Behind the Mask, Tracy Ellen is your average, normal, middle-aged woman living dangerously through the characters she writes...and the voices in her head.

Tracy, the Woman…

I’m a happy wife, mother--and still totally blown away by the magical concept--grandmother of two of the cutest little chickadees in the world. When I am not living dangerously through the lives of my characters, I like planning the next exciting vacation. Sometimes, I even go on them. I love water, but should stay far away from it since I have a propensity toward drowning. (I've had near-death drowning experiences 4 times in my life, no lie. I'm like a frickin' mermaid catwoman with nine lives!)  Like many Playboy models, I also love long walks on the beach, but at sunrise not sunset. (I've got much better things to do when its getting dark outside. ) And not walks on a deep sandy beach at the ocean, unless it is a flat, hard-packed beach. I don't know about you, but it’s not my idea of fun to walk cockeyed at a steep slant or trudge long distances in deep sand. If I'm at the ocean, I prefer to amble along under the morning sun, collect awesome shells, and purely for future book research purposes, check out the size of men’s brains while freezing mine sucking down a frothy, ice-cold piña colada. (Yes, I drink my breakfast in the morning on vacation. Don't judge.)

 

Tracy, the Writer…

Having always ruefully described myself as a Jill of All Trades, Mistress of None,  you can imagine my freakin' delight finally discovering my niche in life when falling headlong in love with writing. The unexpectedness of this gift still leaves me breathless and quivering with gratitude. Now working on books 13 and 14, I  still have to pinch myself (I won't say where) to believe my life as a self-published author has evolved into a full-time career. Sure, it’s hard, lonesome work, but I enjoy every minute I spend in the worlds of my crazy characters. My mission as an author is to keep the mad passion going in the choice of every writing project I take on. I love reading many different genres and tend to go against all the rules to be a genre-masher in my writing, too. So, Darling Reader, you may see some strange-ass stuff written by me in the future, but I swear to do my best to make every book you read a fun-filled adventure you won't want to put down. Mwah!

Now, enough about me...