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Biography


Short Bio

Pamela Tracy is an award-winning author who lives with her husband (He claims to be the inspiration for most of her heroes) and son (He claims to be the interference for most of her writing time.) She was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and started writing at a very young age (a series of romances, all with David Cassidy as the hero. Sometimes Bobby Sherman would interfere). Then, while earning a BA in Journalism at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, she picked up the pen again only this time, it was an electric typewriter on which she wrote a very bad science fiction novel.)  First published in 1999 by Barbour Publishing, She has since published more than twenty books and sold more than a million copies.  She's written contemporary, historical and suspenseful - all in the romance genre.  Her 2007 suspense Pursuit of Justice was a Rita finalist.  Her 2009 suspense Broken Lullaby won the American Christian Fiction Writers' Book of the year award.     

 

 


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          Pamela Tracy is a writer and teacher in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she lives with her husband.
         She was raised in Omaha, Nebraska.  For forty years she honestly told people she was an only child, and then, she met her birth mother and as a fringe benefit found a sister and brother.  That's now expanded to birth father and his wife and wonderful daughters.
         She started writing (A very bad science fiction novel) while earning a BA in Journalism at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.  Luckily, that manuscript is missing, but after moving to Arizona, her father made her pack up the stuff in the basement where she discovered a few writings from her teenage years.  Most were romances.  Most had a hero who suspiciously sounded like David Cassidy.  Whoa!  In these written-by-hand epics, the heroes were even named David Cassidy.  No wonder he didn't have time to do more seasons of the Partridge Family.
         Pamela seriously turned to writing after her mother's death in 1993.  She'd always told her mother she wanted to be a writer.  It was a way to work through sorrow.
         Her first novel It Only Takes a Spark was published in 1999.  Since then she’s published twenty more writings in both romantic comedy and Christian inspiration romance.  Her novella, “I Do, Too” in the anthology Dear Miss Lonely Heart was featured in Crossings book club and released in hardback.   Her novella “Murder or Matrimony” in the anthology The Wildflower Brides was featured in the Doubleday book club and also released in hardback.   Promises and Prayers for Teachers, an August 2004 Barbour release, was her first non-fiction book and went to number two on the Christian Booksellers Association’s bestseller list. 
       Pursuit of Justice, her first novel with Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense was released in March of 2007 and was a RITA@ finalist.  It also took second place the the American Christian Fiction Writer's Book of the Year contest.   Broken Lullaby was a Romantic Times magazine top pick in March of 2008 and is now a finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers' Book of the Year contest.  It also received an Holt Medallion Award of Merit.      
        Pamela attends the Church of Christ.  She is an English professor - you'll find no comma errors in this website!  Her husband Don is a plumber.  Besides going to church, writing, teaching, camping, sewing, reading, grading papers, cleaning house, yakking on the phone to friends, and taking care of her family, she is often asked to speak at various writers’ organizations in the Phoenix area.  She belongs to Romance Writers of America, The Society of Southwestern Writers, The Arizona Authors’ Association, and the American Christian Writer’s Association.  She serves as the president of their local chapter Christian Writers of the West.  In February of 2005, her newlywed status changed to that of newlymom.