3 Questions Wednesday with Tracey Lyons

tracey-lyons-1345-hr-colorPlease make welcome multi-published author, Tracey Lyons, to the Writing Prompts Blog. Tracey considers herself a small town gal who writes small town romances…

Glad you dropped by, Tracey! First question:

What books have fortified you as a writer? How?

TraceyWriting From the Inside Out by Dennis Plumbo, Pencil Dancing by Mari Messer and Donald Maass’s on Writing the Breakout Novel. How? These books help to unleash my inner creativity by giving me different ways to think about my writing process.

We all need our creativity unleashed. 🙂 Now…

What secret talents do you have?

Tracey:  I dabble in watercolor art. I started doing this about a decade ago when I was struggling with my writing career. I figured if I could write, then I must be able to paint! So I took a few watercolor classes and discovered that I do have a tiny little talent for art.

Watercolor art sounds like fun. Last question:

If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?

Tracey:  I would probably make my old standby dinner of roast pork loin, steamed green beans and roasted red potatoes. Which I would follow with a killer dessert maybe a fruit cobbler or some chocolate confection layered in my trifle dish.

Put me down for the chocolate confection! Thanks, Tracey, for being our guest…

Tracey is ready to bless one person with a Kindle e-book giveaway of A Changed Agent. Just leave a comment to be entered…

  A Changed Agent

achangedagentbookcoverWhen schoolteacher Elsie Mitchell meets rugged William Benton on a train platform in Albany, it appears they have nothing in common. He isn’t the sort of fellow a proper young woman of the 1890s would ever speak to, much less become involved with. But when she arrives at her small town in the Adirondack Mountains, Elsie is offered a job as caregiver for this mysterious out-of-towner’s niece and nephew, who’ve been tragically orphaned. Heartbroken for them, she accepts.

Unknown to her, William is an undercover Pinkerton agent posing as a lumber-company foreman. He’s never wanted family—his work is too dangerous. Yet as Elsie transforms his house into a home and he spends time with the children, he feels drawn to family life—and to Elsie.

As a good Christian, Elsie is troubled by William’s secrets…though she does find him intriguing. And when a sinister figure from her past arrives, Elsie and William will have to trust in faith and newfound love to protect their unlikely family from danger.

tracey-lyons-1345-hr-colorAn Amazon Top Ten bestselling historical romance author of the Women of Surprise series, Tracey Lyons sold her first book on 9/9/99! Her books have been translated into several languages and are available in print, digital and audio formats. Tracey lives with her husband in New York’s Hudson Valley region. She has appeared on the award winning Cox Cable Television show, Page One and on the stage of Lady Jane’s reading salon in New York City.

She holds membership in Romance Writers of America, American Christian Fiction Writers and Novelists Inc. A true upstate New Yorker, Tracey believes you should write what you know. Her historical romances are all set in the New York State area. Tracey considers herself a small town gal who writes small town romances. You can learn more about Tracey and her books by visiting her website at www.traceylyons.com. Her new release is available here.