An Interview with Author Tracy Kauffman

Author Tracy Kauffman

Tracy Kauffman is a young adult and kids book author from Alabama. Some Works include: Southern Adventures, My Boyfriend the Squire, Richard the Lionheart, and Southern Attraction, Captain Honey Bear, etc… Tracy is in the process of writing part 2 to Southern Attraction; hopefully it will come out by Spring of next year. Stay Tuned

Describe yourself in five words. Shy, artsy, type A, loyal, compassionate

What fact about yourself would really surprise people? I’m a nurse too.

 How do you work through self-doubts and fear?  pray
What scares you the most? 

 What makes you happiest? spending time with family

 Why do you write? love anything creative, and writing is a type of free expression

 Have you always enjoyed writing?  yes
What motivates you to write? 
helping someone through my writing

 What writing are you most proud of?my kids books
What are you most proud of in your personal life? 
my family

 What books did you love growing up? loved reading Boxcar children and Alice in Wonderland

 What do you hope your obituary will say about you? That I cared about helping others

 Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? grew up in Hartselle, Ala

 How did you develop your writing? Practice

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? marketing

 What marketing works for you? social media

 Do you find it hard to share your work? no

 Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? not really

 What else do you do, other than write? nurse

 What other jobs have you had in your life? sales, secretary, teller

 If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? further my nursing degree,

 If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? here in US

 Tell us about your family? I am married and have 1 boy, 1 girl

 How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? desktop

 How much sleep do you need to be your best? 8 hours

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? husband

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? people like my books

 It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign? mainly social media

 Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?  Captain Honey Bear.  Just came to me

 If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask? Jesus

 When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? watch tv

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel? To love others and help others in some way.

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