Friday 5 April 2013

Tracy Kauffman Interview

Southern Attraction by Tracy Kaffman

Southern Attraction CoverartBlurb :

Southern Attraction is a young adult romance book about a girl who loses her parents and is forced to live with a redneck uncle from Alabama. There she has to choose between two young men that she likes. Will she choose true love or a lifestyle that she is accustomed to.

Heather has everything she ever wanted; money, clothes, friends, popularity and parents that adored her.  Until one terrible day, she loses it all.  She is uprooted from a place she loves to a small town in Alabama with a uncle she doesn’t know.  The small town of Huckleburg was nothing like Manhattan.  Country rednecks owned the town and no one accepted Yankees from New York.  Heather didn’t think things could get worse until a tornado comes and blast through the small town.  Heather has to lose herself to rediscover what life is all about.  She meets two guys that she can’t decide between who she really wants.  Join Heather as she discovers that there is more to life than money and fame.  Will Heather ever fit in and find true love or will she stay an outsider living in the south.

Author Bio:

My photo Tracy Kauffman is a Christian fiction author of Young Adult and Children Stories.  She grew up in North Alabama, where she still resides with her husband and daughter.  She loves taking cruises and traveling with her family.  Her favorite place that she has been to is the Grand Canyon.

 Tracy has an associates degree in Nursing.  She is a registered nurse and works part time in a local nursing home.  The rest of the time she spends her time writing books and marketing them.  Her titles include: Gwendolyn’s Wish, Southern Adventures, Richard the Lionheart, My Boyfriend the Squire and Captain Honey Bear Saves Goldie Locks.

Tracy started writing poetry at a small age and won the title of editor in her school newspaper, when she was in second grade.  She had her first poem published in a online writing contest called, The Cosmetology Student.  She decided to write her first book, Southern Adventures, when her son left home for the Air Force.

She loves writing and hopes to be able to inspire her readers into living a happy healthier life.  She feels like her own life experiences have made her a better writer.  Learn more about her by visiting her website or blog.

Hello Tracy, welcome to Booky Ramblings. First off tell us a little bit about yourself. Hello, I am a Christian Author from North Alabama. I work part time as a registered nurse at a local nursing home.

What inspired you to write your first book? I have been writing for a year now.  A bad storm blew in one day and reminded me of the Tornados that blast through Alabama in April of 2011. So, I decided to write about the things I heard from family and friends, and the things I saw when visiting Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, Alabama.

What was one  of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books? That people can be critical but I know that adds to your writing experiences.

How long does it take you to write a book? About six months depending on which one.

Can you share a little of your  current work with us? Southern Attraction is a young adult romance book.  I write about the tornadoes that came through Alabama and most of the south during 2011.  Not a lot of people join forces to help others until devastation hits there own lives.  Decatur, Alabama didn’t get hit but we lost power for a week.  From the loss of power, we had no lights whatsoever, no electricity, food spoiled, no gas because of the service stations closing. Walmart closed!  That’s hard to say because of how much people depend on them!

Describe  your main character, in 5 words. Heather is spoiled, courageous, beautiful, outgoing, caring.

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing? Busy with marketing, book signings, trying to work my second job, picking up children from school, going to appointments, etc…

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Writing is fun and hard but worthwhile.

Which authors would you say inspired you to write? There are many authors to chose from. Danielle Steel is one that became famous from early on, so I would say her.

What books did you read as a child? Judy Blume’s Superfudge, Boxcar Children, Alice in Wonderland, Tom Sawyer, etc…

Here are some random questions for you now.

If someone wrote your biography, what do you think the title should be? Hard working Author and Mother

What book are you currently reading? Highland Hero by Amanda Scott

What is in your fridge right now? Milk, cheese, eggs, Juice, lunch meat, sodas.

Favorite Ice Cream flavor? Butter Pecan

Cats or dogs? Dogs.  My dog is a chocolate lab.

Pet Peeves? The phone ringing.

And finally, since I’m a little obsessed with the upcoming  Zombie Apocalypse, your house is under attack and you only have time to grab 3 things, what do you grab? My family, photos, purse.
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My twitter handle: @Kauffmantracy

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