Meet Author Tracy James Jones #AmReading @Hatchiekid

I’m delighted to introduce you to my wonderful friend Tracy.

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Bio: Tracy James Jones is a novelist, blogger, book reviewer, former actor & artist in Dallas and Waxahachie, Texas. In terms of genre, Jones writes interracial/multicultural romantic drama with an LGBT twist. Literary portfolio includes four novels, two original screenplay projects, and a collection of short stories. Her work has been featured on various online sites, including the Huffington Post & as teacher support material for the International Baccalaureate Organization. Her extended social media networks include a blog, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Muck Rack, Pinterest & Twitter.

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– What genre do you write?

Multicultural romantic drama with an LGBT twist.

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– Have you always wanted to be an author?

Not until high school.  I actually wanted to be a professional singer or actor. I juggled all three for a few years, but I found my happy place with writing.

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– Tell me 3 things about yourself that your readers don’t know.

  1. I’m a complication of emotions. I suppose that helps with my writing. I’m also easy going, but true to my zodiac sign, I can be a fierce lioness when I need to be.

 

  1. Raised as an only child, most people assume that I was spoiled.   My mother wouldn’t allow it.  Over the years, I spoiled myself too much. Now that I am older, I think I do have that personality.

 

  1. I’m an introverted person who totally enjoys being that way. It takes a lot of courage for me to step out of my safety zone and into the public realm.  Being somewhat shy too doesn’t help me at all.

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Tell me about your books.

“Secrets & Lies”

~ A Different Kind of Love Story ~

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(Multicultural Romantic Drama)

 

“Sometimes a need for keeping secrets…

Can be just as intriguing as a reason for telling lies…”

 

“Secrets & Lies” is a provocative, uncensored, character-driven, emotional journey into the private lives of four central characters in a small Texas town.  At the heart of the story is a beautiful transgender woman of color who questions her personal worth as she fights to keep the life and love she has always wanted. Even the elements of true confessions get lost in translation as the details of who these people really are brings them together in a surprising, yet necessary finale that will change their lives forever.

Link: http://amzn.com/B005G5L36O

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 “Torn: Sixty days of Calaboose

~ A Fictional Memoir ~

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(Contemporary Psychological LGBT Drama)

Warning: Adult language, mild sexual situations.

“It is said that a mind is a terrible thing to waste…

For some, it is also a very terrifying thing to lose…”

 

Unjustly accused of a crime, a sensitive, feminine male struggles to keep his sanity while incarcerated in a small town jail inhabited by a variety of unpredictable strangers.

Link: http://amzn.com/B007WZHX4W

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The Crush”

 (Flash Fiction)

(Huffington Post & IBO Teacher Support Material)

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For Adults this is a little reminder of how innocent love can be and how long it can last. For Young Adults it is undeniable proof that emotionally, grown-ups were once exactly like them.

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Blog: https://tracyjamesjones.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/the-crush-short-story/

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/275214

Blog: “Let’s Talk About Book’s”– is a public forum used to showcase, promote, and support Independent & Traditional Literary Entertainment.

 Books/Events:

  • 1st Local Book Signing Event – “No Tears For A Hero” – 1995
  • 1st National Book Signing Tour – “Searching For Eden” – 2003
  • Local Author Appreciation Event – N. P. Sims Library – 2003
  • Guest Speaker – Italy High School Creative Writing Class – 2004
  • Writer’s League of Texas Member – Since 2007
  • “Secret & Lies” – Novel – 2011
  • “Secret & Lies 2 – A Family Affair” – Novella – 2012
  • “The Inhabitants of Magnolia Park” – Novel/Screenplay – 2012
  • “The Crush” – Short-Short Story (flash Fiction) – 2013
  • “Torn: Sixty Days of Calaboose” – Novel – 2014
  • Book Signing – Oak Lawn Library – June 2015
  • Guest Speaker – Book & Brews Lecture Series – December 2015

Other Acclaim:

  • Guest Judge for the 2013-15 RONE` (Romance Novel) Awards (Las Vegas)
  • Featured in the 2013-15 Indie-Vengeance Day Author Event (Dallas)
  • Guest Judge for the 2014 HuffPost50/AARP Memoir Contest
  • Guest Judge for the 2014-15 Rainbow Books Awards
  • Featured Author in the Transcending Gender Project
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