Sunday, October 3, 2021

Paperback Available!

 The paperback for Discovering the Nightingale is now available!

Click Here

I'm excited about this fifth book in my British series.  It focuses on two new characters, Chelsea and Luka.  Both of them have strong ties to Chilton Crosse (and to each other).

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

It's Here!

Discovering the Nightingale, Book 5 in the Chilton Crosse series, is available today!

It has a special ebook price of $2.99 until tomorrow (at Amazon). The paperback will hopefully be available soon.



Link to purchase:

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Pre-Order Available!

 For a limited time, my new e-book (Book 5 in the Chilton Crosse series) is available for $2.99 at Amazon.  


CLICK HERE for the pre-order link at Amazon

And here's the synopsis for Discovering the Nightingale:

Chelsea Barrett finally has her life under control. She recently moved back home to Chilton Crosse, finished her first year of teaching, and completed the renovations on her Nightingale Cottage. But the sudden appearance of Luka McKane stops her in her tracks. Luka is the vicar’s rebellious son and Chelsea’s first love from sixteen years ago—the one she never got out of her system, the one who still occasionally haunts her dreams.

When Luka decides to stay in the village indefinitely, Chelsea makes the best of it by choosing to ignore their rocky past and start fresh with him, as friends. But when Chelsea and Luka begin inching closer together, the lines of their friendship blur, and they’re forced to face their troubled past. Chelsea must decide whether loving Luka is worth the risk, a second time around.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Cover Reveal!

Here's the cover for my newest book in the Chilton Crosse series.  I love it!  Many thanks to Red Adept Publishing, Streetlight Graphics, and Erica Lucke Dean, for their incredible talents and insight.

Release date TBA.

Friday, April 16, 2021

New Book on the Way!

Book 5 in the Chilton Crosse series has officially entered the editing phase (and a book cover is on the way)! 
I'll update this page with a release date, whenever I get one.

I can't wait to introduce readers to these new characters -- Chelsea and Luka. They're new to the series, but they have a strong history with the village of Chilton Crosse (and with each other).

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Paperback Available

I'm happy to announce that the paperback for Book 2 (Meet You Under the Stars) is now available.

Link to purchase

Here's a little sneak peek into my 2021:  I plan to write Book 3 this summer, and Book 5 (in the Chilton Crosse series) is completed and waiting in my publisher's queue.  I'm hoping the book will be released sometime this year.  

Thanks as always for your support of this series and my writing.

I hope you have a peaceful and healthy year ahead.

Thursday, December 10, 2020


Many thanks to Julie for a lovely, detailed review of MEET YOU UNDER THE STARS. Check out her wonderful blog right here.  

 (The paperback is coming soon!)

Monday, November 30, 2020

Release Day!


Today is my book's birthday! 
MEET YOU UNDER THE STARS (ebook) is available today. Paperback soon to follow. 
It's Book 2 in my new Morgan's Grove series, set in a small Texas town.  
This one is special to me---it highlights my love for books. The main character is a librarian who works in a gorgeous library, where she hosts book clubs and children's readings. The minor characters of Book 1 are still around, plus some new ones (including a handsome/shy architect Chaynie used to know, years ago, in high school). 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Cover Reveal!

Here's the book cover for MEET YOU UNDER THE STARS, Book 2 in the new Morgan's Grove series.  It will be released on Dec 1st (with a probable pre-order date, coming soon):


I'm so pleased with this beautiful cover.  Many thanks to Glendon, Lynn, and Erica for their input and help. This cover also goes well with Book 1 (already published):





Monday, April 13, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Release Day!

LOVE STARTS HERE, my first book in a new Texas series, releases today!

It's a cozy, sweet romance (Hallmarky)---the perfect escape for these surreal and unpredictable days we're all living through!

Here's the link to purchase.  A special $2.99 ebook price TODAY ONLY, before the book reverts to its usual price.  Paperback coming soon!

Friday, March 6, 2020

LOVE STARTS HERE is now available at a special ebook price of $2.99!  (Release date is March 30th).

Here's the link!  

Thanks so much for your support through the years.  I hope you enjoy the first book in this new Morgan's Grove series!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

RELEASE DATE for Love Starts Here!

My publisher just let me know that LOVE STARTS HERE, Book 1 in my new Texas series, will be released on March 30th -- the ebook, with paperback to follow.

This announcement offers me an excuse to show this beautiful cover one more time!  

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


PAINTING THE MOON, Book 1 in my Chilton Crosse series, is having a special Kindle Countdown sale (ebook, Amazon only).

This means it'll be available for .99 on Jan 7th and 8th, then $1.99 on the 9th and 10th, then $2.99 on the 11th and 12th.

Get yours today!

Here's the link.


Thursday, January 2, 2020

Cover Reveal!

What a great time -- January, 2020 -- to receive this beautiful new book cover!  Here it is:

It's the first book in my new "Texas" series, a clean romance set in a small town.  Publication will be this spring. I'll be sure to update this page with details.

Many thanks to my wonderful publisher, Red Adept, and to Streetlight Graphics for this awesome cover.  I'm thrilled with it!

Happy New Year, everyone!  May it be filled with books, books, and more books!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

FREE Christmas Book!

SEEKING THE STAR is FREE from today until December 14 (Amazon-only, ebook).

You can download at this link

Merry Christmas, everyone!

(P.S. - I'll have some pretty big book news coming soon, too!  I'll announce it here on my page).

Monday, October 7, 2019

New Book Series!

I have good news to share!  For the past two years, I've been quietly working on a brand-new series.  This one is set in Texas -- a fictional town called Morgan's Grove.  The books will be a bit lighter and shorter than my Chilton Crosse books (think: Hallmarky, feel-good, super-cozy).  
Book 1 is tentatively titled LOVE STARTS HERE. 

My publisher, Red Adept, is on board!  Book 1 will hopefully be released sometime in 2020.  I'll still be working on the Chilton Crosse series (in fact, Book 5 is already in my publisher's editing queue).

Thanks to ALL of you for your ongoing support of my books. You'll never know what it means to me!  :-)

FREE e-book!

The first book in my Chilton Crosse series -- PAINTING THE MOON -- is free this week, for a limited time (Oct 7-11).

Link to download

As well, the other three e-books in the series will be deeply discounted!

Amazon only.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

.99 SALE!

Savoring the Seasons is on sale from today through July 28th, for just .99!

It's the 4th book in my Chilton Crosse series, but it's a standalone with a new main character (no requirement to read Books 1-3).

You can find it at most online retail stores!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

BOOK 5 - Completed!

Look what I just typed! 

After well over a year of brainstorming and writing, 386 pages later, the rough draft of Book 5 is complete!

Next, I'll read over and edit it (more than once), conduct some additional research, then offer it to my publisher. No idea when the book will be released -- too early to tell. But let's hope it's sometime in 2020!

Thanks to everyone for their patience while I worked on this book.  I've got a full-time teaching job that keeps me busy, so I can only write on the occasional weekends, holidays, and summer!  

I'll post updates here as we get closer to the publishing process.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

I Officially Have "A Collection!"

My publisher has just announced the upcoming release date of March 26th for "The Chilton Crosse Collection."  I'm thrilled!  This collection will contain the first three novels in my series.

My favorite part about this announcement is the "#1" in the title, which indicates there are MORE to come.  I'm currently hard at work on Book 5 in the series, and I have strong ideas for others.

Thanks to everyone for their ongoing support!  

Here's the beautiful cover:

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


So, Top Shelf Magazine runs a literary contest each year, and PAINTING THE MOON won first place for women's fiction.  I'm floored!  How wonderful!

Just wanted to share the good news:

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Kindle SALE and Other News

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

My publisher has put my Christmas novel on sale for .99 -- Dec 1-4, Kindle version.

In other news, I'm hard at work on Book 5 in the Chilton Crosse series.  It introduces readers to two new characters who have strong ties to the village (and to each other!).  I'm hoping the book will be released in late 2019, but there's no firm timeline on it yet.  I'll be sure to post updates on this page.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Friday, September 14, 2018

I'm a Finalist!

So, I received some pretty cool news yesterday!

Dear Traci,

We had a staggering 1,023 entries in the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards, and your book Painting the Moon has been selected as a Finalist in the category of E-Book Fiction & First Novel & General Fiction/Novel & Women's Literature!

Warm Regards,
Keith Katsikas
CEO & Publisher
TopShelf Magazine

Thursday, July 26, 2018

99 cent SALE!

Buy FINDING THE RAINBOW (Kindle only) at .99 for a limited time!  Escape to the Cotswolds for a tale about family, friendships, and romance, with a little Jane Austen mixed in. 


Friday, June 15, 2018

FREE Ebook!

My first novel in the Chilton Crosse series has been reduced to FREE for a limited time (June 15-19).  Here's the link to download the novel (ebook only, Amazon only):

Saturday, February 3, 2018


The fourth (standalone) book in my Chilton Crosse series is on SALE for only $0.99 (ebook)!  This sale will last from today through Feb 9th.

Here's the link:

Saturday, December 2, 2017

.99 Kindle Countdown Sale!

My Christmas novel, Seeking the Star, is having a special Kindle Countdown sale (available only at Amazon right now).

Here's how it works:

The book is available at a special .99 price on Dec 2nd and 3rd.  Then the price increases to $1.99 for Dec 4th and 5th.  Then the price increases to $2.99 for Dec. 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Then the book is back to regular price.

Click this link to purchase. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Christmastime is Almost Here!

If you're looking for a cozy, inspirational holiday book to read, SEEKING THE STAR is the one.  It's Book 3 in the Chilton Crosse series, but it's a total standalone novel.

Here's the blurb and cover (currently, this book is only available at Amazon, and is enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited program):

  One December night, in the sleepy Cotswold village of Chilton Crosse, a drifter with a mysterious past collapses on George and Mary Cartwright’s snowy doorstep.  During the next few weeks, as Christmas cheer spreads with a Dickens-themed festival, Mary nurtures the stranger, Ben, back to health.

   As Ben gains his strength and starts to trust Mary and George, he lowers the wall he’s so carefully constructed.  But when Christmas Eve arrives, one of his secrets accidentally comes to light, forcing him to confront the darkness of his past—and to rediscover the faith he’d lost months before.  And on that holiest of nights, he finally begins to understand that mercy and forgiveness are meant for him, too.