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.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Barnes & Noble Availability

My entire Chilton Crosse series is available again at (for Nook), for those who prefer that format. 

The series had been enrolled in the Kindle Select program (at Amazon) for the last several weeks, but is now available elsewhere too, at most online bookstores.

Here's the link to Barnes & Noble!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

SAVORING THE SEASONS -- Now Available in Paperback!

For those old-school readers (like me!) who prefer a paperback, here's the link to SAVORING's new paperback.  This cover is so pretty in person!  I love the way the village street wraps around to the back cover.  Thanks again to Streetlight Graphics!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Release Day!

This is Release Day for SAVORING THE SEASONS, Book 4 in the Chilton Crosse series.

So exciting!  This book has been two years in the making.  Thanks to the folks at Red Adept Publishing for their faith in the series and for their expertise in publication.  This book wouldn't be available without their help.  

Also, thanks to all the readers who've followed and promoted the series.  I'm so grateful to you.

The book is discounted and available at most major venues!

Link to buy

Note:  The paperback will be available soon -- not sure of the date yet, but I'll post the info as soon as I get it. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

99¢ SALE!

The first book in my series, PAINTING THE MOON, is on sale for the special price of .99 for the next few days (ebook).  It's available now at Amazon, and will be on sale at all other venues from June 25-29.

Here's the link!

And here's a shareable meme...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pre-Order Available!

My publisher just phoned to tell me that Book 4 is now available on Amazon for pre-order!  It's listed at a special price of $2.99 (ebook).  The official release date is still June 28, which is near when the paperback will also be available.  

Right now, the ebook pre-order is only for Amazon, but it will soon be available on other venues, too.

Here's a shareable meme:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Release Date!

Book 4 in my series has a release date!  June 28!

My publisher will set up a pre-order sooner than that, but I don't have the date for it.  I'll post it as soon as I know.

Exciting times!  It's been a couple of years since I've released a new novel.  Can't wait!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coming Soon!

Editing update for Book 4:

Savoring the Seasons has officially left the line editing process and is headed into proofreading, the final stage!  This hopefully means the book will be available for pre-order in the next few weeks or so.  I'll be sure to post here about the actual date.  Squeee!!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cover Reveal!

It's here!  The cover for Book #4 of my Chilton Crosse series!


I love it.  It's similar in tone and coziness to the other three covers, but it has one clear distinction -- rather than featuring a cottage in the village, it features the main street (especially the bakery, which is what Book 4 is all about).

Thanks to Red Adept and Streetlight Graphics for their help with this beautiful cover!

*to be published Spring 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year, New Novel!

Happy New Year's!

When we flip over the page to a new year, it's always natural to reflect backward and look forward. 

Looking back at 2016, I find myself grateful -- for readers, friends, and family members who have been so supportive of my novels. I've been writing for many years, but never dreamed that more than a handful of people would ever read my work. I'm particularly thankful to my publisher, Red Adept Publishing, who took a chance on me in 2013, and to those of you who have supported my novels along the way, even before I was published---cheering me on, encouraging me not to let go of my dreams.

As I look ahead to 2017, I'm excited to finish edits on Book 4 ("Savoring the Seasons") and to begin work on Book 5 in the Chilton Crosse series. I'm wondering what's in front of these characters and can't wait to watch them continue their journeys.  I'll be sure to post the highlights to my author page along the way -- book cover reveal, release dates, hints about Book 5...

Here's to a wonderful New Year for us all! May your days be merry and bright!



Monday, November 28, 2016

99¢ Sale!

SEEKING THE STAR is on sale right now for only 99¢!!
A man with a dark past stumbles into a cozy Cotswold village, in search of redemption. And on a snowy Christmas Eve, he finds it in an unexpected place.  

Here's the link to click (the offer only applies to Amazon Kindle).