Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Author Spotlight: Traci McDonald

Debut author Traci McDonald has been a writer since she figured out how to make words on a page. Traci wrote for English classes like most people, but she wrote everything else in between. Traci won minor competitions with short stories, poetry and lyrics before becoming visually impaired. That is just a political correct way of saying Traci McDonald is blind. Traci lost her eyesight 17 years ago, but it never stopped her from living life and following her dreams. 

Like most authors, She loves to write and it fills her life with joy and meaning. She writes for and with her kids. Traci writes for family and friends, and she writes because Traci loves to build beautiful things with words. 

"When I write, my computer announces the stroke of each key and the content of each document. It is such a thrill for me to write something and feel the immediate gratification of hearing it read back to me. When the sound of the prose and the picture in my head match, I know I am on the right track. Every author needs beta readers or readers outside of themselves. As a direct result of writing blind I get to hear my computer fill this role for me, instantly," said Traci.

She has struggled with her health and raising kids, prior to the publication of her first novel. Traci is very excited to see her dream in life coming true. She lives in a small cozy town in the Mojave Desert, less than 150 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Writing is not the easiest task to accomplish when you can’t read your own work. However, it is a joy for me to figure out how to do it. The sense of accomplishment and purpose is a great source of joy and contentment in my life," shard Traci.

Traci McDonald has four other books in the process of becoming published and a whole list of others she plans to write.

About the Traci McDonald's Debut Romance Novel:
Killing Casanova is based in the small ranch community of Lindley, Nevada where Jake Caswell claims the skills and reputation of infamous womanizer ‘Casanova’, until he meets Cassie Taylor, who is seemingly oblivious to Jake’s irresistible charms. Jake determines to add Cassie to Casanova’s list of conquests and unknowingly pulls her into his troubled life. Cassie uncovers old tragic wounds and a world of violence she did not expect, and her own life is at risk from Casanova’s enemies. Worse, she fears the truth about him will leave her heart as the next victim of Casanova’s flawed perceptions. Will Cassie be able to uncover the man behind the mask amidst the threat of peril? Is there hope for love in a tangled web of danger   and blind distrust?

Publisher: Crimson Romance
ISBN Number: 978-1440552427
ISBN 10: 1440552428
ASIN: B008DVPAW6 (eBook)
Publication Date: July 2012
Genre: Mainstream Romance/Suspense

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