being a writer was not initially the burning desire in her life, creativity has always been core to Tracy. She is an accomplished musician with a bachelor and masters degree in flute performance who continues to perform and also conduct a youth choir. In recent years her need for creativity and her passion for reading began to merge, and with her love of romance, writing historical romance was a natural for her. She loves a “happily ever after!”